Sitting on a plane returning from Thailand in 2015, I was pondering the plight of the poor in the USA as well as the world. I was not happy about the state of things at "home" and wondered how we could impact our culture in America and make a significant difference. We had been considering buying land since 2009 and last year we sold our house of 14 years to "get out of the boat" and really start land hunting.
Around the end of March, we found what we were looking for. 146 acres of beautiful wooded land with close to 30 acres already cleared ready to build on. We put in a contract bid and security for August 31st closing. We have been raising funds since the end of April to purchase the property with no debt. As of August 10th, we have raised $260K. We are hoping to raise the remaining $240K by August 30th.