Appalachian Trail Attack Victims of 2019


 My name is Ren Ramsey, but if you are a hiker, you may know me as Ramdino from my support for the hiker community thru social media. If you are a member of the hiking community you are more than likely aware of the tragedy of the attack that occurred on the Appalachian Trail the night of May 10th& 11th in Southern Virginia.. During that Appalachian Trail attack, one male thru hiker was brutally murdered and another female thru hiker attacked and left for dead whom then did escape and with the aid of other hikers was rescued and is now recovering from her wounds. This attack has devastated the lives of the two directly involved, their families, loved ones, and indeed the entire hiker community.

 The hiker community is a tight knit community composed of people that come from all walks of life. Some are construction workers, lawyers, business people, new graduates, retirees, young, old, and everything in between of all races, genders, and nationalities. All consider fellow hikers family and almost always exhibit kindness and selflessness in helping out the less experienced or someone in need they may encounter along the way.

 The identity of the female victim is not public at this time which is perfectly acceptable and to be expected. The male victim that was murdered has been identified and is from Oklahoma. Authorities have instructed the family not to publish his real name at this time even though it is in the media, however he was known as Stronghold on the trail. He was a decorated Soldier who served multiple combat tours in the Iraq war.
   As a community we have reached out to the victims via social media and continue to do so. It is my desire to do something tangible for the victims and their families as a further expression of our support, camaraderie, and love. This campaign is being set up to do just that as well as help with their living expenses that have and will continue to occur from this heinous attack that are not covered by other means. ALL funds raised will be split between the two victims and their families for them to use to cover those expenses.

 If you question my motivation for sponsoring this campaign please investigate for yourself via social media so that you can understand whom I am and how genuine I am about supporting and building the hiker community in general especially the two families affected.  Please do not see this as a way for me to self-promote. Nothing could be further from the truth. No funds raised will be kept in any way shape or form by myself or anyone associated with me other than the families involved. Additionally your contributions are guaranteed to go to the persons stated with a money back guarantee by Go Fund ME

Thank you for any amount you can contribute. Please help me promote this fundraiser by sharing this on your social media account or otherwise. If you are one of the hiker community, whether from the trail or from the couch, I hope you will help me show the families affected and indeed the world what the example of a community can be.


  • Larry Snider 
    • $10 
    • 29 mos
  • Elizabeth Meyer 
    • $10 
    • 29 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 30 mos
  • Jeff Hall 
    • $129 
    • 30 mos
  • Phillip McDade 
    • $50 
    • 30 mos
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Ren Ramsey 
Shelby, NC
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