Lodging Update

I’ve been able to make decent progress finding places to stay in the past week. Thanks to the best godmother in the world (you’re the best in the biz Stef), Diana Waters at the Philadelphia Center, and my Uncle Kevin and Aunt Karen, I now know I will have a place to stay from day 19 in Robesonia until the end in Philadelphia. This is awesome, however, I still need to find places to stay for days 1-19 (I think I should be able to find someone I know in Murrysville to put me up for the 1st night though, hopefully, but so far I’m still looking).

My hope is that now with the Central Food Bank of PA getting involved that they might be able to help find places for me to stay, at least in Harrisburg.

Any tips, help, offers would still definitely be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Adam

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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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4 Responses to Lodging Update

  1. rebekah says:

    I know people who live in Williamsburg, I might be able to help you out.

    • adambrok says:

      Rebekah,

      It’s great hearing from you. It’s been a while. I’m really excited to hear you know people in Williamsburg and would really appreciate any help you think you/they could provide. You can tell them all I’m looking for is a couch/futon/floor to crash on for the night and a little something to eat. I would arrive probably around 7pm the evening of Sunday August 8th and leave around 6:30 or so the next morning. I can promise I will be as minimal an inconvenience as possible. You can also give them my contact information (adambrok@gmail.com – (412) 874-9025) and have them get in touch with me if they have any questions, or if you’d prefer I could contact them myself, though being that you know them it might be better if you got in contact with them first.

      I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your help. I have so much I’m trying to take care for this walk and I need all the help I can get. Thanks.

      Adam

  2. Carly says:

    Did your contact in Murrysville work out? I have a couch in Delmont (8.25 miles away which in walking terms I understand is probably quite far) if you’re still looking for a place.

    • adambrok says:

      Carly,

      Thank you so much. This is extremely kind of you. Unfortunately, or fortunately I suppose, I think I’ve got Murrysville covered already. I really appreciate it though.

      Sincerely,
      Adam

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