Walker now is in the running

Win would bring $40,000 for Community Ministries

CHARLES TOWN – Armand Young, known for his series of “human kindness walks,” is hoping to win the Eagle Rare Life Award and then give the $40,000 prize to Jefferson County Community Ministries, the charity that provides food staples and other help for local people in need.

“They do so much for the people in this community,” said Young, a longtime volunteer with the organization. “I see that money helping a lot of people in this town. It could feed tons of kids … and there are a lot of hungry kids in this town.”

Armand Young, known for his ‘human kindness walk’ from L.A., wants to win the Eagle Rare Life Award, which would mean a $40,000 prize for Jefferson County Community Ministries.

Armand Young, known for his ‘human kindness walk’ from L.A., wants to win the Eagle Rare Life Award, which would mean a $40,000 prize for Jefferson County Community Ministries.

The award is made each year by a Kentucky bourbon company. Anyone may cast a vote at eaglerarelife.com.

More than five years ago, Young began his human kindness walk in Los Angeles. He slowly made his way on foot to New York City. Along the way, he performed acts of kindness, usually finding food, shelter and clothing for homeless people.

He also carried a large bamboo pole covered with a variety of flags. He asks people he meets to sign the pole and to promise to complete one act of kindness in the next 24 hours. So far, Young said, he’s acquired some 539,000 signatures.

Young helps those in need whenever he can. He has helped two homeless families in the county find homes and helped a cancer victim living alone in a remote area of the Blue Ridge by installing a working water heater and refrigerator, weatherproofing her home and replenishing her dwindling food stocks.

He works to find individuals, landlords and businesses willing to help people in difficult situations.

He hopes to complete a walk back to Los Angeles. “In my heart I know this is my calling. I have to finish my walk from here, even if it is in spurts,” he says.

But, having married and bought a house in the area, he says he worries about the consequences of setting out again. “I am having trouble figuring out how to pay for my house while I am on my walk,” he says.

Young has fallen on hard times himself, having recently lost his job. “Right now, I’m not very far from the people I try to help. But I know I have to keep going.”

He has continued to make shorter walks periodically, including a recently trek from Gettysburg, Pa., back to Charles Town in May.

Before heading out to California again, Young will have his pole at Community Ministries downtown for the next two weeks. He invites residents to come and sign it and vow to complete an act of kindness during the next day. He asks that residents bring canned food items to help stock the organization’s food bank.

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  1. ARMAND YOUNG YOUTUBE N FACE BOOK

    THIS BAMBOO POLE AND FLAGS ARE THE MOST SIGNED OBJECT IN THE WORLD I WALKED FROM CALIFORNIA TO NEW YORK AND BACK TO CHARLES WEST VIRGINIA SO FAR AND I’M GOING TO WALK BACK TO CALIFORNIA IN TWO WEEKS .SO FAR 419 HOMELESS FAMILIES HAVE HAD THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM THEIR TOWN THAT CAME TO TOGETHER TO HELP A FAMILY …with first and last months rent and a jobs food clothing friendships have developed with the families over 542.000,people human beings have signed my pole Im carrying across America and over a .75.000 signatures from police .over 100.000 fire fighters . Over 200.000. Soldiers troops heroes .and everyone out of the 542.000 people ARE ANGELS .FOR PROMISING TO DO AN ACT OF KINDNESS FOR SOME ELSE ON THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND HONOR THAT ACT IF KINDNESS TO A FALLEN BROTHER AND SISTER WE LOST FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY …..I BET YOU CAN’T ADD UP HOW MANY PEOPLES LIVES I’M GOING TO CHANGE ACROSS AMERICA BACK TO CALIFORNIA …..AND THANK YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN COUNT. GOD BLESS U I BET U WILL SHARE THIS POST …BECUZZZZZZZ I KNOW YOU LOVE SOMETHING IN THIS WORLD WITH YOUR HEART THAT WILL MAKE YOU SHARE LOVE AND HUMAN KINDNESS ….SORRY I GET CARRIED AWAY WHEN I’M GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD ….MY HEART IS PORING OUT TO U TO HELP ME CHANGE THE WORLD I KNOW IN MY HEART GOD PICKED ME TO CHANGE IT AND IM TRYING MY BEST WITH JUST MY FEET AND ALOT OF HEART PLEASE GOOGLE ARMAND YOUNG YOUTUBE AND FACE BOOK AND JOIN MY WALK ,,,THANK YOU

  2. ARMAND YOUNG YOUTUBE N FACE BOOK

    PLEASE COME AND AD YOUR SIGNATURES TO THE FLAGS AND POLE AND PROMISE DO DO AN ACT OF HUMAN KINDNESS FOR SOME ONE ELSE IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS TO HONOR A FALLEN SOLDIER OF SOME THAT LOST THIER LIFE ON 911 TO SHOW THIS WORLD AMERICA HAS HEART ,,,YOU CAN SIGN IT AT THE JEFFERSON COUNTY MINISTIRES FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS TILL I START WALKING BACK TO CALIF THANK YOU ARMAND YOUNG FACE BOOK
    GOD BLESS YOUR ACT OF KINDNESS AND U i wish we had peace and human kindness in our world evry where

  3. ARMANDYOUNGYOUTUBEFACEBOOK

    please share my walk across america ATTENTION ALL SOLDIERS FIRE FIGHTERS LAW INFORCEMENTS AROUND THE WORLD PLEASE SEND ME A PATCH TO AD TO MY 911 FLAGS I HAVE 4800 SO FAR I CLLECTED ON FOOT ACROSS AMERICA IF YOU CAN SEND ONE TO AD TO MY 911 HONOR FLAGS > ARMAND YOUNG 24 TALCON COURT , CHARLES TOWN WV . 25414 THANK YOU YOUR PATCHES WILL FLY WITH HONOR if I get a million pay it forwards with this comments ,, a million people will hear about human kindness and another million and our world will change ,,, i promise you that.pay this forward >PLEASE GOOGLE > EAGLE RARE LIFE AWARD > AND VOTE FOR MY STORY ARMAND YOUNG WALKING ACROSS AMERICA CHANGEING THE WORLD WITH HUMAN KINDNESS YOU CAN VOTE ONE TIME EVERY DAY ,, AND JOIN ME ON FACE BOOK I WALKED FROM THE SANTA MONICA PIER CALIFONIA TO NEW YORK AND BACK TO CHARLES TOWN WEST VIRGINIA SO FAR AND GOING TO WALK BACK TO CALIF ,, EVERY TOWN I WALK THRU I GET HOMELESS FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN HOMES JOBS WHAT EVER IT TAKES TO CHANGE LIVES SO FAR 419 FAMILIES NOW HAVE A HOME FROM MY WALK AND IM GOING FOR A MILLION BY THE TIME I MAKE IT BACK TO CALI ,, THIS BAMBOO POLE IM CARRYING IS NOW THE MOST SIGNED OBJECT IN THE WORLD WITH 541.000 SIGNATURES OF PEOPLE I MET ACROSS AMERICA THAT PROMISSED WITH THIER SIGNATURES THEY WOULD DO AN ACT OF KINDNESS FOR SOME ONE ELSE IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS TO HELP ME TO GET A MILLION SIGNATURES OF KINDNESS TO HHONOR EACH FALLEN HERO FOR OUR TROOPS AROUND THE WORLD MIA>S STILL MISSING… ,,,, PLEASE BRING BOW HOME….PLEASE SHARE MY WALK SO I CAN INSPIRE ANOTHER MILLION PEOPLE TO DO AN ACT OF KINDNESS TO CHANGE YOUR WORLD ,,,, THANK YOU ARMAND YOUNG FACE BOOK AND YOUTUBE ,,, IF I GET A MILLLLIONS SHARES OF MY PAIGE THE WORLD WOULD CHANGE NEXT WEEK PAY IT FORWARD SHARES AND CHANGE THE WORLD…..LETS SEE HOW MANY SUPORTERS I REALY HAVE PLEASE VOTE ARMAND YOUNG THANK YOU EVERY STEP IS FOR A SOLDIER THAT CANT TAKE A STEP AND TO HONOR EVERY PERSON THAT DIED ON 911 / 01 R.I.P WITH ACT OF HUMAN KINDNESS
    thank you to all my friends in charles town wv PLEASE GOOGLE > EAGLE RARE LIFE AWARD > AND VOTE FOR MY STORY ARMAND YOUNG WALKING ACROSS AMERICA CHANGEING THE WORLD WITH HUMAN KINDNESS YOU CAN VOTE ONE TIME EVERY DAY ,,AND JOIN ME ON FACE BOOK I WALKED FROM THE SANTA MONICA PIER CALIFONIA TO NEW YORK AND BACK TO CHARLES TOWN WEST VIRGINIA SO FAR AND GOING TO WALK BACK TO CALIF ,,EVERY TOWN I WALK THRU I GET HOMELESS FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN HOMES JOBS WHAT EVER IT TAKES TO CHANGE LIVES SO FAR 419 FAMILIES NOW HAVE A HOME FROM MY WALK AND IM GOING FOR A MILLION BY THE TIME I MAKE IT BACK TO CALIFORNIA ,,THIS BAMBOO POLE IM CARRYING IS NOW THE MOST SIGNED OBJECT IN THE WORLD WITH 540.000 SIGNATURES OF PEOPLE I MET ACROSS AMERICA THAT PROMISSED WITH THIER SIGNATURES THEY WOULD DO AN ACT OF KINDNESS FOR SOME ONE ELSE IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS TO HONOR SOME ONE THAT DIED ON 911 AND TO HONOR A FALLEN SOLDIER ,,,,HELP ME CHANGE THE WORLD ,,,,PLEASE SHARE MY WALK SO I CAN INSPIRE ANOTHER MILLION PEOPLE TO DO AN ACT OF KINDNESS TO CHANGE YOUR WORLD ,,,,THANK YOU ARMAND YOUNG FACE BOOK AND YOUTUBE ,,,IF I GET A MILLLLIONS SHARES OF MY PAIGE THE WORLD WOULD CHANGE NEXT WEEK PAY IT FORWARD SHARES AND CHANGE THE WORLD…..LETS SEE HOW MANY SUPORTERS I REALY HAVE PLEASE VOTE ARMAND YOUNG THANK YOU

  4. ARMANDYOUNGYOUTUBEFACEBOOK

    THANK YOU BRAIN CLARK FOR THIS AWESOME WRIGHT UP OF MY WALK AND THANK YOU FOR ADDING YOUR SIGNATURE TO MY FLAGS AN POLE AND THANK YOU EVERY ONE THAT SIGNED MY BAMBOO POLE AT THE SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON COUNTY NEWS PAPER

  5. ARMANDYOUNGYOUTUBEFACEBOOK

    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

    Colossians 3:12-14 (Read all of Colossians 3)
    New International Version ATTENTION JEFERSON COUNTY RESIDENTS ,,,ROBERT SHAFNER AT THE JEFFERSON COUNTY MINISTRIES NEEDS OUR HELP THEY A SHORT OF SUPLYS AND THEY DO ALOT FOR PEOPLE FROM HERE ,PLEASE BRING THEM A CAN GOOD OR A MILLION CAN GOODS AND BASIC NEEDS THAT IS IN YOUR HEART TO BRING OR JUST BRING THEM A DOLLAR OR TWO EVRY LITTLE BIT HELPS THEM CHANGE A LIFE ,,,THANK YOU JEFFERSON CONTY MINISTRIES AND ALL THE VOLLENTIER THIER YOU ARE BLESSED LETS SHOW SOME LOVE BCK JEFFERSON COUNTY

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