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

"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.