The past two weeks have been a busy time for Tim. From meeting with President Jimmy Carter to starting off on a journey to Los Angeles as a part of the Allies for Independence Tour, it has always, been a memorable time.
On the 31st of July Tim was in Plains, Georgia with his mother, Shirley. They were in town to see President Jimmy Carter teach a Sunday School class. The Friday before, both Tim and his mother were speaking in Atlanta as guest speakers at the Uniting Forces to Support Military Caregivers Summit.
"It was incredible. Also listening to the statistics was horrifying with wounded in action soldiers. There are more than ever", Said Tim Payne of his experience of the event.
More soldiers served in Afghanistan and Iraq than the Vietnam's conflict and now more than ever, these service men and women need assistance. Uniting Forces to Support Military Caregivers Summit is an annual event that is held by Operation Family Caregiver at The Rosalynn Carter Center and is an event that helps spread the word and knowledge of this need. The organization that runs it, The Operation Family Caregiver, "coaches the families and friends of newly returning service members and veterans to manage difficult transitions."
Tuesday, August 8th Tim was back on the move, this time to Charlotte and The Independence Fund headquarters to start the journey to Los Angeles as a part of the Allies for Independence tour. As Best Tires Pro partners withThe Independence Fund, they have a message for the Nation.
"Through our partnership with The Independence Fund, Tires Pro is on a mission to mobilize wounded veterans through a program called Allies for Independence. Help us raise money to deliver customized all-terrain mobility devices to our nation's heroes - and help them regain their independence."
Tim is on a five-day trip to Los Angeles that will culminate with an appearance for the Allies For Independence tour at the L.A. Galaxy's match against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday evening at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. During the match, The Independence Fund, in partnership with Tires Pro, will present an all-terrain mobility device to wounded veteran and Army Sergeant William Tuey.
The trip has taken Tim from Oklahoma City to Flagstaff Arizona, then to Kingman, Arizona, and a run in with a fellow veteran. Here are some videos from his trip so far.
Spreading God's word and sharing the message of peace, Tim Payne continues on his journey. Helping others and sharing his story one day at a time is Tim's journey. Be sure to check back soon for another update on Tim's Journeys!!