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    Helping out The Kids in My area

    Hay Scrappers,
    I'm hoping I'm not doing anything wrong by posting this but if so ill take a slap on the hand while trying to help a good cause. Here in my home state of Arkansas there is a big event on May 2nd. This event will help support 3 nonprofit organisations that support foster kids and their families here in the state. I wanted to post this to see if any of you would be willing to help me get the word out about what I'm doing.
    Here in Arkansas there are currently about 4000 kids in foster care and of those four thousand 500 are waiting to be adopted. On May 2nd I WILL be pulling a "05 Dodge Grand Caravan one mile. This vehicle has a curb weight of 3900/4100 lbs. so basically I'm pullin one pound for each kid here in the state. We have a Facebook page dedicated to this and my training video from this past Sunday the 11th is currently available for your amusement (I got the troll walk down LOL ) anyway if you all will please like and share this and if you feel so led to help out then thanks.
    We have been a foster family for 5+ years now and in that time we have adopted 3 precious kids. There is such a need to get the word out everywhere in our country for the need for foster families is great. These kids are simply victims of circumstance and deserve the love and support that all children need and desire.
    Thanks for taking the time to check this out and I wish all of you a blessed copper and brass filled day.



    4000 kids== 4000 lbs
    1 mile=== 5280'
    Facebook---pullin for the children



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    Have been fostering since 1993 and I commend you for your effort and will post it at my local foster care agency

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    Blue414 I think what you are doing is truly OUTSTANDING! Thank You.

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    That's amazing!

    If I ever have a vehicle break down in Arkansas, I'll see if the Motor Club will send you instead of a tow truck.

    Best of luck doing this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by matador View Post
    That's amazing!

    If I ever have a vehicle break down in Arkansas, I'll see if the Motor Club will send you instead of a tow truck.

    Best of luck doing this!

    Im thinking this is a one time thing. I try not to mention I might be leaving via ambulance. Lol Im nervous and excited and I tell you this is only being done via devine intervention. It's been a great journey so far and if ya break down feel free to call if your with in one mile of a service station

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    I have to have some fun with you!

    I couldn't see pulling one a whole mile... not even downhill!

    I hope it goes well!

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    Blue - I think this is something special that you are doing, but I'm curious how did you come up with this way of raising money for this very needed cause? Are you a power lifter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigburtchino View Post
    Blue - I think this is something special that you are doing, but I'm curious how did you come up with this way of raising money for this very needed cause? Are you a power lifter?
    How this all came about. I'll try to keep it to the point. OK last year I had a dream about this and I call it a preminition (so real the next day my legs hurt). I had to pass as I was scheduled for some reconstructive surgury on my shoulder. Since then I have had this "exact same" dream 2x. Now as the time approached for this years event I hit my knees and had to have a chat with the big man. My issue was that since october of this year my allergies have just been kicking my a!! I had not been able to breathe and had a chronic cough that I just could not shake. Then to top things off I was really sick in Feb. with a stomach bug that took a huge toll on me. I sat down to pray and just said that "you" know that I have to breathe and I cannot do this in this condition. I really wanted to be clear that I was in no way testing God but just wanted to say if I am to do your will then you gotta fix this. Ten days later I realized that the cough was 98% gone and I was breathing plenty well enough to start back going to karate and that ment I could keep persuing his plan.
    Ok now that I could breathe WE needed to figure out a way to "hook up" to whatever I was gonna pull. This one is so cool to me. I enjoy going to storage auctioons and one day at this one I was bidding with a fella who I might of talked to a couple of times. The unit was at 80 bucks and in my mind that was my final number so I told him (as we were joking back and fourth as we were bidding) that I was done and another 5 bucks and he could clean it out. He turns to me and told me he was bidding on this box. OK here is a tip if you ever go to one of these auctions. THE BOX IS ALWAYS EMPTY THE FLAT SCREEN IS NOT THERE. The box was open and there were 5 Iphone 4 white boxes and 2 Iphone 5 boxes. 85 dollars he bid. Jokingly I told him if he wanted the box he could have it and I would pay him 80 for the unit. Suprizingly he agreed and took his box of empty boxes. Now what I was bidding on was some truck access (bumpers and bed rails, brush guard exc.) what I did not know was there was a really nice fall harness. The harness that you see construction workres wearing when they are working up high. I picked this up and just roared out in laughter as this was not a nudge or a suttle hint or even a whisper but a bold statement that told me to "saddle up kiddo." Now that this part of the equations was answered it was time to talk to the event cordinators to see what they would say.
    The day of the kick 0ff meeting came and I approached the event chairwoman and the nonprofit head honchos with what I was lead to do. As this was only the third year for the walkforthewaiting.org event. As I spoke and told them the vision that was on my heart and to my suprize they were all in. The final thing was to go the the stadium and talk to the facility manager , so I went there and drove the path that I want to use and to my suprize the difficulty of the conversation was him saying "OK" that was it and now it was real.
    Burt you asked about me being a power lifter and that made me laugh. Now I have been known to have what I call a big heart to push trhough things that are physically difficult but in no way would I compart myself to any person who works our on any regular basis. This to me is the most amazing part of this as I dont think there is any way I could do this if not by some sort of devine intervention. I have actually pulled the van 6 times to date in some sort of practice and of those times I have not had any phisical discomfort that had come about. Heck I reached my personal goal of 3/4 of a mile yesterday (4-19-15) and feel like a million bucks as I type this (his will). It simply does not make scense on a physical level but is perfectly clear on a spiritual level.
    If anyone has a questions or comment then please post it. Finally if ya need another laugh go to the facebook page posted in the begining of this thread as we have posted a new video last night. If you will please like and share the page if you dont mind as im trying to get the word out to hopefully reach my sponcership goal of 15,840 bucks. Here is our actual sponcership page Marc and Jaime Harris - Walk for the Waiting Oh and FYI these are non profit org's so sponcerships are tax deductible

    Thank You to you all for the kind words
    4000 kids=4000 lbs
    3 orgnazations X 5280' in a mile= My Goal of 15,840
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    For those of you whom have ever put yourself out there I have a bit of advice. If you cant laugh at yourself then dont ever, ever, ever try do a comentary on facebook or anything when your brain is starved of oxygen. Espically when you know your a knuckled head (to say the least). Just saying

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    I wanted to say thanks and ask y'all for one final thing. If any of you have a miniute and dont mind praying that I don't do something stupid like tweeak my back, roll my ankle or anything that would increase the level of pain I will be in on the day of the event. I would really appreciate it. As time is drawing near my anxiaty and excitment is building. Just wanted to ask for some added help from the big guy upstairs and any support any of you are willing to lend. (Big day is this SAT!!!)

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    well for those of you who wondered if a man can pull 4000 lbs a mile. My answer as of this Saturday is yes. I was successful in my goal and our team raises 4500 bucks for organizations that help foster kids here in Arkansas. If you would like to see any of the event pictures or video footage just click on the Facebook link posted in the thread. Thanks to all of you for the kind words and to the community here on the SMF who have helped me learn so much in the last months as I have began my scrapping adventure.

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    First time this thread was seen. It is truly amazing your desire, determination, and thoughtfulness. You have a heart of gold. Congratulations on your success. With the utmost of respect -

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