Donations will go directly toward community programs, agroecology, reforestation and habitat restoration
Press Release – NOVEMBER 22, 2017, SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – Starting today until Tuesday, November 28, Puerto Rican environmental organization Para la Naturaleza joins the global movement #GivingTuesday, which seeks to encourage charitable donations to various causes around the world.
For the second consecutive year the organization joins the Giving Tuesday movement, this time by raising contributions for the Para la Naturaleza Community Fund, an initiative established after Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on the island in September. The Community Fund focuses its efforts on bringing immediate support to the communities of Puerto Rico, and bolstering its ongoing programs dedicated to agroecology, reforestation and restoration of natural habitats.
“The Para la Naturaleza team is actively helping communities surrounding our protected areas and nature reserves. We have designated immediate relief funds to support agroecology. We have an immediate action plan to start a massive reforestation project and to restore natural habitats. It is time to support nature and work together to transform Puerto Rico into a sustainable country,” explained Fernando Lloveras San Miguel, President of Para la Naturaleza.
On Giving Tuesday, November 28, Para la Naturaleza employees will carry out various community activities within the four regions of the organization. These include planting trees, maintaining community gardens, distributing essential items, as well as clearing debris and vegetative material. All the activities will be carried out in the areas surrounding the wildlife reserves that the organization protects.
“Since we activated the Community Fund, we received the immediate support of the Puerto Rican community inside and outside the United States. The strong response and showing of support has been extraordinary, “ added Lloveras San Miguel.
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About Para la Naturaleza
Para la Naturaleza is a nonprofit organization that integrates society into the conservation of its natural ecosystems. Its goal is to ensure the percentage of protected lands in Puerto Rico is 33% by the year 2033. It provides transformative experiences in nature that inspire and motivate each person and community to take concrete actions for its protection, like donating time, money or land. Besides organizing volunteer and educational events, along with fundraising campaigns, Para la Naturaleza also manages more than 60 natural areas and welcomes the public in visitor centers throughout Puerto Rico.
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