Sunday, May 13, 2018

Navy Veteran finishes cross country walk for homeless veterans

Navy Vet Finishes Walk Across Country for Homeless Vet Awareness in Ocean Beach
NBC 7 News San Diego
By Liberty Zabala and Brie Stimson
May 13, 2018
“For all of these guys that are on the streets, if someone sees my story and helps just one guy get off the street then that's made a better life for someone,” Harris told NBC 7.

He started in Jacksonville on Oct. 10

Shane Harris took the final steps of his cross-country, seven-month-long journey to bring awareness to veteran homelessness on the Ocean Beach Pier Saturday.

Shane Harris (right) meets with the American Legion Riders 460 Chapter after he finished his hike in Ocean Beach.
Harris, who started in Jacksonville, Florida, is a Navy veteran who found himself unemployed and nearly homeless a few years ago. He was raising his teenage daughter at the time.

Harris served in the Navy from 1990 to 1996.

His seven-month walk was called the “Hike for Vets” and raised awareness for the roughly the 40,000 homeless veterans in the United States.
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