CHARLESTON, N.C., June 6 (UPI) -- A South Carolina man walking more than 500 miles to Washington to benefit the USO says "the heat is the hardest part" of the journey.
Leonard Pitts, who arrived Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., after starting his journey in Clinton, S.C., said he planned to take Sunday off from walking and hoped to meet Monday with Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, WCNC-TV, Charlotte, reported Monday.
"The heat, the heat is the hardest part," Pitts said of his journey.
Pitts said he is accepting pledges during his walk, planned to last 24 days, to raise funds for the USO, an organization supporting members of the U.S. military.
The journey is being documented on Pitts' Web site, www.lpitts.com.