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Activists "Crossing America" to raise money for wounded warriors

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By James Call

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Tallahassee, FL – Two activists are driving a red, white and blue jeep across America to raise
money for wounded soldiers and the families of those who have died in Iraq and
Afghanistan. James Call reports, Governor Rick Scott welcomed the Crossing
America Tour to Florida.

David Ojena and Ryan Emergy started the drive across America May 27th at the USS Midway in San Diego. Tuesday they pulled into the driveway at the Governor's mansion in Tallahassee. Ojena says they will drive another six thousand miles before ending their mission September 11th in New York City.

"We're doing a tour across the country, 43 states almost 20,000 miles to raise money for families of fallen heroes wounded warriors and their families. We work with TAPS which Is the tragedy assistance program for survivors. TAPS is actually the only nonprofit that get the next to kin information from when their loved ones pass in war."

The next stop for the Crossing America Tour is Tampa. The Jeep will be in Fort Myers Wednesday. Then Ojena and Emery will meander along the East Coast before finishing the trip in September 11th in New York City.