Jimmy Wayne Starts 1,700 Mile Walk For Homeless
January 4, 2010 at 12:24 PM (PT)
VALORY MUSIC CO./NASHVILLE artist JIMMY WAYNE kicked off his "Meet Me Halfway" project on FRIDAY (1/01). WAYNE is walking 1,700 miles to raise funds and awareness about homeless, at-risk youths and young adults. The walk began in NASHVILLE at MONROE HARDING, a facility for foster children. WAYNE's destination is HOMEBASE YOUTH SERVICES, a PHOENIX organization that provides support for 18-21 year-olds.
WAYNE met with the residents of MONROE HARDING before the walk began and nearly 75 people joined him on the first mile of the walk. The VALORY MUSIC CO. kicked off WAYNE's fundraising efforts by donating $50,000 to the "Meet Me Halfway" project.
JIMMY WAYNE said: “I knew it was going to be cold, but I didn’t think it’d be THIS cold for THIS long. Thank goodness I have a tent and sleeping bag that are designed for sub zero temperatures. It’s been tough going the past four days. But when I get down, I just think about the kids at MONROE HARDING, and all the kids like them around the country who may really be facing a homeless situation once they are too old for foster care and group homes. That keeps me going.”
For additional information on "Meet Me Halfway" and WAYNE, visit www.jimmywayne.com. To learn more about HOMEBASE or make a donation to the organization, visit www.hbys.org. For more information on MONROE HARDING or make a donation, visit www.monroeharding.org.