The elements and weather be damned.
Ryan Adams, Scott Keel and Mark Finelli trekked 104 miles through Virginia in an effort to raise $10,000 for veterans this Christmas season.
They call it their “100 Mile Hump” and the proceeds are going to the great organization Operation Homefront.
LYNCHBURG, VA. — Drivers along Red House Road in Campbell County had some company on the road as three men, one dressed in fatigues, continued their 100 Mile Hump, a military-inspired walk to raise money for service members and their families.
Ryan Adams, Scott Keel and Mark Finelli began their 104-mile round trip between Liberty University Law School and Hampden-Sydney College on Dec. 15 and expect to arrive back in Lynchburg at some point this week.
The trio hopes to raise at least $10,000 for Operation Homefront, a nonprofit that provides financial and other assistance to families of servicemen and veterans. As of last Monday, they collected nearly $3,900, and Adams, 28, of Gresham, Ore., said he was confident they would reach their goal.
“It’s a great cause, especially right now around the holidays,” Adams said, noting 100 percent of the hump’s donations go to Operation Homefront. “Hump” is a Marine term for a march or hike.
Some of Operation Homefront’s biggest services are providing financial assistance, emergency food, emergency home repairs, local moving assistance, transitional family housing for wounded veterans and critical baby items, including formula, food and diapers. The majority of the organization’s clients are the lowest-paid service members, according to Operation Homefront’s website.
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