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Walk Green exceeds goal for Warrington Cares donation


Dipesh Patel presented a check to the Warrington Board of Supervisors at the Sept. 24 meeting and enthusiastically reported that his organization, BAPS Charities, donated $1,315 instead of its initial promise of $1,000, because of overwhelming support from the community.

BAPS Charities hosted Walk Green 2019 in Warrington on June 23. At the event, over 127 participants joined hands with The Nature Conservancy to combat the increasingly urgent impacts of climate change and global warming.

In addition, the walk supported the Warrington Cares Employee Charity.

This marked the first year of partnership with Warrington Cares. Jigar Patel and family and Ruchin Patel and family, residents of Warrington Township, represented BAPS Charities.

Nationally, BAPS Charities partnered for the fourth consecutive year with The Nature Conservancy and in support of their “Plant a Billion Trees” program. The growth encouragement program aims to plant one billion trees by 2025. Walk Green 2019 will help The Nature Conservancy plant 61,000 additional trees in 2019. During the last four years, from 2016 to 2019, BAPS Charities’ Walkathons have helped plant a total of 361,000 trees.

Over 23,000 walkers in over 76 cities in North America, generations of changemakers – from 6-year-old first-time fundraisers to senior citizens – came together to raise funds to combat climate change. This commitment to improve human welfare and support the natural environment is key to the BAPS Charities central messages across the country.

Its messages include promoting a spirit of selfless service locally and globally embodied by BAPS’s spiritual leaders. Events such as the Walkathon, Food Drive, Blood Drive, Health awareness and health fairs help instill a consciousness in community members surrounding their actions, in turn, inspiring global harmony.

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