A World War II veteran from Minnesota is celebrating his 100th birthday with an incredible act of kindness.
Mickey Nelson, 99, is “Walking to 100” completing 100 miles through his small city of Clarks Grove.
Nelson, who turns 100 on June 27, said he was inspired to walk to raise money for coronavirus relief after reading the story on war veteran Tom Moore who raised more than $37.4 million by walking 100 laps around his garden.
Since beginning his walk in May, Nelson has raised over $42,000 — all which will go to The Salvation Army’s feeding and emergency programs.
At 99 years of age, Mickey Nelson still has things he wants to check off his bucket list. A month from his 100th birthday he’s setting out to walk 100 miles by summers end to raise money for The Salvation Army. https://t.co/rhACHVC1cl
— Salvation Army North (@salarmynorth) May 28, 2020