Money spoils everything!

I’M WALKING HOME, TAKING AN ENTIRE YEAR TO CROSS AMERICA. IT’S A LOVE LETTER TO ‘AMERICA’S HOMETOWN,’ AND A FUNDRAISER FOR PLYMOUTH’S HOMELESS.

Money spoils everything, so I guess its a good thing I have so little of it.

I’m not complaining. Having no money is good practice, for having no money.

I want you, to give me money!

I want you, to give me money!

I’ll be largely dependent on the kindness of strangers on my walk, but its those I am leaving behind that I am most worried about.

If I had no one else to worry about, I’d probably take off today. What would be holding me back?

But because I have a home, and a family, and “obligations,” I have to plan, prepare, and be sure my adventure doesn’t leave others in a bad situation.

All this is my way of announcing, ta dah, that I now have a crowd funding site.

I am using Crowdrise, largely because it was so easy to set up.

The money donated at the WalkingHome site on Crowdrise (https://www.crowdrise.com/walkinghome/fundraiser/frankmand) goes directly to my charity, the Plymouth Task Force To End Homelessness.

The Task Force is a 501c3 charity, so everything donated through them is fully tax deductible.

I will have access to those funds, to pay for expenses during my year-long walk, but everything else (and I hope its a gargantuan amount) will go to their mission of keeping people sheltered during Plymouth’s often snowy winters and establishing and managing several other “transitional” homes. I hope that enough money is donated to also get them started on a permanent shelter.

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