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"Country music recording artist Jimmy Wayne will launch his “Meet Me Halfway” campaign on January 1, 2010 when he begins his solo walk halfway across America in Nashville, TN. Wayne’s intention is not only to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless, especially at risk children, teens and young adults, but also raise funds for organizations that benefit homeless youth, including HomeBase Youth Services, a Phoenix, AZ -- based organization that provides essentials for homeless young adults. Wayne will begin the walk at 10:00 a.m. CT on January 1st at Monroe Harding in Nashville, another organization that services at risk children and young adults. He plans to walk to Phoenix, AZ."

Wayne grew up in a variety of foster and group homes, and occasionally found himself homeless as a teen. He was given a second chance when Bea and Russell Costner gave him a home and fresh start when he was only 16 years old. He has never forgotten the generosity of the couple, who were in their 70's when they took Wayne in.

Wayne selected HomeBase Youth Services as the recipient of any donations people care to make because of the work they do with homeless young adults (age 18 –21). Like most charitable organizations, HomeBase has also been hit hard by the economic woes of the country. HomeBase is an Arizona-based, non-profit organization founded in 1991 to address the growing needs of at-risk and homeless youth age 21 and younger.

Likewise Monroe Harding partners with at-risk youth and families to provide a bridge toward independence and success. This is accomplished through foster care and adoption services, residential housing and a center for youth aging out of state custody. On-campus and Independent Living residential programs include progressively independent levels of living experiences for youth in state custody. All levels include education, vocational training, life skills and—most importantly—the support and guidance of a caring adult. Private foster homes provide an array of therapeutic foster care and adoptions services for children of all ages. Youth Connections is Nashville’s resource center for young people between the ages of 18 and 23 and have previously been in foster care. The center provides assistance with housing, employment, well-being, education, life skills education, financial literacy and an on-site thrift store.

Marmot Sportswear is providing Wayne with essential cold weather clothing for Meet Me Halfway. For additional information on "Meet Me Halfway" and Jimmy Wayne, please visit www.jimmywayne.com

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ORGANIZATIONS
HOME BASE YOUTH, PHOENIX, AZ
Jimmy Wayne's final destination!
Be there to welcome him "HOME"!

To learn more about HomeBase or make a donation to this organization, please visit www.hbys.org.

HomeBase Youth Services
931 E. Devonshire, Phoenix, AZ 85014-4616
Fax: (602) 263-5498

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If you are sight impaired and would like help, please contact us at 602-263-7773.

MONROE HARDING, NASHVILLE, TN
Jimmy Wayne's walk started here January 1, 2010!

For more information on Monroe Harding or make a donation to this organization, please visit www.monroeharding.org.

Volunteering and Donating
Checks can be mailed to 1120 Glendale Lane, Nashville, TN 37204

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For more information on The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee or make a donation to this organization, please visit
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If you would like to make a donation by check, please send it to:
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
PO Box 440225
Nashville, TN 37244

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JANUARY 1. 2010

PICTURES and QUOTES FROM TWITTER
@JimmyWayne
@JimmyWayne Its time to settle in for the day! I'm beat! my bag
is about. Got a midday start; walked 11 miles w/a 40-50 lb backpack :o
@JimmyWayne Been walking all day; sunsgoin down; its strange 2 C people look away; then again a familiar thing from long ago!

@JimmyWayne-1 thing I've learnD so far; people R so nice & they really wanna help; I'm sitN N a van chargN my cell

@JimmyWayneI awoke this am with ice ontop of my sleeping bag; inside & outside the tent; it was miserably cold! I'm so thankful that I have fans like U  
@JimmyWayne Joan Johnson (mg of Collins Food Mart) let me charge my phone;drink coffee;do a few interviews from the store in Dickson TN
@JimmyWayneBill Hatley from New Johnsonville brought me some fresh coffee & donuts! On my way
(crossed TN River)
DAY 7
Week 1 ..Yahoo!
@JimmyWayneG'am! I've read
all the tweets you've wrote, thanks for the support;doing interviews & walking soon. I'll
be checking in throughout the day!
@JimmyWayneDavid Hochreiter from St.McKenzie TN gave me his weather issued attire he wore in Iraq just 2 make sure I stay warm.
@NixaCountry #LooseChange THX @texaslovesya: Going to promote "Loose Change" Campaign on @NixaCountry this morning after 10 CST prayer! @#MeetMeHalfway
"girlpet"
DAY 9
Green Frog
@JimmyWayneA&Pmarket;
Cedar Grove TN listenN 2 the old men talk about;well freezN;one man said the other needD a
"girl pet" .l
ol
@JimmyWayneRegroupN;going over emails;reading a letter that Sarah gave me;Growing a beard lol;reading y'alls TWEETS!
@JimmyWayneStopD N @ the Green Frog! The soup/coffee is AMAZING! HangN with MMH supporters!
Poochie
Chris Hollo
@JimmyWayne"Poochie" slept the whole night with me! She gave my face a 100 kisses when I woke up! "Poochie the speed kisser" The Hawks family
@JimmyWayneChris Hollo is shootN pics 4 People Country Mag. No snot rocket this time lol!
@JimmyWayneLTC Jason Garkey drove thru the night from Richmond VA. 2 walk w/me today & Tomorrow. God please bless our soldiers!
Day 16
@JimmyWayneLTC Garkey making (lazy) me do push ups; he was packD;teeth brushed; & shaved, N the woods b4 me or the sun was up!

@cherylrosenet WOW! Not much else I can say!What an accomplishment and a real learning experience on many levels for me. THANK YOU!

@JimmyWayneCurt Casassa & I @ the West TX rehabtelethon! Its awesome 2 be back on the stage. I use 2 dream of this N the homes
DAY 17 Day18 Day 20
@JimmyWayne SayN goodbye 2 my boys! Gonna miss them!
@JimmyWayneDo U ever get paranoid when U walk N2 CrackerBarrell & there's a bushaxe hangN from the ceiling beside a biicycle?
@JimmyWayneHere's my office; & of course Its carrying my guitar. Thanks to Hiscall.com; donated this 2 show support
WEEK 3
@JimmyWayneJust walkD thru Highland Heights. This is the 1st time I chose 2 walk @ night. Strip clubs;cops;more stares

@JimmyWayne USTREAM
ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!

@JimmyWayneWow!A homeless man pullN a grocery cart stopD me & said "I heard about U; if I had sum $ I'd give 2 U b/c its a good cause" wow wow wow wow




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