Get Involved (I need Help!)

So I still have a lot of stuff to take care of before the walk, such as finalizing a walking route (I have forms to get all of the local authorities to sign but don’t know if I really need to get them signed), finding places that would put me up for a night along the way like homeless shelters or churches, or non-profit outfits (I’ll post my proposed route so you guys know). I will also need help finding companies, organizations, individuals willing to donate (all proceeds will be going to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank and Project H.O.M.E. in Philly). Also, I am looking for people who would want to walk with me, even just for a little bit. I don’t expect anyone to have the time or desire to walk for 3+ straight weeks but would love to have people walk with me for any length of time. I think it would be great to have groups from the various communities I’ll be passing through come out and for a couple of hours.

Lastly, if anyone has any thoughts, suggestions, ideas please share them with me. I’ve never tried to do anything like this before so it’s all completely new to me and I could definitely use help.




About adambrok

My name is Adam Brok. I am a recent graduate of DePauw University, a small liberal arts school in Greencastle, IN, where I was a Philosophy major and Jewish Studies minor. I am also a proud Pittsburgher. I come from a family and environment where helping people in need was just what you did. If you came across a friend, neighbor, or even a complete stranger that was in need of help, you stopped and did what you could to help. It was just as simple as that. As I grew and moved on to college I continued to help where I could. I volunteered as a student friend at a local elementary school where I served as a mentor and tutor to a kindergartner named Jordan and worked with a local church to help run their non-food pantry (where we supplied members of the community on food stamps with essentials like soap, toothpaste, detergent, etc, that cannot be purchased with food stamps). During the summers after my sophomore and junior years respectfully, I volunteered at the University of Pittsburgh Legal Clinic and The Pittsburgh Refugee and Immigration Assistance Center. I also was fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend the spring semester of my junior year in Philadelphia where I was a social work/legal intern in the Juvenile Special Defense Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. It was during this semester in Philadelphia that I became really passionate about the issues of hunger and homelessness. It was impossible to walk around downtown Philly for more than ten minutes without seeing someone laying on the sidewalk or sitting in dirty clothes on a park bench asking for food and money. It was a scene I just couldn't get comfortable with seeing. Here I was a young college student without much money of my own, yet I had an apartment I slept in each night and food to wake up to each morning. Why should I be so fortunate and not the guy that slept on the sewer grate every night down the block from my bare, but warm apartment. That is when I decided that I needed to something, something much more and much greater than what I had done in the past. Being an avid exerciser and enjoying taking on physical challenges, I decided that I would walk from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia to raise money and awareness for the hungry and homeless.
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