Breaking News
More () »

Amputee veteran traveling across U.S. on foot and two wheels, raising help for disaster relief organization

A wounded Army Green Beret is raising awareness for a disaster relief organization by traveling across the country. His goal is to reach eight cities in 50 days.

SAN ANTONIO — Jarrid “Jay” Collins is running, bicycling and hand-cycling the entire way of this journey across the country. He began in April and will have traveled nearly 3,000 miles by the time he is done. It’s called the “Breaking Bread Tour.” He’s teamed up with Operation BBQ Relief to take on this challenge.

“I met the folks from Operation BBQ Relief, I was astounded by how much they’ve accomplished over the last several years. Since 2011, they’ve served 3 million hot meals to those displaced by hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires. Last year, just under 1.3 million meals. I knew that this was something I had to be a part of,” he said.

Monday, he stopped by BAMC to meet with everyone and serve them BBQ. The “Always Serving Project,” the organization’s first non-disaster relief program is providing meals during the tour. They’ll feed responders and military personnel. Collins said he wanted to make sure to stop by San Antonio.

“They gave back to me, they gave back to my family, helped get me back on my feet. We're not where we are without those people investing in us,” he said.

People are encouraged to follow him on his journey. For a map of his tour, click here. The Breaking Bread Tour will also, be posting on different social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


'A miracle,' Beachgoer recovering after having head run over at Go Topless Weekend, mother says

Barbacoa & Big Red Festival organizers address criticism

Commencement speaker tells Morehouse graduating class he'll pay off their student loan debt

3-year-old dies after 'heinous' sexual abuse, police say

San Marcos police officer critically injured, struck by suspected drunk driver