Opal's Walk to DC

$3,601 of $25k goal

Raised by 57 people in 8 months
Dione Sims
for Unity Unlimited Inc
 FORT WORTH, TX
90 year-old Opal Lee's walking campaign to get the attention of President Obama and Congress to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance like Flag Day continues has entered it's last phase. Juneteenth is when the slaves in Texas were formally notified of their freedom on June 19, 1865.  Today 45 states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday to commemorate the abolishion of slavery. 
Lee started walking September 1, 2016 and funds received helped to support her campaign including transportation, meals and accommodations, as well as health and medical access. 

Follow her journey on www.opalswalk2dc.com


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Update 2
Posted by Dione Sims
7 months ago
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Mrs. Opal turns 90 this Friday, please consider donating at least $5 to support her campaign or coming to worship with her on Sunday, October 9th. Both will be a blessing to her
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Update 1
Posted by Dione Sims
7 months ago
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As we come to the end of the first month of Mrs. Opal's campaign, she is grateful for all the people she has met along the way. She needs your support now more than before. Since the RV didn't materialize because it seemed "too political and the nation is in such unrest," Mrs. Lee is traveling commercially to get to the designated stops on her route because she believes in Juneteenth. Please consider making a donation today to help fund her travels, food and accommodations. Thank you to those who have given already and everyone please sign the petition again because we didn't make the goal the first time https://wh.gov/iMYHt - Follow her route on opalswalk2dc.com - We Can Do It!
In Fort Smith, AR
In St. Louis, MO
Her Tentative Route
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Brendyne Lewis
8 months ago

God bless. Be safe. Drink plenty of alkaline water.

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$3,601 of $25k goal

Raised by 57 people in 8 months
Created August 26, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Unity Unlimited Inc
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Fort Worth, TX
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HS
$100
Harry Seawright
4 months ago
$25
Angie Scarle
5 months ago

Nothing but respect & admiration for you Ms. Opal

DO
$25
Duane Oringderff
6 months ago
DW
$15
Douglas Walton
6 months ago

Gave $15.00 together my brothers and sisters we can make this happen!

RM
$20
Rae Murray
6 months ago
$116
Anonymous
6 months ago
MT
$25
Max T
6 months ago

Thank you Ms. Opal for your wonderful spirit and fortitude! It's because of your tenacity and the tenacity of all those that have gone before you that has allowed Black people to enjoy the liberties that we do today. God Bless you!!!

$50
Beth Ziegenhagen
6 months ago
$10
Anonymous
6 months ago
HL
$100
Happy 90th Birthday Ms Opal Lee
6 months ago

We are proud and inspired by you Ms Opal Lee for your American Spirit & Courage. Your humanity and vision of hope are truly amazing! Blessings, Jim, LuAnne, Zola, Enzo DeMarco Family

Brendyne Lewis
8 months ago

God bless. Be safe. Drink plenty of alkaline water.

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