It’s been snowing (with a little bit of rain and sleet thrown in) nonstop in Vermont for the past 3 days, and it’s still coming down hard. It’s not supposed to stop for at least another 2 days.
I looked out my office window this morning to check on Bessie, the RunTellmanRun RV, and noticed that the hedges along the edge of my yard are completely crushed. Whereas they stood eight feet tall a few days ago, they are now about two feet tall, pigpiled by 18″ of wet, heavy snow. Daaang. Luke, our PR guy who lives north about 20 minutes, said his house is cocooned in a snowy tomb this morning after all the snow slid off his roof and piled up against his windows. In Ohio, where our Chief Sponsorship Gal Melissa resides, they’re digging out of some major accumulation. Even Chuck, my trainer who lives in Arkansas, is dealing with more snow than he can remember.
I heard that last week, save Hawaii, every state in America had snow on the ground.
When I hear a stat like that, I can’t help but think of homeless kids on the streets. When every single state in continental America is dealing with snow, every single homeless kid in continental America is struggling with suitable housing to get through the winter.
Fortunately, there are shelters like Stepping Stone in State College, Pennsylvania that cater to the 21-and-under homeless population. Unfortunately, scaled-back funding for these types of programs is becoming commonplace in today’s bleak economy. More and more, shelters that house kids during the dead of winter need private funding.
RunTellmanRun is proud to support shelters like Stepping Stone. Help us help homeless kids by donating $25 right now, before you close this window and it skips your mind. Just head to http://www.runtellmanrun.com/donate. $25 could mean the difference between a cold night on the streets and a warm bed in a shelter. Thanks.
P.S. We finally got Ben out of Bessie’s driver seat. We can’t get him to take off his Native sunglases, though — he wants to get back out on the road real bad. So do I.