View a quick clip about the hikers who were forced off of the trail by Superstorm Sandy.
On August 6, 2012, three Union County buddies began the journey of a lifetime: thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. John Sentendrey, Matt McCoy, and Matt Mounie will pushed themselves to the limits mentally and physically in order to reach personal goals. But they didn't take this challenge only for themselves; they took a Journey for Literacy.
Why help us? They know that thousands of adults in Union County alone do not read well enough to follow instructions on a medicine bottle, understand their child's report card, or respond appropriately to safety warnings on the job. Literacy Council of Union County offers free tutoring for adults who are functionally illiterate. John, Matt, and Matt are sought to help the moms, dads, co-workers, and friends who begin their own journey with that scary first step through the Council's door.
Sidetracked by Superstorm Sandy, the hikers had to come off the trail at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. But the hike was still a success as they helped raise $2468.40 for Literacy Council of Union County!
Relive the experience through John Sentendrey's blog.
Thank you for supporting their efforts!