Leif Middleton treks Appalachian Trail for GVI-CT
A former GVI Volunteer and a GVI CT fundraiser, Leif Middleton, is attempting the Appalachian trail to raise desperately needed funds for our work, an estimated 2,175 mile trek through the wilderness of the eastern United States. He set out on March 17th from Springer Mountain in northern Georgia, and will trek across, mountains, streams, and everything else the wilderness of this part of America has to offer until he hits the summit of Mt. Khatardin in central Maine. It takes approximately 4-5 months to complete (only 10% of those who set out every year do actually complete it). Leif has a deadline of 7 months, as then Khatardin becomes closed for the winter, but no defined finish date.
Leif is seeking funds as he treks, ”The GVI Charitable Trust works to combat illiteracy, as well as teaching and disaster relief in many impoverished countries around the world. I worked with, and raised money for this charity when I was in Ecuador and it is a worthy cause that I believe in. Whilst there the charity used the money we raise to purchase teaching supplies to teach English and science in extremely isolated, rural communities in eastern Ecuador (Literally towns in the amazon). I am asking for a one off donation to sponsor me for the enormous challenge I have set myself.”