Episcopal priest walking across U.S. in “6 Million Steps for Kids” journey treks through Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Rev. Peter Munson trekked through East Tennessee Thursday as part of his walk across the United States to raise money for children’s nonprofit organizations. 

Rev. Munson, originally from Arvada, Colo. began his “6 Million Steps for Kids” journey last month in Charleston, S.C. and his destination is San Francisco, Calif. He reportedly quit his job to pursue this life-long dream of walking across country, in order to raise money for charitable nonprofits that help children. 

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, East Tennessee became part of his walk as he made his way along the Chapman Highway. He spoke with WATE 6 On Your Side about his “6 Million Steps for Kids” project. 

“The intentional part of the walking is to be in solidarity with people in the world and children in the world that have no choice but to walk – walk to school, walk to work, walk to get water…” Munson said. “Walk to a medical clinic. There are still a lot of people in the world who have no choice but to walk.” 

Munson’s goal is to raise $1 per step for the four children’s nonprofits to which he’ll be donating. 

MORE ONLINE | To learn more about “6 Million Steps for Kids,” click here

Munson is also documenting his journey on social media: 

Instagram: @6mstepsforkids

Facebook: 6MStepsForKids

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