Jimmy Wayne To Walk 1,700 Miles For Homeless
December 24, 2009 at 8:11 AM (PT)
VALORY MUSIC CO./NASHVILLE artist JIMMY WAYNE announced that on NEW YEAR'S DAY (1/01), he will start a walk of about 1,700 miles to raise funds and awareness about the homeless, at-risk youths and young adults. The walk will be called "Meet Me Halfway" and will begin in NASHVILLE at MONROE HARDING, a facility for foster children. WAYNE's destination is HOMEBASE YOUTH SERVICES, a PHOENIX orginization that provides support for 18-21 year-olds.
WAYNE has rasied more than $2 million for HOMEBASE in the past two years and has been a long time advocate for people on the streets and in foster and group homes. WAYNE has talked openly about his unstable upbringing and his story of being homeless as a teen.
WAYNE said: “What really inspires me to do this is to know that there are folks out there in these situations who may have lost hope for a better life. The other part is I want to say to these young folks, ‘You meet me half way.’…These kids that are coming out of these homes, they are not bad kids, they are lost kids — they need somewhere to go. They need to be found.”
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