Pastor undertakes trek to raise money for orphans, widows

Pastor undertakes trek to raise money for orphans, widows

PRESCOTT, Wash. – A Port Angeles pastor is biking, kayaking and running across Washington in an effort to raise funds for orphans and widows.

The idea came to Joe DeScala when his 46-year-old cousin died suddenly in October, leaving behind a wife and five children.

His church, called “Mended,” started a fund to help families who have lost parents in the Port Angeles area.

He’s raised about $6,000 toward his $10,000 goal.

He says despite our triple digit heat, the trip is going as planned.

“Yesterday was one of the tougher days, we peaked at 106 coming out of the Snake River Valley and that was very physically taxing. And there’s the challenges of some of the roads don’t have shoulders on them and just being very much aware,” DeScala said.

He started his trek across the Evergreen State on June 24th in Port Angeles and hopes to return by July 27th.

For information on his trip or to donate, visit wearemended.org