Friends and Family,
Welcome to my fundraising page! For the past four years I have been attempting a section hike of the Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail – or “AT” – is a 2,193 mile route stretching from Georgia to Maine. I have hiked over 1,500 miles and raised over $4,000 for various charities.
This year, I will attempt to finish the last 678.5 miles of the trail through the states of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, where I will hike up Mt. Katahdin at the trail's northern terminus.
In light of the recent pandemic, I am raising money for Doctors Without Borders this year. Doctors Without Borders is an independent, global movement providing medical aid where its needed most since 1971. In the past they have sent aid to Ebola outbreaks in Africa, the Haiti earthquake, and to many places who have seen massive popluation shifts and refugee crises due to conflict such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Central America.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak Doctors Without Borders has programs in dozens of countries but is especially needed in places like Yemen where the heath system has been ruined by war.
Read more about Doctors Without Borders here:
I am hoping you will join me in supporting Doctors Without Borders by making a donation. You can donate either a lump sum or on a per-mile basis. For example, a donation of 10 cents per mile would come out to $67.85 if I reach my goal.
Whether you donate or not, please feel free to follow me on Instragram with the handle @reynaldo_freemando as I undertake this trek. I will be posting pictures and updates regularly.
If you can't make a donation at this point, help me reach my goal by sharing this page on social media!
Or, even better, send an e-mail to friends you think might be interested in contributing and include a link to my page!
Thanks so much for your generosity!