Father-son duo kayak the Chesapeake Bay in support of families in need


NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. – A 200-mile journey down the Chesapeake Bay involves an finish on Friday off the coast of the Eastern Shore.

Hearly Mayr and his 13-year-old son Andreas acquired into their kayaks close to Elkton, Maryland on July 16 and traveled 15-20 miles every single day since.

Their vacation spot? Smith Island close to the southern finish of the Eastern Shore. Each paddle in support of families damage by COVID-19 and nonetheless struggling to get by financially.

“For us it was really important for us to give back, to make sure we’re able to support through a cause,” stated Hearly Mayr.

The trigger? The Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s COVID-19 Hunger Pandemic Response Campaign; cash the Mayrs raised is a component of $3 million headed to families in need.

But elevating cash may need been the simple half. This 200-mile journey is not any leisurely float down the Chesapeake the place battling climate and currents is only one half of the battle.

“I would say some of the other challenges are things like staying hydrated, making sure you have enough fluids. Also, at every stop, we have to fight the mosquitoes,” stated Mayr.

But at the finish of the day, this father and son have one another.

“We always I think struggle as parents and fathers to find time with our kids and so for me personally I really wanted to use this opportunity to spend time together, to have fun together and to challenge ourselves a little bit,” stated Mayr.

Making reminiscences and making a distinction for individuals in need.

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