On Friday, Leo presented the Pacific Crest Trail Association with a check for $7,000 at their headquarters in Sacramento, CA. Receiving the check for the PCTA were Director of Philanthropy Angie Williamson and Trail Information Specialist Jack Haskel.
The distribution to the PCTA is a 27% increase over last year’s amount and brings the 2 year total received by the PCTA to $12,500.
Angie expressed her gratitude for the contribution and thanked “all the hikers, sponsors and volunteers at HIKE for Mental Health.”
HIKE for Mental Health is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. With no salaries, real estate costs or rent, we pass 100% of the donations we receive from our hikes onto our mission purposes: alleviating suffering from mental illness and trail conservancy. The $7,000 distribution to the PCTA represents approximately 10% of the funds raised from our hikes in 2015. The remaining distributions and the full break-down of our 2015 results will be posted in the coming weeks as we announce and complete our 2015 distribution of the funds. As always, our finances, including our Federal Form 990 filings are available for anyone who wants more details.
We are grateful for the work of the Pacific Crest Trail Association in preserving and maintaining the national treasure that is the PCT, and we are proud to give back to support their efforts.
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Thank you, Angie and Jack, for the warm welcome. We look forward to growing together.