On May 22, a devastating tornado tore through the city of Joplin, killing more than 116 people and destroying homes, neighborhoods, and businesses en masse. In order to help rebuild the city, the Arbor Day Foundation plans to plant trees in damaged areas across the city as part of its Joplin Tree Recovery Program.
Working with the support of residents and volunteers, the organization will plant 350 trees to help replace those felled by the storm and create green spaces within the city. Arbor Day Foundation has selected six hardwood- and flowering-tree varieties, including sugar maple, white oak, red oak, white dogwood, and eastern redbuds. These trees are native to the area and thus likely to thrive once they're planted.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to plant trees in Joplin. If G-Team members raise $350, then Arbor Day Foundation can plant 350 native trees as part of its Joplin Tree Recovery Program to help rebuild the city following May's tornado. Each additional $10 raised will fund 10 more trees for Joplin.
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Arbor Day Foundation
In 1972, on the 100th anniversary of the very first Arbor Day, an environmentally minded group of people created the Arbor Day Foundation. Their chlorophyll-laden mission: to restore the habitats and natural ecosystems in the United States and beyond. The organization’s 1 million members spread awareness about the necessity of protecting our natural resources and support conservation programs all over the country. For instance, the Tree City USA program replenishes urban forests in more than 3,400 towns and cities, helping produce cleaner air, lower energy costs, and storm-water control. The Rain Forest Rescue program, on the other hand, preserves tropical ecosystems near the equator to protect more than half the planet’s plant and animal species.