HEBRON – Helping Hands For Freedom, a military non-profit, has embarked on a 3,091-mile walk across America.
Kevin Winton, a 20-plus year educator from Indiana, and David Roth, a 20-plus year veteran of the Indianapolis (IN) Metro Police Department, left Atlantic City April 28, beginning a four-and-a-half month walk across America to raise funds for the construction of a House of Healing and PTSD Center for military families.
Winton and Roth paused their walk west on U. S. 40 just after noon on Wednesday, May 18, at the Mill Dam Corner Grille for a meet and greet.
Darin Fishburn, Helping Hands for Freedom CEO, said the walk is also to raise awareness about Gold Star families, who not only suffer the loss of a loved one after a soldier is awarded the Gold Star posthumously, but they also must relocate from the base they were stationed, losing their homes and moral support. He plans for the House of Healing Center to act as a halfway house for Gold Star families for several months while they find a new home and piece their lives together following the loss.
Fishburn said each day the walk is dedicated to a fallen soldier. He said the walk is an all-volunteer effort two and a half years in the making. The walk will end Aug. 26 in San Francisco.
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