Lubbock man to walk 500 miles to help the homeless - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock man to walk 500 miles to help the homeless

Rod Curry's long walk begins Sunday Rod Curry's long walk begins Sunday
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Twenty cents could go a long ways for some. 

"I've been homeless for about four months," said Jerry Lon Riggins. "Living in the street is hard.  It's better if you're in a house because you can get a shower," he said.

So Rod Curry, member of Carpenter's Church in Lubbock, is taking a step...or several...in helping those in need.

"I plan on walking 500 miles with my backpack so that others can put their's down for good," said Curry.

Beginning Sunday morning, Rod Curry will walk 500 miles to raise money for the homeless here in the Hub City.

About a year in a half ago, Curry decided he would tackle the Colorado Trail this summer. The trek is from Denver to Durango and he expects it to take about 35 days to complete.

For every mile he walks, Curry is asking for 20 cents. He says that money will go to help Carpenter's Church and their effort to build permanent supportive housing for Lubbock's homeless population.

"There's already one house where there's two people located.  We're actually trying to raise $175,000.  And we would like to at least build one other unit but hopefully two," Curry said.

"Makes me feel good that somebody's out there wants to help us," Lon Riggins said.   

You can learn more at: http://20centsamile.com/ and at http://www.carpenterslubbock.org/

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