New York firefighter and 9/11 first responder to hike Appalachian Trail to raise money, awareness for PTSD

  • Source: FOX News
  • Published: 03/03/2023 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: A volunteer firefighter and 9/11 hero is taking a very long hike for a very worthy cause. Rob Weisberg, of Nesconset, New York, is setting off to walk the Appalachian Trail on March 11, 2023, he told Fox News Digital in an interview. The 2,200-mile stretch of trail from Georgia to Maine will take Weisberg some six months to complete, he said. Weisberg has been a volunteer firefighter with the Commack Fire Department in New York for 29 years. He's taking the trip not only to check off an item on his bucket list, but to give back to others. Weisberg thought it would be a "great idea" to turn the journey into a fundraiser for New York-based nonprofit Paws of War, he said. That organization helps rescue animals found overseas by deployed military personnel and brings them to U.S., and also provides service dog training for soldiers and first responders.


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