In March 2012, Bruce and Paula will set off from Springer Mountain, Georgia and head north, hiking the Appalachian Trail all the way to its end at Mt. Katadhin, Maine. That’s 2,181 miles and it will take six months to complete! They will encounter rain, snow, heat, bugs, more snow, more rain, discouragement, loneliness, and run the risk of hypothermia – at least that’s what other hikers have said. Less than 10% of hikers who set off from Georgia complete the challenge. The hike is ardous both physically and emotionally, but the cause is important and lives will be changed because of your support. They’re ready to do it. They are raising money for Pittsburgh urban youth to give them options when the graduate from high school. Working with Urban Impact Foundation, they are raising funds to help kids transition into either college, tech school, work, ministry, or the military when they graduate.
“Bruce and Paula are on a mission to bring glory to God, and to raise money for Urban Impact. Please support them by donating money and praying for them along his journey. What will keep them going is knowing that every step they take will be raising money for kids who desperately need it.” – Justin Hartwig, Superbowl Champion & former Pittsburgh Steeler
Note: While Paula and I are out on the trail, several volunteers are helping me post content here. We thank you for the support you're expressing in the comments, although our sporadic Internet access doesn't allow us to reply immediately to everyone.