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Thru-hike fundraiser for Puente de la Costa Sur!

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Hannah Underwood

THE STORY:

Hi! My name is Hannah. I'm 23, an educator, artist, and seasonally-employed outdoor industry worker currently living in Northern New Hampshire. In the spring of 2017 I'll be thru-hiking all 2,189 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine to raise money for the Community Resource Center Puente de la Costa Sur. 


ABOUT PUENTE: Puente is a community resource center in San Mateo County, California, serving the communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio. I became familiar with Puente last year when I was living and working as an outdoor science educator in the area. I learned about Puente through conversations with those who work for and benefit from Puente, and through volunteering at some of their "Cafecito" and "Station" nights - where adult english language learners can practice english conversation in a supportive and empowering environment. If you are one of the many people whom I've talked about Puente to, you know what an amazing, community-uplifting organization it is. For those of you who don't yet know, here's a little about Puente and their mission: 


"As the region’s only Community Resource Center, Puente serves the San Mateo County South Coast communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio. Puente both advocates for our communities and leverages resources that foster economic prosperity and security, and that promote individual and community health and wellness. We support local leaders and work together with our neighbors creating solutions for our diverse communities" (source: www.mypuente.org). Without Puente, ~1,500 people in these communities would have limited or no access to health and dental services, legal advice, adult education opportunities, help with emergency financial situations, and many other critical individual, family, and community services. 


Puente has always been a cornerstone of community health and wellness in San Mateo County, but their services grow exponentially more important with each day in this new administration. By donating to Puente you are helping sustain a vibrant community resource center working to build and sustain a healthy, safe, and supportive community. 


As immigration laws become even more fiercely debated and enforced on the national stage, let's commit to supporting organizations like Puente that are serving the individuals and families most impacted by these policies and actions. 


Still curious? Check out their website at www.mypuente.org 


THANK YOU for your time and consideration! I will be updating this page from the trail and the fundraiser will remain open until I reach Katahdin! 


ABOUT THE HIKE The Appalachian Trail spans 14 states in the Eastern United States, and is 2,189 miles long. I plan to hike the trail from the southern terminus (Springer Mountain in Georgia) to the northern (Mount Katahdin in Maine). I expect the journey will take approximately 5 months to complete. Although I've never attempted a long-distance hike before, I hope the time I have spent working on backcountry hut and construction crews in New Hampshire's White Mountains has prepared me well for this endeavor. 


~~~ SUGGESTED DONATIONS 

$14 - one dollar for every state I will hike through 

$21.89 - one cent per mile I will hike 

$43.78 - 2 cents per every mile! 

$109.30 - 5 entire cents per mile!! 

$218.90 - 10 cents per mile! go you! 

OR 

$8 - two dollars for every community that Puente serves - Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio 

$15 - one cent for each of the approx. 1,500 people who use Puente's services each year 

$1500 - a DOLLAR for each of the approx. 1,500 people who use Puente's services annually. Dreamin' big! 

$40 or more - one dollar for each of the >40 programs that Puente offers 


My goal is to raise at least $4,378, $2 for every mile that I hike. Please help me reach my goal for Puente!

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To This Fundraiser

$2,114

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dad :-) You're awesome!

    $50

  • Melanie Colvin

    $10

  • Abby

    $21.89

  • Elin Hert

     

  • Tess

    $20

  • Lucie P

    $25

  • Quinn

    $50

  • mom

    $250

  • Karen Sparks

    $100

  • Mary Tondreau

    $100

  • David Oliver and Mark Nelson

    $50

  • Mary J

    $100

  • Charlotte Lidrbauch

    $50

  • Suzanne Stroh "Black Sheep" AT 1991 (flip flop)

     

  • stuart blue

    $50

  • Angela

    $20

  • Mary Price

    $25

  • Betsy Coe

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sarah Munson

     

  • Bonnie Frieden

     

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  • Dena Greenstreet

    $21.89

  • Suzanne Abel

    $50

  • malika briggs

    $25

  • Hannah Wiesner

     

  • Dick Jackson

    $60

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  • Achilles NOBO '08

     

  • Steve Underwood

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Lindsey

    $10

  • Heather Hutchison

    $50

  • Chelsey Serrano

    $10

  • Maggie Gardner

    $15

  • Kimball Stewart

    $25

  • Jacob Stark

    $50

  • Chris DeMasi

    $40

  • Chloe Vaughn

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Hannah B

    $25

  • Annalise Carington

    $25

  • Heather Hutchison

    $25

  • Maryann morley

    $25

  • Wendy Jackson

     

  • Leah Breen

    $15

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48% Raised of $4,378 Goal

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The Team: $2,114 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Leah Breen

Leah Breen

DONATION: $15

Love you, Han!! You're such an inspiration and just the most awesome!! 11 months ago

Wendy Jackson

Wendy Jackson

11 months ago

Maryann morley

Maryann morley

DONATION: $25

Love u girl 11 months ago

Heather Hutchison

Heather Hutchison

DONATION: $25

You amaze me Hanna Underwood!! Never change!! <3 11 months ago

Annalise Carington

Annalise Carington

DONATION: $25

See you in VT in no time. Proud of you! 11 months ago

Hannah B

Hannah B

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $100

You can do it! 1 year ago

Chloe Vaughn

Chloe Vaughn

DONATION: $25

Happy Birthday, you fabulous warrior woman, you! 1 year ago

Chris DeMasi

Chris DeMasi

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

Jacob Stark

Jacob Stark

DONATION: $50

YEAH BLUE BEAD! 1 year ago