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Minnesota native stops in county as he embarks on cross-country walk

Flat Pennies Ice Cream owner Jim Ross shakes hands with Jordan Dibb, who stopped by Ross' store Monday during Dibb's cross-country walk. -- Photo by Jason Schulte

BAY CITY--Jordan Dibb felt compelled to volunteer in Haiti after seeing the effects the devastating earthquake had on the country.

The Farmington, Minn., native called about 30 organizations, saying he would gladly help. They all turned him down, saying more experience was needed.

A conversation with one of them, however, gave him an unexpected gift.

After being told no, he asked "what do I have to do to get down there?", their response of "you could always walk," turned a light bulb on in his head.

Dibb got the idea of walking cross country as a fundraiser for relief efforts in Haiti. He started his 100-day, 1,800-mile walk journey Saturday morning at Hamline University in Minneapolis. He plans on ending his walk July 4 in Miami, Fla.

Dibb hopes to raise $100,000 during his walk. The proceeds will go toward Action Against Hunger, a nonprofit organization aimed at saving the lives of malnourished children and their families while ensuring access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.

"We are raising money for a good cause," he said, Monday from Flat Pennies Ice Cream in Bay City, where he stopped for a break.

For more please read the April 7 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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