INDIANAPOLIS (CWS) – United Methodist volunteer Phyllis Newton of Indianapolis was named to the CROP Honor Roll by the Indiana-Kentucky Church World Service Regional Advisory Board at a meeting earlier this year. She was one of three CROP Hunger Walk leaders elected from people nominated by CROP Hunger event leaders and regional staff.

Newton was honored during the Sunday, Aug.29, worship service at Broadway by the Rev. Judy Dunson, regional director of Church World Service in Indiana-Kentucky.

CROP is an acronym for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. The CROP Hunger Walks are a public fund raising event sponsored by CWS.

Newton was named the CROP Honor Roll by the members of the Greater Indianapolis CROP Walk Committee. She has served as an exceptional Walk Recruiter for Broadway UMC for more than ten years, and since 2003 has personally raised more than $10,000 for the CROP Hunger Walk.