Needles, CA: Man is on a walking journey across America to help raise awareness and money for special needs children.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: Gary “Dutch” VanVorst (Information):

Needles, California: A man is on a walking journey across America to help raise awareness and money for special needs children.

Gary “Dutch” VanVorst, who’s walking across America, is raising awareness and funds for children with special needs, whether those needs are muscular dystrophy, autism or something entirely different.

Gary’s journey across America started in Santa Monica, California on Saturday, March 5th, 2011, and brought him to the desert community by the Colorado River, walked through Needles, California on Friday, April 15th, 2011 heading north towards Bullhead City, Arizona.

Gary tells ZachNews that every step he takes brings joy to a child’s heart.

The heat and windy weather didn’t stop Gary from walking along Needles Highway and North K Street crossing on the Needles Bridge over the beautiful Colorado River; all well enjoying the beautiful desert and river scenery, and meeting lots of friendly people from the community on his journey.

VanVorst’s We Foundation funds four organizations – the Elks, Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis – to support children with special needs.

Since he started, many people are proud of Gary for giving his time to help and care for special needs children.

Gary told ZachNews that he has met a lot of nice, friendly, and caring people along his journey.

Members with the Elks Lodges from Yucca Valley, Needles and Bullhead City welcomed Gary with cheers as he walked into Arizona from the Needles Bridge.

The goal is for his journey across America to end in New York City, New York in March 2012.

Gary thanks everybody for their love and support of the cause.

You can follow Gary’s journey across America as well as find more information at: http://thewetour.us/

You can also follow Gary’s journey across America on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-WE-TOUR-USA/146780452014079 as well as on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/thewetour

The community of Needles, California wishes Gary and friends all the best and a safe journey across America.

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