Early Friday, December 12—predawn early—Service President Clay Daniels embarked on an over-20-mile march to Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, in support of reStart, an organization fighting to end homelessness in Kansas City. Carrying a 45lb ruck, plus water, Clay journeyed from his home to reStart’s headquarters to raise awareness and funds for reStart. He visited memorials along the way to honor fellow veterans.
Clay joined reStart’s Board of Directors in June 2020, and U.S. Engineering has been involved with the organization for years. On its website, reStart notes that it operates in three locations in Kansas and ten in Missouri, providing prevention and outreach services, shelter, transitional and permanent housing for about 400 people a day.
Clay set a goal of raising $5,000, but as of this article’s publication time, he has raised $10,770.
In a LinkedIn post, Clay recognized the difficulty of the challenge: “On Friday, December 4th at approximately 0230 in the morning, I will start a road march from my house to reStart’s location in downtown KC. The walk will be a little over 20 miles (route is classified) carrying a 45lb ruck (plus water). It’s going to suck for sure, but I don’t mind sucking for a great cause.”
View Clay’s entire LinkedIn post here, and below, watch video check-ins he recorded along the way.