January 1, 2012: A gunman drove into Mount Rainier National Park and murdered an on-duty law enforcement ranger. Margaret Anderson leaves behind a husband and 2 young children.
June 21st, 2012: Climbing Ranger Nick Hall accidentally fell to his death while performing an on-mountain rescue of 4 injured climbers near the summit of Mount Rainier.
August 13, 2012: A group of 5 entrepreneurs, creatives and adventure-enthusiasts set out to summit Mount Rainier to raise funds for Margaret's husband and two children, and for Nick Hall's family. For 4 of the climbers, Ryan, Paul, Bradley and Jeff, this was their "first ascent".
Michael Rowley, Founder of 14,4 Foundation, has built his foundation on a passion for helping those whom have been injured in the outdoors, or families who have lost loved ones to the outdoors. This climb marks the first fundraising effort by 14,4 Foundation to help a family who lost a loved one in the line-of-duty.
Making donations is simple. Just navigate to Rainier20Twelve.com and enter the amount of money you would like to donate. The donations are tax-deductible and receipts are available upon request. Feel free to email us if you have any questions.
All proceeds are given to the memorial funds set up by the families of Margaret and Nick.
All donations will be processed through the 14,4 Foundation 501(c)3 account.