Homeless College Student Walks Over 500 Miles to Raise Money to End Homelessness

© ABC / Gordon Wayne walked more than 500 miles on foot to raise money for “The National Alliance to End Homelessness.”

One college sophomore went beyond just walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.

Gordon Wayne walked more than 500 miles on foot to raise money for The National Alliance to End Homelessness, a cause that Wayne has been affected by personally.

“Every time I want to quit I just think about the people I’m doing this for and this is bigger than myself and I have to keep going,” Wayne told “World News Tonight.”

A year ago, Wayne was homeless and applying to colleges out of his car while he worked 10-hour shifts at an amusement park. Over the summer, Wayne found out he had been accepted to his dream school — Boston College — on full scholarship.

In an effort to recognize an estimated 500,000 Americans affected by homelessness, Wayne decided to walk from his hometown in Caroline County, Virginia, to his college in Massachusetts.

Along with his journey, Wayne started a GoFundMe page that has since raised more than $100,000 for The National Alliance to End Homelessness.

In August, Wayne began his trek and walked close to 30 to 40 miles a day.

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SOURCE: ABC News