“After I was hit by a car, went into the hospital and lost my leg from medical complications from surgery, I was very depressed,” says Bud. “Serving at my wife’s school was one activity that kept my chin up.”
“One day I noticed a young boy wrapping his lunch up and slipping it into his bag.” “What are you saving your whole lunch for?” I asked.
“My family is homeless and my sister hasn’t eaten all weekend,” said the boy. “I’m taking this lunch home to her so she can have dinner.”
“At that moment I realized I could make a difference in these kids’ lives. My focus stopped from being an amputee. I became totally focused on how could I get food to these homeless kids.”
“That’s how ‘Destination Fairfield’ came to be. For each quarter donated to homeless kids, I’ll take a step.”
On June 23rd, Bud will start walking from Roy Y Park in Spanaway, Washington to Fairfield, Texas. The sendoff is at 8AM and Bud will begin his walk at 10:30AM. Donations are welcome at any time during the walk, and all proceeds will go toward feeding homeless children.