At first glance, Conrad Carr may seem like the kind of guy who worries about only himself and doesn’t care much about what’s going on in the rest of the world; nothing could be further from the truth. Conrad is one of the clearest cases of that old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” that we have ever heard. You see, Conrad has given up over seven weeks of his life to raise money for a cause that he believes in.
When hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit the southern United States in 2017, things were bleak. Over 200 people lost their lives to the horrible storms, and millions more lost their homes. Even months later, people whose houses were damaged by the storms were still struggling to get repairs done so their homes could be livable once again.
Of course, humans weren’t the only ones to suffer in the horrible storms. Thousands of animals died in the Hurricanes, and many owners abandoned their animals when they evacuated. Some left them at local shelters in hopes that they would survive, and others merely left them behind. A few true monsters left them tied up to drown. When Conrad learned of everything they were forced to endure during the storms, he knew he wanted to help.
Conrad found a donor, Rick Soloman, who offered to donate $100 for every mile that Conrad walked, and so, Conrad set off. On September 24, 2017, at 2:43 pm, Conrad set off from New York City on a thousand mile walk to Florida. If Conrad completed his walk, he was set to raise $100,000 for the Humane Society of the United States.
Over the next 54 days, Conrad walked. Come pouring run or beating sunlight, he kept moving. He walked every day, no matter what life threw his way. On November 16, 21017, Conrad finally arrived in Florida, over 1,000 miles away from where he started his journey.
Taylor Mosher, a friend of Conrad’s who was following the story, started a GoFundMe account to help him raise even more money. By the time he finished his walk, Taylor had earned $29,150 that could be donated along with the $100,000. Thanks to Conrad’s hard work and Taylor’s assistance, they will be making a $130,000 donation to the Humane Society! Conrad’s money will go a long way toward helping the animals affected by the Hurricanes, that’s for sure!