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"Proactive" Adam Brok '10 Walking on Behalf of Homeless and Hungry

August 5, 2010

Adam Brok 2010augAugust 5, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — "As a college student at DePauw University, Adam Brok wanted to donate to the charities and social issue groups that visited campus, but faced the same problem of so many students: 'These are all great causes, but I don’t have any money,'" reports the Jewish Chronicle. "After graduating this spring, Brok decided to take matters into his own hands -- beginning on Aug. 1, he is walking from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia to raise funds and awareness of homelessness and hunger in Pennsylvania." (photo: Brok, second from left, begins his walk accompanied by friends)

The trek began at a soup kitchen and will end at a shelter, reports Justin Jacobs. "It’s a 365-mile trek, and Brok plans to walk between 12 and 35 miles each day, stopping in small towns and rest areas along the way."

“I want to raise a lot of money, but also raise awareness,” says Brok, who graduated magna cum laude in May and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. "People like to complain and lament instead of actually trying to address problems themselves. Maybe this will motivate people to be a little bit more proactive.”

A semester studying in Philadelphia motivated Brok. "You’d see homeless people laying on the sidewalks asking for food all the time. You couldn’t go more than a block without seeing a homeless person."

Read more by clicking here or follow Adam Brok's journey via his blog.