Monday September 8
Ed Park drove me to my interview with Chattanooga FOX 9 and then dropped me off where he thought it was safe to for me to carry on. Thanks very much to Ed for his great hospitality and care:
Megan from WRBC Channel 3 caught up with me outside of Chattanooga in a town called Chatsworth GA. This was her reaction to me telling her she was the the most beautiful correspondent to interview me so far. Megan did an excellent job covering the Soldier's Best Friend story - WRBC 3 Story
This is Robert who I met in Tunnel Hill GA who let me know that he was cleaning the road to keep me from getting a flat tire - that and collecting the soda cans. Thanks Robert:
It was a day when I wished I could waller in it too:
Buddy of Barts Bait and Tackle treated me to ice cream to get me back on my feet and pedaling. Thank you Buddy:
Donations update: Currently at $685
About Soldiers Best Friend ..... If you have been following along you already know that I am trying to collect donations for the charity called Soldiers Best Friend. This is a charity that provides service dogs to Vets that are suffering from PTSD. These dogs can literally be life savers for these men and women.
My blog averages approximately 175 hits per day. I think that suggests folks are interested in the trip and hopefully are being informed and entertained. I am at the half-way point of the trip at 2151 miles. I consider this my job for the summer of 2014. I am putting in the the "blood, sweat, and gears" to steal a phrase - so would you consider a donation to this very worthy cause?
I've done the math for you .... My entire trip is going to be approximately 4200 miles long. Do you think you could donate $.006 per mile (like about slightly more than 1/2 cent per mile)?? If so then that would be a $25 dollar donation to SBF. Or better yet could you afford to donate at $.012 per mile (1.2 cents per mile) then that would be about a $50 donation. And so on .... give what you can - I know this sounds like a Nation Public Radio fund drive but come on - what a worthy cause!!
Please follow the link below to donate and include my name - just "Neil" will do or "Neal" if you like that spelling better:):)
It's time folks please.......
And finally please remember the cause - soldiersbestfriend.org I will go into this in more detail and perhaps some level of haranguing later on, but for now here is the link .... and an additional link for donation SoldiersBestFriend - Donate Please :):) Oh and I would be a lot more comfortable if you use the "honorarium" option vs the "memoriam" option - you'll understand when you click on the link:):).
As you donate please enter my name in the "In Honor of Spot" so the folks at SBF can tally the results to encourage me and let me know WE are getting something done TOGETHER. I recognize we are really trying to honor the Vets but this is the only way SBF can tally the results of this drive (tour)