Ron Bauman takes on another challenge

LOCK HAVEN — Ron Bauman, well known in the community as “the walking man,” is at it again.

For years Ron has been raising money for dozens of worthwhile causes.

He walked hundreds of miles to collect money for the Salvation Army, the American Cancer Society, CROP Walk, Women’s Center, Jaycees and many more organizations.

Then Ron began another fundraiser, collecting thousands of pop can tabs and donating them to the Ronald McDonald House near Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, where parents of ill children stay while the youngsters are hospitalized.

And now, he’s taken on another challenge.

Ron is collecting jars of peanut butter to aid the children of Haiti.

His goal is to collect 250 jars of peanut butter by May 31.

The Kingdom of Life Ministries in Lock Haven is spearheading the fundraiser and Ron has offered to share this project with the people of Clinton County.

Daryl and Joyce Bucknor were missionaries at Destiny Village, the church’s orphanage in Haiti, and have seen first hand the effects of poor nutrition. Their church has been helping feed these children and now want to help children in area villages who are also in need.

And Ron has again offered his services.

Ron is asking the community to donate jars of peanut butter to help feed thousands of children.

He’s set up donation boxes at Reese’s Print Shop, The Express and Walker’s Hardware for those desiring to drop off jars of peanut butter.

Ron said he will visit the drop-offs each week to collect the peanut butter.

Ron’s goal is to collect 250 jars of peanut butter. The deadline is May 31.

Monetary gifts are also needed to help cover the cost of shipping the supplies to Destiny Village, according to the Bucknors.

“Any and all support is appreciated,” the Bucknors said, inviting people to call them to learn more about the project at 570-769-5360.

Their mission — “take something as simple and non-perishable as peanut butter, spread it on bread and feed the hungry.”