A Berens River First Nation man who travelled more than 300 kilometres to raise money for the victims of a tragic accident finished his journey Saturday afternoon.
Manny Green, 23, walked and ran from Berens River to Winnipeg over the last 11 days hoping to raise $20,000 for the families of the victims of the Oct. 21 car accident that killed Trinity Yellowback (of Manto Sipi Cree Nation), Beatrice Ross and Jasmine Berens. Six people, including an infant, were seriously injured in the crash.
Green, who has been chronicling his journey on social media, has raised $15,000 so far and is taking donations until Monday.
He arrived at the Perimeter on Highway 59 Saturday afternoon and walked the rest of the way to the Legislative Building.
"I’m very grateful, honestly. I’m grateful to be able to do this, for being here, it feels like a big accomplishment for helping these families out the way I could, the way I know how," he said after completing his journey.
He credited his tenacity with the people cheering him on – not just from Berens River, but from communities he passed along the way.
"Everyone helped me get here," he said.
Malak Abas is a reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press.