In April, 2011, tornadoes struck many southern U.S. states, taking lives and destroying homes, businesses, and city infrastructure – including thriving community trees. To help restore the many environmental, economic, and social health benefits that trees provided in these storm-struck Georgia communities, the Georgia Urban Forest Council (GUFC), in cooperation with the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC), established the Georgia ReLeaf program to bring urban forests back to life by planting trees in public areas such as parks, schools, main streets, and business districts. Here’s how you can help:
Georgia ReLeaf was initially launched through funding from The Home Depot Foundation. The program is currently funded through individual contributions and sponsorships. Tax-deductible contributions go directly to the Georgia Urban Forest Council (GUFC), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, to be used specifically for tree planting in Georgia. You can directly help support this program by making a fully tax-deductible contribution here.
Would your company like to become a sponsor of the Georgia ReLeaf program and help Georgia communities replant trees lost to storms? Call 404-377-0404 for more information on becoming a sponsor. Georgia ReLeaf sponsors are recognized on the GUFC website and in electronic and printed information.
ArborJam is GUFC’s annual fundraising event. Proceeds go directly to Georgia ReLeaf. The 2013 ArborJam event will be a part of this year’s Annual Conference in Columbus. Attendees will enjoy delicious food and drink, outstanding live music, and a silent auction.