Pledges Update

I mentioned in my other blog that I have recently been blown away by the generosity and kindness I have seen on the trail. The people that I meet out here, whether they know it or not, are supporting Teach for America and Beardsley School by supporting my hike and by helping keep me positive so I can keep on climbing those mountains!

I’ve also been overwhelmed by the generosity that I have seen coming from my friends and family back home. Pledges have continued to come in, and I have not only tripled, but almost quadrupled my original goal!!

I now have a total of $3.80 per mile pledged for my hike!!!! That is so far beyond what I ever could have raised on my own. The money is going to mean so much to Beardsley School and to Teach For America. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that has supported me so far!

Students, here’s your challenge: If the Appalachian Trail is 2,181 miles long, and I’m raising $3.80 for every mile I hike, how much will I have raised when I finish the whole trail?
I have hiked 339.9 miles so far. How much have I raised so far?

Thank you again to everyone that has helped support me. You all amaze me!

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