Putting The Words, "Thank You For Your Service" Into Action

Arizona Gives Day!

Dear Friends, Family and Associates,

TODAY is Arizona Gives Day!  It’s the day dedicated to giving to your favorite Nonprofit.  Our Nonprofit is Friends of Verde River Greenway (FVRG).  The Vetraplex, as most of you know, hires and trains our local Veterans providing them with employment and opportunity that they otherwise might not have.  Part of what we do is contract with FVRG each winter season (from about Oct to Feb) They hire 7 of our Veterans for 22 weeks and get them certified in herbicide/pesticide application, chainsaw certified, some forestry training etc. then for 22 weeks these Veterans work together in the wilderness on the river banks making our precious waterways healthier, learning skills, earning income and working with other Veterans like themselves at the same time.  I can tell you that mentally and physically it is a huge benefit to them.  Especially those returning from combat environment. It’s also a huge benefit to our natural Riparian habitat and our water resource.

This year all funds donated on AZ gives Day 2015 will go directly to funding the Veteran crew for the upcoming season in October.  The goal is to raise $25,000 today.  This money combined with other funding grants the FVRG have pending is needed to fund the crew.  Without it we have to lay some of our Vets off during the winter months and FVRG cannot continue with all of their mapped out treatment areas.  With your help I believe we can do it!!  Please find it in your heart today to click on this link and donate as much as you possibly can today.  It’s tax deductible and EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS.  If we all come together and give as much or as little as possible, WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN!