Scott Williams, and friends Paul Rose, 22, and Matt Walker, 21, went to Westlake High School together. After time in the Navy that included an eight-month tour in Iraq, Williams decided he wanted to do something for the soldiers who weren't as lucky as he was to have come home whole.
So he and his friends planned a trek from Mexico to Canada starting this May. They are seeking $100,000 in donations for the nonprofit Homes for Our Troops in recognition of their efforts.
“We can live on ramen noodles during our walk,” Wiliams joked.
The trio all sang in the choir at Westlake High and so they wrote a song about their Trek for Troops, and created a special arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner which they have performed at a variety of venues to raise funds.
According to the link on the Homes for Our Troops website, they are still more than $80,000 short of their goal.
They perform on Feb. 16 in Bakersfield, where they will sing a song they just wrote to commemorate the Homes of our Troops groundbreaking for 25-year-old Cpl. Evan Morgan who lost his legs and sight in one eye when his truck was hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2005.
Donate to Trek for Troops at www.HomesForOurTroops.org
Email Scott Williams at email@example.com
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