Washington, DC (September 8, 2014) – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) and Corona are pleased to announce winners of Corona Cares™ Tool Grants to support National NeighborWoods® Month.
“National NeighborWoods® Month is such a tremendous event that gives back to communities across the country,” said Corona’s Digital Media and Communications Manager, Chris Sabbarese. “Corona is thrilled to support ACTrees and its many volunteers through our Corona Cares™ Tool Grant program that provides the tools they need to help with tree plantings and on-going maintenance.”
National NeighborWoods® Month is ACTrees’ annual campaign to plant and care for community trees during the month of October. Each year, tens of thousands of volunteers take action to make their communities greener and healthier by planting and caring for trees—turning their neighborhoods into vibrant, livable communities. Local greening groups organize tree-planting events across the country and register volunteer opportunities at www.NeighborWoodsMonth.org.
To celebrate the special 10th Anniversary of NeighborWoods®, Corona will award 10 tree-planting tool sets—wheelbarrows, shovels, and pruners—to qualifying ACTrees member organizations. ACTrees members who registered their October tree planting and care events to be part of NeighborWoods® by September 1st were eligible to win. From the pool of qualifying organizations, nine winners were chosen by lottery. Volunteer with these organizations and other ACTrees members at www.NeighborWoodsMonth.org.
- City of La Grande – La Grande, OR
- EarthCorps – Seattle, WA
- East Row Garden Club – Newport, KY
- Keep It Moving, Inc. – Detroit, MI
- Sacramento Tree Foundation – Sacramento, CA
- Shreveport Green – Shreveport, LA
- Tree Davis – Davis, CA
- Up With Trees – Tulsa, OK
- Valley Proud Environmental Council – Harlingen, TX
One additional tool set will be awarded to the winner of the NeighborWoods® Photo Contest for a photo that fully captures the spirit of volunteerism this October.
“ACTrees is excited to provide our members with high-quality tree tools for the fall planting season,” said ACTrees Executive Director Carrie Gallagher. “Corona Tools has been a valuable supporter of National NeighborWoods® Month, and ACTrees is thrilled to support the thousands of volunteers who will pick up a shovel and plant a tree during the special 10th anniversary of NeighborWoods this October.”
About Alliance for Community Trees
Alliance for Community Trees is a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and livability of cities by planting and caring for trees. ACTrees engages volunteers to take action to improve the environment where over 90% of people live: in cities, towns, and metropolitan areas. ACTrees member organizations have planted over 15 million trees nationwide with help from over 5 million volunteers. Learn more about ACTrees and its member organizations at www.ACTrees.org and follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @alliance4trees.
About Corona, Inc.
Founded in the early 1920s, Corona, Inc. is a leader in the marketing and manufacturing of professional and consumer tools for the lawn and garden, landscape, irrigation, construction and agriculture markets. With a retail and distribution network that extends throughout the United States and Canada, Corona’s proven designs, quality manufacturing processes and unparalleled customer service make it the best choice in tools for contractors, agricultural professionals and avid gardeners alike.
Corona has been making garden, landscape and agricultural tools since the 1920’s helping enthusiasts and professionals care for their environments. In keeping with the tradition of helping others, we developed the Corona CaresTM program to demonstrate our commitment to making a difference in the world, one person and one tool at a time.