Jimmy Getting Ready to Walk

Jimmy Getting Ready to Walk
Jimmy Wayne on January 1, 2010 at Monroe Harding at the launch of MMH.

Jimmy Wayne Meet Me Halfway: a Journey to Raise Awareness

On January 1, 2010, Jimmy Wayne launched his Meet Me Halfway campaign when he began his solo walk halfway across America in Nashville, TN. He plans to walk to Phoenix, AZ. Jimmy’s intention is not only to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless, especially at risk children, teens and young adults, but also raise funds for organizations that benefit homeless youth.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Preparing for National Foster Care Month

As we near May - National Foster Care Month - it is important that we pull together and continue to spread the word about Jimmy Wayne's walk to raise awareness of the issues faced by youth aging out of foster care. Jimmy is working on an exciting collaboration for May that will raise the awareness of the needs of aging out youth to another level. During National Foster Care month Project Meet Me Halfway supporters will have many opportunities to make an impact.

You can help Project Meet Me Halfway prepare for National Foster Care Month by joining a Street Team and recruiting as many Street Team members as possible . As we enter May, our numbers will be important.The Street Teams are important and vital part of Project Meet Me Halfway. Street Team members are essential in helping Jimmy Wayne raise awareness of the issues faced by youth aging out of foster care – especially teen homelessness.

The Street Team role will be even more important during May. May 1st is the first day of National Foster Care month and Global Love Day. Street Teams will begin May with a National Walk To Raise Awareness for Project Meet Me Halfway. No matter where you are we ask that you go out and walk for Meet Me Halfway on May 1st. Get together with family, friends, or do a solitary walk. Log the distance you walk and take a photo of yourself walking with an inspirational sign stating your name and location. After the walk, upload the photo onto the website to show your support for Jimmy Wayne and Project Meet Me Halfway. We will have a photo gallery that shows all of us walking across the country on May 1. It will be a way for Jimmy Wayne fans across the nation to come out and show their compassion and support for those youth aging out of foster care and those homeless teens.

More information will be provided about the May 1 National Walk Day. If you have questions, thoughts or want to connect with other Meet Me Halfway supporters and walk with them -- contact Kristy or your regional Street Team Coordinator.  Here's the Twitter contact information for the Street Team Leaders (their email address are on the website.)

Kristy Barto, National Coordinator: twitter.com/klbarto
Sarah Walsh, Great Lakes: twitter.com/ProjectMMH_GLC
Sandra White, Southeast: twitter.com/MMHSoutheast
Nicole Osmera, Southern: twitter.com/MMHSouth
Cheryl Gillman, Arizona: twitter.com/CherylGnAZ
Shannon Trevino, Mid-America: twitter.com/JWfanTX
Jamie Phelps, North/Northwest: twitter.com/jamiemarva
Felecia Kiser, Mid-Atlantic: twitter.com/MMH_MidAtlantic
Moe Ferrante, Northeast: twitter.com/Moe_F
Cynthia Sparks, West: twitter.com/MMHWestCoast

Sharon is updating www.projectmmh.org daily. The Home page now highlights breaking news. Check in regularly with the website to stay up to date. Please continue to send us articles, organizations and information to add to the website. Information should be submitted via email. We try to pick up resources from the links shared on Twitter, but we miss many of those -- so please email information for the website.  Sharon and I are available if you have any thoughts, suggestions, or comments regarding www.projectmmh.org.  You can reach us via the website contact page.

As we prepare for May, it is an exciting time. Thank you for all you do for Project Meet Me Halfway. I'll end with a photo from Amarillo. Seeing Jimmy with young people who have just aged out reminds me of why I'm a part of this journey.


1 comment:

  1. We recently interviewed Jimmy where he talked about his debut novel, "Paper Angels". If you'd like to share with your readers you can find the interview at http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/interview-country-singer-jimmy-wayne-11-07-2011