Friends take on 1,800 miles for homeless
Change for Life
In 1979, Lynn McPherson made a decision that may have saved her life, but it also put her on the street with two young children: She left a husband who had been beating her and, with few other skills to earn money, she started traveling with carnivals, kids in tow.
They and a third child, who was born homeless, spent five years sleeping in carnival trailers or on church pews, she says, slowly crisscrossing the country and nearly all 50 states.
Twenty-five years later, it’s a trip that McPherson, now 54, plans to make again as part of a very personal journey that she’s embarked on: On April 20, she and a friend set out from Vancouver, British Columbia, and are walking 1,863 miles to Tijuana, Mexico, to call attention to America’s growing number of homeless and encourage people to help
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