Will’s Walk To Support Jefferson AFJROTC
Will Poe is going to walk the entire 2,186 mile Appalachian Trail, from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine from April to October 2015, in what is called a “Thru-Hike.” Along with checking an item off his bucket-list, Will looks to raise some money for a worthy cause — the AFJROTC cadets and program at Jefferson High School, in Jefferson County West Virginia.
Will invites you to follow him on his adventure and help him raise funds to support the AFJROTC the program he started in 2002 and retired from in June 2014.
What’s in it For Those Who Donate or Pledge?
- Access to the Will’s online Appalachian Trail Journal, full of pictures and details — you’ll be there as he plans, walks, and lives on the trail.
- Access to follow him via a “Twitter-like” feed—you’ll receive almost daily updates, pictures, and observations of his 5 million-step walk—a walk equivalent of climbing Mount Everest 15 times.
- A tax-deductible way to make Jefferson AFJROTC stronger, forever.
- Receive recognition for your contribution.
- You’ll be motivating him every day for the six months he’s on the trail.
Tax-deductible donations made payable to the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation WV-20021 AFJROTC Angels Fund will be placed in a permanent endowment that is invested for long-term growth by the community foundation.
Each year, from the investment gains, up to 5% of the total Angels Fund endowment, will be distributed to the AFJROTC program to help support the cadets and the programs not covered by the Air Force or school system. To learn more about the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation visit their website at www.EWVCF.org or follow them on Facebook.
So, Will’s walk combined with your donation will become a legacy that will help deserving cadets in Jefferson AFJROTC forever.
Will You Help?
You can by making a donation or pledging a donation to help the cadets. For example, if Will completes the entire trail:
- Donate a set dollar amount of your choice ($50 or $100 for example).
- A pledge of 1-cent per mile would be $21.86.
- A pledge of 5-cents per mile would be $109.30.
- A pledge of 10-cents per mile would be $218.60.
- Or more!
You can also help by spreading the word to people in your network and seek donations or pledges from them. His trail journal website will go live July 10, 2014, www.willpoe.me.
To Make a Donation or Pledge, or For More Information:
Complete the form below and return it to Will as explained on the reverse, or visit www.willpoe.me on or after July 10, 2015.
Will’s Walk Donation & Pledge Sheet
Yes, I’ll join Will Poe on his adventure and to help the Jefferson High School AFJROTC cadets and program!
For administration and recognition purposes:
Donor’s Name: _____________________________________________________
City and State: _____________________________________________________
Please keep my identity anonymous (circle one): YES NO
For contact purposes and to receive access to Will’s Trail Journal and Social Media:
Email Address: _____________________________________________________
Phone Number: ___________________________________________________
I will donate the set amount of ______________________________for Will Poe’s Appalachian Trail hike to benefit Jefferson AFJROTC. (Your donation can be made now or at any time before November 15, 2015.)
I pledge to make a donation of _________________________________ per mile Will Poe hikes on the Appalachian Trail for Jefferson AFJROTC. I will promptly send my donation when I’m informed by social media, Will’s Blog, or email that he has concluded the hike and before November 15, 2015.
For more information, or to make a donation or pledge, contact:
ATTN: AT Hike for JHS AFJROTC, 434 Gap View Blvd, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (In the Subject Line enter: “Your Hike”.)
You can make donations in person or by mail.
You can make a pledge in person and by mail, or email. If making a pledge in person or by mail, use this pledge sheet.
If making a pledge by email, you can simply insert the requested information, above, into the body of the email (no attachment necessary).
Please make checks payable to:
EWVCF WV-20021 AFJROTC Angels Fund
At the conclusion of the hike, Will Poe will remind you of this payment information.
- He’ll let you know when he receives your donation, and recognize you for supporting Jefferson AFJROTC.
- He’ll then forward your check to the foundation.
- You’ll receive confirmation of your donation from the foundation.
- Your cancelled check will also serve as your receipt.
(For more information about the foundation and the WV-20021 AFJROTC Angels Fund.)
(Please do not send this sheet to the foundation.)
Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, 229 East Martin Street, Suite 4, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
304-264-0353, facsimile: 888-507-8375
This is not a school-sponsored fundraiser. As of June 28, 2014 Will Poe is a private citizen supporting a school group. The Jefferson County Schools Board of Education neither approves or disapproves of this activity. Likewise, the board does not encourage or discourage your participation.