James Grunau
Amount Raised
Goal $8,000.00

My Message

Many of the approximately 80 million refugees and internally displaced people in the world must trek long distances to flee from their homes and reach an uncertain destination to find safety.  Most of them do this with children of all ages.
This year James Grunau and John Dyck would like to commemorate these walks of sorrow on the refugee highway as their participation in the Canadian RIDE for Refuge 2021.  Since we were two of the original founders for Journey Home Community, back in 2005, we are calling our team for this walk “Founders’ Feet”.  It will replicate a symbolic journey which many of our JHC families must make from the U.S. border to a place of safety before they arrive at our Welcome Homes in New Westminster. We will cover 30 km. in a walk from the Peace Arch Park at the USA border to our JHC Welcome Houses in New Westminster, mainly along the King George Highway.  It should be noted that this distance may be done as a relay within a family or participating groups acting as a team, walking a minimum distance of 5 km.  We will provide more specific details about this later for anyone interested.  We would like to invite you and your family or interested group to join the two of us on this trek on Friday, October 1.  As this is a fundraiser for our organization, and we are embarking on some rather ambitious long term projects, we have set our goal at $16,000 to be raised through the “Founders’ Feet” walk, i.e. $1000 for every year of JHC’s existence.  Please consider joining us in this symbolic walk and fundraising goal.  Please contact us for more specific details after joining our team. 

Event Date
Oct 2, 2021 12:00 AM
Location Name
Journey Home Community

My Team

James is a member of Founders' Feet
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My Supporters

Farshid left a message
Sep 25, 2021 12:54 PM
Thank you all for your kind heart and supports towards the people in need of protection.
Friend of the RIDE! donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 25, 2021 12:53 PM
Mary Martin donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 24, 2021 5:33 PM
Jerry Hranka donated $100.00
Sep 24, 2021 8:15 AM
Gonzalez Family left a message
Sep 23, 2021 11:54 PM
Hello James, we all hope this little amount can help, we are happy to help, and we would wish to bring more, all the best in this event.
Laura Angelica Medina Herrera donated $100.00
Sep 23, 2021 11:52 PM
Gerry and Ruth left a message
Sep 22, 2021 12:01 AM
Hey James, we are so proud of all you have done for JHC and will be praying for you as you engage in a looooong walk!
Gerald Teichrob donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 22, 2021 12:00 AM
Roger left a message
Sep 21, 2021 2:13 PM
Hope your walk in most enjoyable - can't find a much better place to be walking, nor a much better reason to be doing so.
Carolyn Neufeld donated $75.00
Sep 21, 2021 2:11 PM
Roger & Carolyn left a message
Sep 21, 2021 2:10 PM
We are happy to support this very worthy cause.
Audrey left a message
Sep 20, 2021 1:41 PM
Way to team up with your co-founder "buddy" -- go guys go!
Brian Carney donated $500.00
Sep 20, 2021 10:25 AM
Bill Giuriato left a message
Sep 19, 2021 8:27 PM
Go James, go!
Bill Giuriato donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 19, 2021 8:26 PM
Audrey Phelps donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 19, 2021 6:41 PM
Moss left a message
Sep 19, 2021 3:38 PM
Go James, Go ????? ?? ??
Moss Thomas 3666 Triumph St. donated $200.00
Sep 19, 2021 3:38 PM
Matt & Heather Teichrob donated $200.00
Sep 19, 2021 10:35 AM
Friend of the RIDE! donated $100.00
Sep 18, 2021 11:24 PM
Mitch left a message
Sep 18, 2021 10:50 PM
Always glad to support you and the work JHC does for refugees. May your contribution of walking all go well and bring you much satisfaction for your efforts, James.
Mitch Spratt donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2021 10:44 PM
HOWIE & TRISH LEE donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2021 4:07 PM
Barry McCarthy left a message
Sep 18, 2021 1:13 PM
I trust James you'll have good weather on that day.!
barry mccarthy donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2021 1:12 PM
Phil Ratzlaff left a message
Sep 18, 2021 11:13 AM
God bless, James!
Philip Ratzlaff donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2021 11:13 AM
Glen Grunau left a message
Jul 7, 2021 3:03 PM
Good to see you are back in the ride this year James! I like that you and John are partnering up on a team together. I like the name you have given to your group and what it represents.
Glen Grunau donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 7, 2021 2:59 PM
David and Amelia Liao left a message
Jun 25, 2021 2:44 AM
May the Lord bless you richly, James!
David Liao donated an undisclosed amount
Jun 25, 2021 2:42 AM
James Grunau donated $150.00
Jun 12, 2021 10:08 PM