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Captain Michelle Hummel, retired after thirty years as a first responder, embarked on perhaps the biggest adventure of her life: a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. Captain Hummel raised $10,000 for five local charities near and dear to her heart. Now, she has set a new goal: $15,000! Click the links below to learn more about all five charities. Thank you, Captain Hummel!


Salute to Heroes Charlotte Foundation
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Warrior Jace Foundation
Charlotte Cobras Football
COPS 4 the CURE


The Appalachian Trail is a whopping 2,193 miles long!


So far, Captain Hummel has hiked about 1,300 miles! Subscribe to Captain Hummel's YouTube channel to watch her progress videos for updates throughout this tremendous journey. Click here to donate to the captain's She Hikes 2 Help campaign. Help one of Charlotte's most dedicated first responders hit her $15,000 donation goal for five very worthy Charities. THANK YOU to Captain Michelle Hummel for her continued generosity after many years of service.



    

July 4, 2021: 1,200 miles – Happy Fourth of July! #AmericaStrong

    

June 30, 2021: 1,100 miles, crazy hair and wild berries #AmericaStrong

    

June 25, 2021: now crossing the Mason-Dixon Line #AmericaStrong

    

June 18, 2021: ♪ Country roads, take me home, to the place, I belong... ♪

    

June 18, 2021: 1,000 miles completed on the trail

    

June 13, 2021: 900 miles completed on the trail....almost halfway done!

    

June 9, 2021: now approaching the Shenandoahs

    

June 7, 2021: 800 miles completed on the trail

    

June 2, 2021: 33% of the Thru Hike is DONE! Congratulations to Captain Hummel and her group.

    

May 26, 2021: 700-mile mark | May 29, 2021: WFXR story on Captain Hummel and her thru hike

    

May 19, 2021: 600-mile mark | May 26, 2021: closing in on 700 miles

    

May 11, 2021: 500-mile mark | May 15, 2021: 25% of the Trail DONE!

    

May 3, 2021: Not even crazy winds can stop us! | May 8, 2021: Entering Virginia

    

April 21, 2021: one month in....learn about Captain Hummel's "why" | April 30, 2021: Entering Tennessee

    

March 15, 2021: start from the beginning | April 16, 2021: onward and upward to meet Mom and the gang













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