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Mobile Meals volunteer hiking 500 miles to raise money for Knox County seniors

If someone donated $.05 a mile and he completed the journey, it would add up to $25.
Published: May. 10, 2022 at 7:01 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Charley Wood, 77, has volunteered at Mobile Meals for 25 years because he is passionate about helping homebound seniors in Knox County. Recently, he decided to take some time away from volunteer work for a bucket list trip.

He plans to hike the Camino Santiago in Europe, which is 500 miles. Wood said he hopes to complete the trek in 40 days but has asked people to donate for each mile he hikes.

“I hope this touches a place in their heart for the elderly. We’re all going to get there one day. If we find ourselves elderly, lonely, and maybe hungry, this is a way to look forward and address that situation,” said Wood.

If someone donated $.05 a mile and he completed the journey, it would add up to $25. That money raised could support a senior for a week of meals. His goal is to raise $50,000 to help Mobile Meals with his campaign.

“I’m going to do this to honor our Mobile Meals neighbors; I consider them my neighbors,” said Wood.

You can support Charley’s goal here.

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