Hello Amazing Hiking for Hunger community!
We have a few updates and announcements.
With your help, we have raised over $24,400 for MANNA FoodBank so far! That is over 97,600 meals for our neighbors in WNC.
We are currently in Monson, ME and have less than 115 miles left to Katahdin. If all goes well we plan to summit on Friday July 23rd.
For the final week (July 16-23) donations will be matched up to a total of $1,000 by an anonymous donor. Please spread the word – tell your friends and family! We are hoping to raise over $26,000 before we finish the Appalachian Trail. During this week your donations will go twice as far towards that goal.
Post Summit Plans
After we finish the trail we will continue to raise money for MANNA as we work on getting our Journal Posts out for you all to read and see.
BYE BYE BAM! BEARD CHALLENGE!
BAM! has challenged you all to see if we can raise a total of $30,000 for MANNA by his Birthday – August 24th. If we reach $30,000 HERO WILL SHAVE HIS BEARD! And we will do it live at a celebration with our MANNA community in Asheville in late September. We will also stream the video live on social media for folks who cannot attend the celebration in person!.
BAM! will be stoked if we reach $30,000 dollars raised by his birthday… he’s not as excited about shaving off his beard. He has been grooming and growing his beard for the past 6 years. Now at the end of the trail it is the longest it has ever been. But, he would be stoked to shave it if it means more people in our Western North Carolina community have the food they need.
We will also continue to take T-shirt orders until August 25th and $5 of every shirt payment will be donated to MANNA and count towards our ultimate goal of $30,000. See details about how to order t-shirts in our previous post.
We are sorry that we have not posted a blog since the Delaware Water Gap. We have been keeping notes, taking photos, and writing. However, we have run out of space on our website and can’t post another full blog with pictures unless we purchase more data. We aren’t sure if we want to continue forward and put more money into this platform or look into other options. Either way, we are going to wait to make this decision until after we finish the trail.
We will get the rest of our Journal entries and pictures out to you all. However, they will have to wait until after we summit Katahdin. If you would like to see pictures and videos of our last 115 miles on trail please follow us on Instagram @hikingforhunger or Facebook by searching Hiking for Hunger. If you do not have Instagram or Facebook we are sorry but, we don’t have another way of sharing our journey at this time. We are working on a YouTube channel but still not proficient in posting videos yet. You can find us on YouTube by searching Hiking for Hunger and we will keep working on it and post future videos through this platform.
Thank you all so much for your continued support!
We Plan to Finish Strong for our WNC Community!
Hero and BAM!