Marist prof walks 2,800 miles for veteran suicide awareness
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — A Marist College professor has finished a cross-country walk to raise awareness about suicide and homelessness among veterans.
Tommy Zurhellen is an associate professor of English and is a Navy veteran. He finished his roughly 2,800-mile trek Friday afternoon on the college’s campus in Poughkeepsie.
Zurhellen started his trip in April in Portland, Oregon. He walked 22 miles per day.
The project has raised almost $42,000 to support Hudson River Housing’s Liberty Station program for veterans, as well as the Vet 2 Vet Peer Mentoring program.