Yesterday I sent an e-mail and filled out a form on Scout and Frodo’s website. You need to do both. They answered me today. I now have a ride from the train station to the Southern Terminus with an overnight stop at their house.
I wanted to stay there for three main reasons. First, they supply at cost a couple of items I will need for the trail that I don’t want to take on the trip down. The biggest item is a gas canister for my stove. Second, it is going to give me an opportunity to meet a couple of my fellow hikers leaving on the same day. While we are all hiking our own hikes, for the first couple of days, these are the people I am going to walking and camping with. Finally, it will give me a chance to take some items on the trip down and mail them home before I leave for the trail. I will do one last shakedown, so some will be from my kit, but mostly it will be the clothes I wore for the train drive and my tablet and charger. I will bring a prepaid box from the post office.
Most importantly, they do not accept donations, so it allows me to thank them for being so kind to strangers.