Thank you! Successful Earth Day Campaign!
Our amazing special matching campaign in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day closed on May 21st with an outstanding response!
Thank you to everyone who helped raise three times our goal! We raised over $3,400 thanks to very generous donations from four lead donors who promised to match 1:1 all donations during this special one-month campaign. Two dozen members and friends sent in gifts through Facebook, PayPal, and personal checks which were counted for the match.
“I had just turned 20 years old and had no clue about the environmental movement — except that I knew the air smelled awful from an industrial plant nearby and the rivers were filled with the foam and effluent of cities and industry. Earth Day awakened a generation to the need to save our environment. Groundbreaking federal and state laws were passed, people rose to the task, and fifty years later, America celebrates our amazing natural resources across a cleaner, greener continent.” — Susan Speers, Franklin, Board of Directors