T- minus 10 Hours

The day has just about finally arrived. I’m pretty much packed and ready to go. My backpack has worked out great (thanks again Stephen, it’s absolutely awesome). I had a big dinner with my family. And now I’m pretty much ready to hit the hey to get some rest before it all begins.

I have waited for this day for a while with a lot of excitement and a little bit of nervous anxiety. It’s been a long journey just to get to this point, and there were times when I wasn’t sure if this would work out out. But with some perseverance and a lot of help, everything has come together better than I could have ever hoped. I am very excited to get started and even more excited,  and grateful to see everyone that is coming down to start walking with me. You have no idea how much your being there and walking with me means to me. I’m not what the exact number will be but I think about 15 to 20 people at Jubilee for the start of my walk. I can’t wait to see you all soon.

Thanks to everyone for all your support. I’m going to try my best to update my blog every night.  I’m not sure if I’ll have access to the internet every where I’m stopping, but I’ll do my best to keep you guys posted so you can track my progress across the state

Let the adventure begin.

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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