Hiking for Katrina

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  1. Jimi Michiel

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    I just got this email from a guy who I went to school with who has, for the time being, given up trumpet to hike the appalachian trail. Here goes:

    Hey, I'm turning my hike into a fundraiser for Katrina:
    If anyone can contribute tha'd be awesome
    If not maybe you can forward this to someone who
    might be able to? love, light, life and peace!!!
    nathan

    Katrina Relief!!

    My mane is Nathan Joiner and I have just hiked the
    first 400 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a hiking trail
    that runs 2100 miles from Mt. Katahdin in Northern
    Maine to Springer Mt. in Southern Georgia! When I got
    off the trail to go to a friends wedding I heard about
    Hurricane Katrina. After very seriously considering
    leaving the trail to go down and volunteer, I have
    decided that it was better for me to turn this hike into a
    fundraiser for Katrina relief.

    Heres how it works!
    You buy miles of the trail starting in Maine going
    south bound (like my hike) for $5 per mile and donate
    the money directly to one of the charities below, or
    another one of your choice if it pertains to Katrina.
    Feel free to buy 1 mile or 2100 miles! The goal is to
    sell the whole trail raising $10,500 for these charities!
    You can contact them via phone or the internet.

    I will soon have a web site with some pictures of the
    trail and my journey, some journal entries and a map,
    which will have your name on the section you buy. If
    youd like I will send you some pictures when I finish!

    After you have made your donation, please send an
    e-mail to my father (who is doing the web page) @
    [email protected] or call him at 508/788-7770 and tell us
    how many miles you bought and which charity you
    donated to. Well send you the page address and put
    you up on the map!

    To the person who buys the most miles I will come
    visit after and give you a presentation of my hike, with
    pictures and storiesJ

    God willing, I will find a company that will match
    what you buy if I do finish the trail! Still working on
    that one!

    Right now Im near Hanover NH after hiking Maine and
    the White Mountains in New Hampshire. I plan to get
    back on the trail ASAP and make it to Georgia by
    Christmas time.

    If you want to get in touch directly with me, you can e-
    mail me @ [email protected] or call my cell
    @508/733-3287 and leave a message. I do not have
    my phone, but I will get back to you when I stop by a
    town to resupply once a week or so.

    Thanks so much and God Bless!!!




    American Red Cross

    1-800-HELP-NOW
    www.redcross.org


    The American Red Cross has mobilized thousands of
    volunteers to respond in the aftermath of Hurricane
    Katrina. The Red Cross plans to send close to 2,000
    volunteers in the area to begin the initial response in
    the next few days. They are doing a good deal of the
    work to organize, feed, shelter and help.



    Habitat For Humanity

    (229) 924-6935, ext. 2551
    www.habitat.org

    Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit,
    nondenominational Christian housing organization. We
    welcome all people to join us as we build simple,
    decent, affordable houses in partnership with those
    who lack adequate shelter. Since 1976, Habitat has
    built more than 175, 000 houses, providing shelter for
    nearly 900,000 people worldwide. Now at work in 100
    countries, we are building a house every 26 minutes.
    By 2005, Habitat houses will be sheltering 1 million
    people. Local Habitat affiliates coordinate house
    building and select partner families.


    The Humane Society

    1-888-259-5431
    www.hsus.org

    In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane
    Katrina, The HSUS has begun a massive relief effort
    to rescue animals and assist their caregivers in the
    disaster areas. Our highly trained Disaster Animal
    Response Teams are moving into Mississippi today to
    begin a multi-state animal rescue and recovery effort.
    Our 38-foot Disaster Response Unit, along with other
    rescue vehicles affiliated with our teams, are fully
    stocked and on their way. Our entire relief effort is
    funded by donations from people like you, and we
    desperately need your support.

    American Red Cross

    1-800-HELP-NOW
    www.redcross.org


    The American Red Cross has mobilized thousands of
    volunteers to respond in the aftermath of Hurricane
    Katrina. The Red Cross plans to send close to 2,000
    volunteers in the area to begin the initial response in
    the next few days. They are doing a good deal of the
    work to organize, feed, shelter and help.



    Habitat For Humanity

    (229) 924-6935, ext. 2551
    www.habitat.org

    Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit,
    nondenominational Christian housing organization. We
    welcome all people to join us as we build simple,
    decent, affordable houses in partnership with those
    who lack adequate shelter. Since 1976, Habitat has
    built more than 175, 000 houses, providing shelter for
    nearly 900,000 people worldwide. Now at work in 100
    countries, we are building a house every 26 minutes.
    By 2005, Habitat houses will be sheltering 1 million
    people. Local Habitat affiliates coordinate house
    building and select partner families.


    The Humane Society

    1-888-259-5431
    www.hsus.org

    In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane
    Katrina, The HSUS has begun a massive relief effort
    to rescue animals and assist their caregivers in the
    disaster areas. Our highly trained Disaster Animal
    Response Teams are moving into Mississippi today to
    begin a multi-state animal rescue and recovery effort.
    Our 38-foot Disaster Response Unit, along with other
    rescue vehicles affiliated with our teams, are fully
    stocked and on their way. Our entire relief effort is
    funded by donations from people like you, and we
    desperately need your support. Please make an
    emergency contribution to our Disaster Relief Fund
    today! To donate, please complete the information on
    our secure online form below. Your tax-deductible gift
    will be used exclusively for our disaster animal relief
    work.

    Mercy Corps
    www.mercycorps.org
    (888) 256-1900

    Mercy Corps is teaming with Episcopal Relief and
    Development (ERD) to meet the immediate and longer-
    term needs of people displaced from their homes in
    coastal Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. Mercy
    Corps consistently ranks as one of Americas most
    effective and efficient charitable organizations. Last
    year, more than 92 percent of its resources went
    directly to programs serving people in need.

    Direct
    If it is inconvenient to give to one of these
    organizations, you can give directly you can give your
    donation to me and I will give ALL of it to needy
    families I see when I go down to help out right after I
    finish the AT. Of course you will have to relay on my
    word for this one.

    Send check to :
    Nathan Joiner
    215 Central st.
    Framingham MA,
    01701
     

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