For as long as I can remember I have wanted to explore and see as many places on Earth as possible, connect with as many people from all walks of life as possible, learn about why our world is the way it is, and discover ways we can all work together to serve others and … Continue reading A new adventure
BENNETT RAINES ANNOUNCES THE CREATION OF A NEW GLOBAL NEWS AND PHILANTHROPIC NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION: HUMANITARIAN EXPLORER Humanitarian Explorer aims to improve the quality of life for those in greatest need of life’s necessities OCTOBER 8, 2016, LOS ANGELES: Bennett Raines is pleased to announce his new organization, Humanitarian Explorer, has initiated Stage 1 of fundraising. … Continue reading Let’s start a nonprofit together
In 2 days I'll arrive in Denver where I am planning all-day walks of the city in the first 10 days of September to raise awareness and funds for nonprofits and ministries that serve the homeless who live in the "Mile High City." I've started reaching out to groups who serve the homeless in Denver to … Continue reading Walking cities across America to #EndPoverty
It's now day 53 of being on the road, and I have been overwhelmed with the messages from people encouraging me to continue on through every difficulty and hardship that presents itself. Thank you! I don't know where I would be without your support. YOU keep me going. I am now in Brookings, Oregon, awaiting … Continue reading Day 53: There are fires happening in California to navigate
Greetings from Bandon, Oregon! It has now been 42 days since I began walking south beside the Pacific Ocean and I have covered a distance of 254 miles! A few of the towns I have walked through are Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Newport, Waldport, Yachats, Florence, Coos Bay and I am now … Continue reading Update from Bandon, Oregon!
I woke up at my campsite this morning at around 6am and felt energized and ready to start the day. I quickly packed up my tent and sleeping bag, ate an odwallar bar for breakfast as I knew it would be about noon before I would get near any place to get some food. As … Continue reading Day 37: Cape Perpetua to Florence
I began a global pilgrimage to end poverty back on June 5, but unfortunately I haven’t been doing a very good job of keeping a daily log book of all the events and things that happen each day along a journey like this. That is something I shall attempt to remedy now! And so I … Continue reading DAY 1 – 36: Walking the Oregon Coast
Hi friends! If you didn't know, a little over a week ago I started a 1400 mile pilgrimage down the west coast. It should take at least 3 months to reach San Diego. I have thus far walked about 140 miles to the central coast of Oregon. The purpose of this walk is to raise … Continue reading Walking 1400 miles to end poverty!
The great highway 101 of the west coast.
Arrived back in the Oregon coast last night and found some amazing new friends around the campfire. It's amazing how much trust and freedom is unearthed when we have no fear of what others may think. Greatly looking forward to what may happen tonight and tomorrow as I continue walking south beside the mighty Pacific.