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The Guy Walking Across St. Louis with a Goat Needs a Volunteer

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Steve Westcott and LeeRoy Brown.
Steve Westcott, the man walking across the country with a goat to raise money for an orphanage in Kenya, needs some help.

After about a month in St. Louis talking to people about his mission, getting a tattoo of his goat and even receiving his first ever animal-control citation (thanks, St. Charles), Westcott is amping up his social-media presence and aiming for a spot on a late-night talk show.

And he's looking for a videographer.

See also: Steve Westcott is Walking Across St. Louis, and America, With a Goat

In a Craigslist ad posted Monday, Westcott says he just needs a few minutes of footage.

"I don't need help editing, just need the footage," Westcott says. "I don't have any money to give, but I'll be sure to give you credit and a shout-out on my social medias."

A social shout-out could be pretty valuable to an upstart videographer; Westcott has more than 21,000 followers on Instagram.

Westcott has been walking across the country for two years now. He and his goat, LeeRoy Brown, are trekking from Seattle to New York to raise awareness and money for an orphanage he wants to build in the slums of Nairobi, a goal a friend suggested after a year on missionary work in Kenya, where orphans as young as five years old are already using drugs "just to kill the pain and the hunger pains and to stay warm at night," Westcott says.

At $30,000, Westcott isn't even close to his goal of earning $200,000. But Westcott, an evangelical Christian, says he's putting his faith in a miracle.

"We do the work, but God does the miracle," Westcott tells Daily RFT. "There's no way a guy with a goat can raise $200,000 to buy land in Africa. It's not cool enough, it's not hip enough, it's not special enough.

"There has to be a miracle."

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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34 comments
Sarah Jane Rednour
Sarah Jane Rednour

He hasnt made it yet because there was a medical issue with the goat or himself I belive

Cest Lavie Boheme
Cest Lavie Boheme

If only this guy weren't about indoctrinating orphans into the cult of a tortured dead god.

Melizza Gephardt
Melizza Gephardt

Saw this guy going home from Mizzou to STL!! One of the best sights I've witnessed on the side of the road.

Dixie Geisler
Dixie Geisler

Actually the money is going towards buying the orphanage a farm so they can become self sustaining. Always a negative Nancy in the crowd.

Donny Garcia
Donny Garcia

He hasent made it acrosss St. Louis yet?

Justin Michalik
Justin Michalik

Considering religion is what causes the conditions Africans are suffering from, he's on his own with me. That money will probably just buy bibles or clothes. Not vaccines that they need or education about STDs.

Sean Arey
Sean Arey

i did take video, he's on my vine account

Sean Arey
Sean Arey

i saw him at west port plaza 2 weeks ago

Rhonda Whelan
Rhonda Whelan

I saw this guy and his goat outside of O'Charlie's in Kirkwood back on June 8th. I took some pics, but unfortunately didn't think to take any video. :(

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