How far would you walk for a shower?
For most of us, the answer to that question would probably be, “Just from the bedroom to the bathroom.” But for those who are affected by disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes or floods, many would likely be willing to walk a mile or more, just to get a hot shower and change into some clean clothes.
Volunteers from several Southern Baptist churches have decided to walk that mile for them. The volunteers will walk across the Three Forks Baptist Association — 66.9 miles, from Jenkins to Hyden — during the week of June 17 to 21, to raise money needed to build a portable shower trailer.
The shower trailer will be used in disaster relief work of the association, both locally and around the United States. It will also allow association churches to host mission teams in their churches.
Donations can be mailed to the Three Forks Baptist Association office at 304 Roy Campbell Drive, in Hazard (41701), or given to a walker or the “follow van” driver.
The tentative schedule for the walk is as follows:
• Tuesday, June 17 — Start at 8 a.m., at Emmanuel Church on Main Street in Jenkins, with lunch pickup at noon at the Route 119-Cougar Drive intersection, then ending at 5 p.m. at the Route 15-Route 7 intersection.
• Thursday, June 19 — Start at 8 a.m. at the Route 15-Route 7 intersection, with lunch at noon at Smithsboro Baptist Church, on Route 15, then ending at the Hal Rogers Forum on Route 15 at 5 p.m.
• Satuday, June 21 — Star at 8 a.m. at the Hal Rogers Forum on Route 15, with lunch pickup at noon on the Hal Rogers Parkway at the Perry-Leslie county line, then ending at the Hyden First Baptist Church at 5 p.m.