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
Hey everyone, It's been awhile. How are you? After walking about a thousands miles this past summer of the Oregon and western USA coast, I moved down to Los Angeles where I've been working on some big ideas that I believe will have a powerful impact in the lives of others. I have more pilgrimages … Continue reading Walking 19 miles for #WorldKindnessDay
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
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!
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!
On Sunday, June 5, 2016, I will go to Astoria, Oregon to begin a walk of the 400-mile coastline stretching down to the border of northern California. The purpose of this walk is to raise awareness and funds for causes and humanitarian projects that work to set people free from poverty around the world. Here … Continue reading Here we go…400 mile #WalkForFreedom!
I have spent most of my adult life looking for a solution that would end poverty in our world. After graduating high school in 2005 I became gripped by a desire to understand why we live in a world where some of us have far more than we could ever need, while nearly 1 billion … Continue reading Let’s walk together to end poverty
Water is Basic is a nonprofit organization that works to restore water wells to transform the lives of people in South Sudan. I first connected with Steve Roese, director of Water is Basic, in January of 2016 to discuss organizing a walk for their work. I learned about the devastation happening in South Sudan and … Continue reading Water is Basic
We live in a world that possesses some of the most extraordinary tools for connecting. Through the internet, I have been able to connect with thousands of people through blogging, emails, twitter, facebook and so on. Indeed, one of the most enjoyable things about life, to me, are those times of meeting new people, hearing new … Continue reading Connect Your Cause
When we think of poverty the first thing that may come to mind is money. We use money-based statistics like the fact that over 3 billion people - almost half of the world population - live on less than $2.50 and the widening gap between rich and poor to express how prevalent and devastating monetary poverty. … Continue reading The Many Forms of Poverty