“Homelessness is an issue that has touched the life of Boston College sophomore Gordon Wayne.
The Virginia native, who is an incoming transfer student at BC, was legally declared homeless for over a year and has been fighting for stable housing since he left high school.
He is now on a 500-plus-mile journey from his hometown in central Virginia to his college in Newton to raise funds and awareness about homelessness, an issue that impacts more than half a million people in the U.S. every day.
Wayne, who has been tracking the progress of his roughly 550-mile walk over social media since Aug. 8, launched a GoFundMe page earlier this month. All donations will go to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a nonprofit that seeks to prevent homelessness in the United States.
‘Living without proper shelter is an avoidable yet life-threatening position for anyone to be in,’ Wayne said on his GoFundMe page. ‘For the past 14 months, I have been a part of this group.’
Attending Boston College this fall, Wayne said he will have the stress of homelessness relieved, but the college student still wants to help others out of the ‘deep psychological hole homelessness creates.’
‘Many homeless people have great skill, work ethic and heart but simply need the resources to have a realistic chance at success,’ Wayne’s GoFundMe page said. ‘Please consider donating, as your generosity could truly save someone’s life.’
The BC sophomore described himself as a “long shot” his entire life, noting that he is blessed to go to Boston College.”
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