One military veteran is currently in North Dakota and he’s here on a 10,500 mile journey — not by car — but by bike.
Heidi Werosta tells us that he is doing it for one sole purpose.
It all started on April 4th — in Victoria,Texas.
Greg Hook, Disabled Veteran, says, “And I’m riding all around the 4 borders of the United States to raise awareness for veterans who are suffering from PTSD.”
Hook travels anywhere from 30 to 60 miles a day at about an average of 7 miles per hour.
It is in honor of his son who passed away in 2013.
Hook say, “There wasn’t a lot of programs for him, not a lot of counseling, not a lot of opportunities to go and get help.”
That sparked an idea — doing something to help out the veterans including his son.
Hook says, “In 2017, I went to a place called Christian Warriors Retreat Center in Victoria, Texas and that changed my life and got me refocused.”
Now that he’s on the road — he’s meeting many host families.
Hook says, “So when I pulled in they gave me dinner for the night. They gave me drinks, they gave me ice they just treated me like family and that’s been happening all over the U.S. so far.
Connie Olson has a mutual friend with Hook and she told him he’s more than welcome to stop by.
Connie Olson, Mandan Resident, says, “Make him a hot meal and we’d get him a hotel room so he could be comfortable.”
It’s veterans like Greg who are trying to make an impact and helping those with PTSD.”
Olson says, “My dad was a Veteran. I’ve seen him struggle. I do currently have a nephew who is deployed in Egypt.”
It’s all the reason why Olson is happy to help out.
His goal is to raise $25,000 and to be back in Texas by Christmas. He has about $9,000 right now — he says $250 pays for the help one Veteran needs.
He is in Mandan for the night and in Hazelton tomorrow — then in Fargo over the weekend.
Here you can find his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gregory.hook.75