Local man walked 28 days from South Carolina to Tennessee raising awareness, money for Recovery Resources

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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — A local man finished a major effort to raise funds for an organization that helps those recovering from addiction Friday – walking from Folly Beach, South Carolina to Johnson City, Tennessee.

Roger Powell of Recovery Resources in Elizabethton said the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult to raise money for the organization.

He also says it has made things even harder for those battling addiction.

Powell has been walking 28 days – since August 23 – with every step, raising awareness.

He said 28 days is the average stay in a treatment center.

Recovery Resources hosted a finish line celebration Friday where Powell crossed the finish line at summit Leadership.

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