Walking for Those Who Can’t

Join Terry virtually as he makes the 300 mile march from Summerfield, NC to Washington, DC to raise awareness to the needs of our veterans!

Terry’s Story

On May 1, 2019, Terry will begin his annual walk to raise awareness of the current Veteran suicide rate, which stands at 22 per day — the equivalent of one Veteran committing suicide every 65 minutes. In addition, Terry hopes to bring attention to Veteran hunger and Veteran homelessness, both of which have a direct correlation to the Veteran suicide rate. Terry, at age 68, will walk from Summerfield, NC to Washington, DC, to bring attention to this terrible plight. That is a trip of 300 miles, some very hard miles, but Terry wants to bring attention to the Veteran’s Issues. This will be the 6th year for Terry making his walk, and his 7th 300 mile walk (he did two in one year). Terry will be joined by Ken and Sharon Wilson, who walk in honor and memory of their son, Allen Wilson, who lost the battle to survive in October of 2013.

Terry has chosen to donate all proceeds from this year’s walk to Nine Line Foundation, an all volunteer non-profit, whose mission is to greatly improve and enhance the lives of some of our nation’s most severely combat wounded veterans. The current initiative is to build a Veterans’ Village – a cluster of tiny homes, a community center and an aquaponics training program, so that currently homeless veterans can get the help they need to re-engage in society and ultimately move on to a better life.

How You Can Help

To learn more about Terry, and his mission, visit his website at https://www.walkingmarine.com/about-terry/. You can also donate to this year’s walk and support Terry’s initiative for the Nine Line Foundation here.