Texas man walks through Lafayette on his way across the country

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – With every step Dale Caston takes, he gets closer to his goal of walking across the continental United States.

The Texas native began his trek on March 31 in Delaware and hopes to finish in late September in San Francisco. Caston, 34, is walking to raise funds for All Hands Volunteers, an organization that sends volunteers to areas affected by natural disasters to help rebuild. Funds will go directly towards rebuilding areas in the Philippines affected by a large earthquake and Typhoon Yolanda last fall.

Caston said he felt compelled to walk after taking a philosophy class last fall, noting the class left him compelled to do something for the world.

“I’ve always been kind of a walker though, so it just seemed like a natural fit,” said Caston. “It kind of lets me slow down and see the world — see the country for what it is.”

After a steady diet of granola bars and jerky, Caston hopes to stop at a diner as he walks through Lafayette on Friday for a chicken fried steak, something he’s been craving for the past week.

For more information on All Hands Volunteers, click here.

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