A Green Country army veteran is days away from his second 20-mile walk, bringing letters of hope to kids in need across the community.
Army veteran Mike Goodin is working to get more kids involved in writing the letters he will be delivering to the Ronald McDonald House and to kids in foster care.
"It is something that everyone wants to teach their own kids, is how to have compassion," said Goodin. “There are children going through things where they don't deserve to be in that situation, whether it is being treated in hospitals or going through the foster care system. I thought it would be really cool to get these children who aren't having to deal with those things to write letters."
Goodin picks up all the letters, puts them in a backpack and walks with them for miles. He tries to bring them directly to kids who need this encouragement the most.
He did this back in May with the kids at Collinsville Public schools and then walked more than 20 miles to deliver them at Tulsa's Ronald McDonald House.
On September 1, he will be walking again for about 17 miles in the heat, with letters on his back. He has partnered with organizations like Tulsa Boys Home and churches like HillSpring Church to write the letters.
"We love being able to give back. One of our biggest mottos is to be able to make a difference- one of the things we do; is we do a lot of service in the community," said John Stephenson with HillSpring Church.
Goodin will deliver to the Ronald McDonald House and Circle of Care, an organization that works with kids in foster care.
If you have a child in your life who wants to get involved in this project, you can drop off letters over the weekend at HillSpring Church. You can also stand alongside the road on the 1st and hand the letters directly to Goodin.
To check on the details for Goodin’s walk on September 1, visit this Facebook page here.
To donate to Hope On Foot, click here.