ROCKFORD (WREX) -
A Rockford area woman who marched more than 900 miles to help end poverty talks about what she learned.
The walk was led by Lou Ness. She's the Shelter Care Ministries Executive Director in Rockford. Ness started her journey April 1. The trek was 935 miles and took 80 days.
"The whole purpose was to hear the stories of people from town to town who live in a state of poverty. Whose towns are diminishing and disappearing," she said. "This was a God driven mission and so I believe that people who believe in God have the responsibility to be committed to ending poverty."
Ness wants to bring attention to the nations poor and hungry and ended the march in D.C. to share her stories with lawmakers.