Group supports homeless in Callaway County walk

Chris Rice of St. Louis, left, grandson of Rev. Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center, leads a group of about 20 men walking along Route Z in Callaway County Monday morning as part of their week-long walk from St. Louis to Jefferson City to demonstrate for legislation improviing rights for the homelss.

Chris Rice of St. Louis, left, grandson of Rev. Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center, leads a group of about 20 men walking along Route Z in Callaway County Monday morning as part of their week-long walk from St. Louis to Jefferson City to demonstrate for legislation improviing rights for the homelss. Photo by Don Norfleet.

Strung out along Route Z in Callaway County, about 20 men from St. Louis, California and Oregon participated in the “Walk to Make a Difference for the Homeless” early Monday morning.

Sponsored by the New Life Evangelistic Center, the walk started April 30 and is scheduled to end on Wednesday in Jefferson City.

Chris Rice, grandson of Rev. Larry Rice of the New Life Evangelistic Center, led the group along Route Z on their way from St. Louis to Jefferson City.

After each day’s walk, the group plans overnight stops in St. Louis, St. Charles County, Wentzville, Jonesburg, Williamsburg, Fulton and Jefferson City.

Rice, 17, said he took off from school in order to participate in the walk.

“This walk is important. That’s why I took some time off from school,” Rice said.

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