WHO WE ARE

Earl Porter, the impetus behind Project Something Outta Nothing (SON), is conducting a southbound (SoBo) through-hike of the Appalachian Trail during the winter of 2021-2022. This expedition is to honor the hardship some veterans face during their transition to civilian life after their service and/or the loss of teammates. 


Earl is a servant leader leveraging his unique journey, broad community, and personal desire to raise awareness and support regarding veteran suicide by completing this difficult feat. 

As a former ward of the state, Eagle Scout, Army Ranger Infantry Officer, and current attorney, Earl Porter III will be walking the Appalachian Trail between September 11, 2021, through February 22, 2022,


We are a project of Toughest Kids Initiative, a 501(c)3 organization whose charitable mission is to provide life experiences for children with adverse circumstances, disabilities, and other ailments.

THERE ARE THREE MAIN WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:

 
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Donate to SON by clicking below. You'll be directed to Toughest Kids, Inc.'s donation page. Choose "Veterans" and then "SON (Something Outta Nothing)" as your donation type and sub-type.

 
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Join us on the trail. Click the heading here to learn where we will be when, and email us to let us know where you'll join us!

 
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If you'd like to learn how your in-kind donation or partnership can help move this effort forward, email us at partnership@son.vet.

 

CONTACT US

Project SON is not a crisis organization. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs to speak with someone immediately please call 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1), text 838255, call 911 or proceed to the nearest ER.

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