All of us here at the Hemlock Restoration Initiative hope you had a wonderful holiday. We want to take this opportunity to share our gratitude to all who make our work possible. We offer a huge thank you to our staff and our parent organization WNC Communities, our donors and funders, our amazing volunteers, and all our partners, including federal, state, and local government agencies, non-profits, HOAs and POAs, colleges and universities, private individuals, and many, many more.
It is only with the support from all of you that together we can carry out our mission of ensuring the long-term health of eastern and Carolina hemlocks and the communities they support in North Carolina. This year we have been able to continue our work on public lands and in support of private landowners to protect these important trees, as well as educating the public about hemlock conservation and supporting partners carrying out important hemlock research.
We invite you to show your support for HRI and our work by participating in GivingTuesday tomorrow, November 29. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. You can show your generosity and support our work in a variety of ways. One way is to make a donation to HRI. Donations of any size are welcome and appreciated. See the Donation page on our website for instructions on how to give. You can also give your time at one of our upcoming volunteer days. Next Monday, December 5, is International Volunteer Day, and HRI has volunteer events planned for the whole week that you can learn about on our website. You may simply want to help educate others about our work or help a neighbor protect their hemlocks.
We encourage you to look for other ways to show your generosity as well. See the GivingTuesday website for more information on this global movement and ideas to get involved. If we’ve inspired you to participate in GivingTuesday in any way, please share it on social media and tag us (Save The Hemlocks on Facebook and @hemlock_restoration_initiative on Instagram).
Thank you for being a part of the HRI family. Together we can ensure the survival of North Carolina’s hemlocks.