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BENEFITING: PLYMOUTH TASKFORCE FOR THE HOMELESS

EVENT DATE: Nov 23, 2018

DAYS TO GO: 61

Frank Mand

THE STORY:

I am being urged to summarize my year-long walk across America in 50 words or less. That's almost as crazy as the walk itself. But it may be fun to try.


I am WalkingHome and , in 50 words or so, this is why....


1. It’s going to take a year, 365 days, over 3,000 miles, and a lot of money to end homelessness in America's hometown.

2. Every day I am going to pick a flower, or collect a leaf, cup a butterfly in my hand or record the song of a bird so that, when I get back home to Plymouth I will have a ‘bouquet of America.’

3. It's a 365-piece puzzle and the picture on the box is my home. And you and you and, yes, you, are pieces of the puzzle. Every day as I walk across the country I am going to fit in one more piece: Pictures of you in your favorite chair; a recipe for the rice pudding your grandmother used to make; a bouquet of wildflowers gathered in your own back yard; the donation you make to the Task Force to End Homelessness in my hometown, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  I am WalkingHome.

4. There is no metaphor for homelessness. Someone said to me, “When you walk across the country you’ll be homeless too!” That’s not true. I will be WalkingHome. I have a home to return to. And when I get back I hope that I have raised enough money so that others do too.

5. When you realize you have a home and, even more miraculously, a hometown, you can’t help but notice others that don’t feel that connection. Like Dorothy Gale when I am walking across the country every step will remind me that ‘there’s no place like home.’

6. It should be easy. Follow me as I walk across the country and, for every mile, or every day, give a dime or a dollar to the Task Force to End Homelessness in America’s Hometown, Plymouth, Massachusetts through this Crowdrise site.

7. I’m Johnny Appleseed, in reverse. I’m walking across the country, plucking the fruit , sampling the views, wandering in the wildflowers, basking in the spirit of community. I’m greedy to hear your stories and all that I ask in return is that you support a charity that helps shelter the homeless in America’s Hometown.

8. 50 words? Can you sum up your life in 50 words? I hope not. I am going to walk across America and raise money for the homeless. But oh my God, what a wonderful adventure I am going to have.

9. To spend a year moving at the speed of conversation? To walk across America? To link the changing landscape to the different accents of those I meet along the way. How can I refuse? I can't wait to get started.

10. I feel the pull of the road, the edge of the cliff, the lure of the dark water. What is life without risk? What is commitment without uncertainty?

 

 

 

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$4,638

MONEY RAISED

463

miles funded out of 3,500
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  • Gail Warzyn

    $25

  • Eileen Andruk

    $25

  • Ardship Uvkembre

    $32.23

  • Denise Stowell

    $75

  • Betty Sarmento

    $25

  • Mike and Patty Brannan

    $250

  • Cathy

    $100

  • Mike Jackman

     

  • Steve Fletcher

    $100

  • The Muratore Family

    $50

  • Christopher D. Cataldo

    $50

  • Joe and Rose Mellino

    $100

  • Paul & Donna Souza

    $25

  • Denise and Davin Stowell

    $200

  • Nancy Carini

    $100

  • Glorianna

     

  • Simply Soothing Sanctuary

    $100

  • IndieFerm Brewing, Taproom, and Homebrew Supply

    $200

  • Joanne Kaczowka

     

  • Diane Sanford

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Denise and Davin Stowell

     

  • Donna McBrien

    $250

  • Brian Alosi

    $50

  • Melissa Guimont

    $10

  • Lee Pulis

    $50

  • Bill Vickstrom

    $50

  • Anonymous 2017 Last Sunrise Donation

    $20

  • Sharl Heller

     

  • The Muratore Family

    $100

  • Candace & Edi

    $50

  • The Wildlands Trust

     

  • Ken Tavares

     

  • John Mahoney

     

  • Living Observatory/Tidmarsh Farms

     

  • NAMI Plymouth Area, Inc.

    $50

  • Paul & Donna Souza

    $100

  • Dorie Stolley and Eric Walberg

    $100

  • Evelyn Strawn

    $50

  • Cheryle

     

  • Kathie Anderson

    $25

  • Blueberry Crumble

    $50

  • Teresa Kreitzer

    $100

  • Dorothy & Leighton Price

    $100

  • Brian Harrington & Martha Sheldon

    $100

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13% Raised of $36,500 Goal

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The Team: $4,638 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Frank Mand

Amount Raised

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13% Raised of $36,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Brian Harrington & Martha Sheldon

Brian Harrington & Martha Sheldon

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Dorothy & Leighton Price

Dorothy & Leighton Price

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Teresa Kreitzer

Teresa Kreitzer

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Kathie Anderson

Kathie Anderson

DONATION: $25

Good luck on your journey! 3 months ago

Cheryle

Cheryle

I am rereading King's The Stand and when I read this line I thought of you. " May we have happy days, satisfied minds and little or no low back pain." 3 months ago

Evelyn Strawn

Evelyn Strawn

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Dorie Stolley and Eric Walberg

Dorie Stolley and Eric Walberg

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Paul & Donna Souza

Paul & Donna Souza

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

NAMI Plymouth Area, Inc.

NAMI Plymouth Area, Inc.

DONATION: $50

8 months ago