“My shoes are my ministry, they really are.”
Kim Denmark has been walking across the country for the past 16 years. She’s on a mission to help the homeless, particularly homeless veterans.
On Friday, Denmark’s mission lead her to Florida’s Palm Beach County, where she spoke with WPTV.
Denmark, who originally hails from Ohio, has visited 16 states since she quit her job and started walking.
“I want something done. I want to leave a legacy that something was done from Kim,” she explained to the local news station. “My shoes are my ministry, they really are.”
In each area she visits, Denmark locates the homeless and works to get them medical attention, employment and temporary housing, often connecting them with a local Veterans Affairs office.
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She recalled one particular story about a Georgia woman whom she helped find housing last year. “That is all she needed to get on her feet, and today she is working at Kroger. She is now a manager,” said Denmark.
She told WPTV that she plans to make her way all the way through Palm Beach County and move further north, so keep an eye out for her if you’re in Florida.