Ways to Help

Give Financially
    Giving up 9 months or so of working, having to pay for medical expenses  food, water, supplies, the occasional place to stay, isn't gonna be cheap.  So I am asking for your help to support me on this great adventure.  I plan on being as frugal as I can, camping out most of the time, stocking up and carrying what I can etc, but I still any help I can get will be a huge help.  I am estimating that I will need $7,500 to make it all the way which is roughly $1.25 per mile, or approximately $25 a day.  I will covering most of it myself but, if you can please help, even if it is as small as a penny it all adds up and every little bit will help me make this walk a possibility.  Not just for the finical support but in saying I support  you and I wanna help you make this a possibility.  This will not be an easy nine months out in the wilderness alone most of the time it is you my friends that will get me through the thick of it.  For some additional intensive other then the satisfaction of being able to say you were apart of me walking across the country and all the inside stories, knowledge, adventures and pictures I will share with you I am offering so additional benefits. Anyone that can donate $60 or more (roughly a penny for every mile I will be walking) will get there name or a name of there choosing (you can also place an add here) on the shirts I will be wearing across the country (I will need you to donate before I finalize the design of the shirts likely early March so keep that in mind if you would like you name on my back). Also anyone that gives $100 or more will get honorable mention by name in my book when I write about all y adventures, and a free copy! No promises on the timeline for the book though. Giving is quite simple and you don't have to give that much, remember every bit helps, you can give the money directly to me or simply click the donate picture on your right to pay by credit/ pay pal. If I miraculous raise more than I need to make it across the country (Funds are going to only be covering the cost of food, lodging, supplies needed for the trip, not for my bills, entertainment etc.) all addition funds will be going to support missions in Africa. An additional perk is every month I will randomly draw one donor that will win a prize or have the option of making me doing there choice of humiliating activities, to an audience of there choosing.


One thing God continually reminds me of, is to never underestimate the POWER of prayer. I am going to be depending on prayer support throughout this journey, majorly. This is certainly not an easy task and I will not be taking this lightly. Yes, I am ecstatic about all I will see and experience along the way, but like life it is not all wonderful. I will be full of many ups and downs and many challenges I haven't had the foresight to see. Not to mention being away from friends and family for so long having rather limited human contact many times and only with strangers when I do. I would love prayer for the safety of the journey, financial support, for strength and determination to finish it, for God to use it as I know he will to teach and mold me further into the women he designed me to be, for loneliness, etc. But most importantly, I am seeking prayer for the spiritual impact and influence of my trip that God would use me and this trip in a whole different level among my friends and family as they here of my trip and experience the impact it makes in me and all those that I am able to meet on the trip. I know this trip is drawing a lot of attention and I have been getting all kinds of questions and interest and know the impact possibilities are limitless. I know God is calling to go on this trip, and it is very little to do with my own ambition. I think its cool and I am excited but it is far from something I would come up on my own as random and adventurous as I am, its still a little too risky and too much of a commitment for me to be totally comfortable with. But God wants me, so I am going, but please consider praying for me and for all those this trip will impact.

Host Me
Second to Food the biggest need I anticipate is lodging, I have mapped it out and have many camping sites throughout nearly all the trip, but I would love an occasional break if you happen to live or know someone that lives somewhere near my route. I can get you estimate dates and keep you updated as best I can when I am getting closer. But if you are interested in, and able to host me for a night or know someone that might I would absolutely love that possibility. In addition I am looking for churches to attend along the trip, I am working on mapping them out, but if by chance you know of one I would greatly appreciate it.
This Is the trail I currently intend to go on the Northern Portion , through Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Colorado.   Yet I am still debating alternative routes so if you live anywhere through this portion of the country and would be interested in hosting me, let me know and I will keep that in mind in planing my route.  Also if you have ideas about this route or alternatives I would love to hear them so be sure to pass on the information.  Thanks.  I will certainly be letting you know my official route as we get closer. 

Join me
Clearly leaving home, loved ones, jobs, responsibilities, etc, behind and hiking across the country rain, shine, sleet snow, mountain, dessert, sleeping on the ground, carrying all your possessions on your back for 9 months is not something most people can even consider. Nonetheless if you can, consider coming! I would love the company, and you don't have to do all 6,000 miles maybe just for a day or two or a few miles if you are able to make it to where I am. I am working on a tracking app so you can tell where I am most of the time, so you can come join me any time for as much as you would like.

Inform Me
I am new at this hiking more than ten mile thing and haven't had all that much experience camping before either, nor have I been in the vast majority of states I will be living in for the upcoming 9 or so months! I defiantly am eager to hear anything you know or any tips, tricks, pointers, suggestions you have. Also if you have any hiking supplies you aren't going to be using and think would be beneficial, I would love to be able to use them.

Spread the Word
There is no telling what the impact it might have on people, so tell your friends and family if you can't help directly maybe they can or maybe it will open the doors to some amazing conversation, share my website, my story I will love you for it. The more people know the more determination I will have and the more impact I can have. I also have business cards made up for anyone interested, or willing to pass them out.

Between now and when I start walking, I will be having a number of fundraisers that you can participate in. Also if you have other ideas I would love to hear them. Including but not limited too...

Bottle Drive
Are you an avid fellow soda drinker like myself, or just have lots of cans/ bottles that have collected up sitting in your garage? Well why not put them to use? Starting now leading up to the day I head out, you can either drop off you cans and bottles at my house or call me and I will come pick them up.

Love fires like me?  I will be having a Bonfire asking $10 admission which will include games, fireworks, smores, glowsticks and more awesomeness at my house early summer 2013, date TBA for anyone that wants to come or support my efforts you can always donate more.

Yard Sale
I am in the process of collecting years and years of "STUFF" much of it never used that has been sitting around in my room attic, basement, garages etc. I literally have everything from baby toys to dryers, televisions, game systems, electronics, clouting, furniture, organ, movies, books, you name it and prices will be unbeatable. So come out date is not set in stone yet will be early summer 2013 and there maybe a second one depending how things go.

Interested in helping with any of these events or have ideas for others?  Let me know!!!!  Thanks for reading.

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