In this season of giving, can you spare just $20 to end global warming?

Dear Baltimore:

I'm writing to ask a small personal favor of you. On Saturday, December 11th, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) will hold a four-mile walk to raise money to fight global warming. We'll be walking almost the entire length of Rock Creek Park. We'll be joined by expert guides who'll explain the destructive impacts climate change will bring to our forests, rivers, and urban landscape unless we switch to clean, renewable energy very soon.

By sponsoring me on the walk, you'll help CCAN fulfill its mission of educating and mobilizing the citizens of the Virginia/Maryland/DC region to take concrete steps to protect our climate. The suggested minimum donation is $20 ($5 per mile) but if you can give more it will help CCAN accomplish more. So please let me know if you can make at pledge toward this very worthwhile walk. Also know that CCAN is a reputable, nonprofit organization based in Takoma Park, Md. with an emphasis on community-based, grassroots organizing. You can learn more about CCAN at our website. Your contribution is tax-deductible.

If you can make a pledge, just let me know now and I'll follow up with you after the walk to collect your contribution.

Mike Tidwell
Director, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
301-920-1633 or the Chesapeake Climate Action Network

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This story was published on December 3, 2004.