A World War II veteran from Minnesota is celebrating his 100th birthday with an act of kindness that will help feed thousands of people in his community.
Mickey Nelson, 99, is walking 100 miles through his small city of Clarks Grove thats been his residence his whole life, in an initiative he has named “Walking to 100.” as he turns 100 on june 27th
Instead of walking laps, Nelson is walking miles to mark his 100th birthday. Since beginning his walk in May, Nelson has raised over $42,000 — all which will go to The Salvation Army’s feeding and emergency programs.
“During the years of the depression, they had soup lines and other ways for people to get food and that stood out to me because I’ve been lucky to always have food on the table,”
“When everything happened, that is what I thought of: there are people going hungry and I can do something about it.” Nelson said. “We are the United States of America and that is what my generation fought for.”