By Frank Lockwood

Staff writer

HERMISTON — Perhaps Glenn Parkhurst would object to being called “an apostle of good works.”

And unlike the apostles of old, Glenn Parkhurst drives an RV instead of riding a camel. He is touring every state to encourage people of all faiths — or of no faith at all — to spend time, even a day or two, helping a worthy cause.

He spent part of last week doing volunteer work at the Agape House.

United Way has provided Parkhurst with the contacts and, since September, he has toured 31 states, volunteering in dozens programs, ranging from soup lines to day care centers.

By the end of August he will have stopped at one United Way-supported site in each of the 50 states to volunteer labor for a day or two. Parkhurst is a Christian, but hesitates to apply the term “religious” to himself, preferring the term “spiritual.” (For the full story, see the April 24, 2001 issue of the Hermiston Herald.)

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