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U.S. Forest Service

As part of its responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon, Verizon partnered with the National Forest Foundation to thank individuals who have dedicated their professional careers to protecting America’s National Forests—the U.S. Forest Service personnel.

As the effects of climate change exacerbate wildfires and the impacts of COVID-19 spur an unprecedented increase in visitations, Forest Service staff continue to selflessly work and often put their lives in danger to ensure these public lands thrive now and for many generations to come.

In addition to sharing messages of support, encouragement, and thanks from Verizon’s employees, Verizon’s generous grant will plant 100,000 trees on National Forest lands. These native trees will help provide fresh air, clean water, and remove carbon from the environment.

As part of its responsible business plan, Citizen Verizon, Verizon partnered with the National Forest Foundation to thank individuals who have dedicated their professional careers to protecting America’s National Forests—the U.S. Forest Service personnel.

As the effects of climate change exacerbate wildfires and the impacts of COVID-19 spur an unprecedented increase in visitations, Forest Service staff continue to selflessly work and often put their lives in danger to ensure these public lands thrive now and for many generations to come.

In addition to sharing messages of support, encouragement, and thanks from Verizon’s employees, Verizon’s generous grant will plant 100,000 trees on National Forest lands. These native trees will help provide fresh air, clean water, and remove carbon from the environment.

We want to hear from you. Please take one minute to answer a few questions in our brief survey.

We invite you to share these messages of thanks from Verizon employees with your fellow wildland firefighters or any associations, clubs, groups, or teams who you believe would appreciate seeing them.

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Hello,

My name is John and I'm from the suburbs of Chicago. My family and I recently traveled to the Grand Canyon and it was absolutely beautiful there. I just want to thank you for everything you do to help keep our nations forest protected and beautiful! Thank you so much! You should be proud of yourself and your team!

Anonymous, McHenry, Illinois
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Thank you for your dedication to protecting the natural resources of our world. Your efforts are of grave importance to the future of our planet. I know I personally enjoy hiking and the beauty of nature through my involvement in the Scouts BSA program. Thank you for being incredible and be safe in all your activities.

Darren Johnson, Bartlett, Illinois
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Hello and Happy National Earth Day month! I am gracious for the work you do to improve our national forests and parks. A neighbors daughter of mine just took a job in the National Forest Foundation and I am super proud she made that step to help our environment. As an avid outdoorsman I love everything you do to help! Thank you!

Anonymous, Delaware, Ohio
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Thank you for all your dedication and hard work to preserve our forest. I truly enjoy the outdoors and forests you're protecting. Your efforts are truly appreciated by millions across the country. My family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Marty

Anonymous, Owasso, Oklahoma
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Good Day,

Thank you so much for your service to protect our national parks. My favorite activity is trail running through my local forest preserves and state parks I appreciate the work you and your foundation are doing. Please be safe and keep up the great and hard work.

Thank You,

Rob Lahrman Verizon Wireless

Anonymous, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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Thank you for all your efforts in saving our woodlands! I love outdoor activities of biking when there is a trail, and hiking when there isn't. Your work towards saving the woodlands is invaluable towards our planet, culture, and my sanity!

Thank you very much! Tim

Tim Rhodes, Delaware, Ohio
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Thank you for your service!

Anonymous, Illinois
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Hello,

I'm writing to you to thank you for you service in all you do to support our National Forests. We are grateful for people like you who dedicate their time and risk their lives to be on the front lines for citizens to enjoy National Forests. Be safe and thank you for all you do! It's greatly appreciated!

Tammy Holland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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By planting the right species in the right places, reforestation improves forest health and helps make our forests more resilient to future challenges like climate change and wildfire.

Hello, I’m a former volunteer firefighter and really learned a lot of life lessons during that time. I respect the work you do and thank you for your service. I love to spend time in the woods and on the lake. Your work allows everyone to enjoy nature in all its glory. Please remember to take care of yourself and keep up the great work!

Anonymous, Minnesota
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Thank you so much for all of the hard work that you do everyday. I lived in Sacramento California and one of the coolest places I’ve visited was Yosemite. It was such a surreal experience because there was a wild fire in that year on the western side of the ridge. It’s folks like yourself that keep these national treasures alive and well.

Anonymous, Illinois
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Thank you for what you do! Great people like you are a big part of why this world is great. Keep up the good fight. It can be thankless at times, but know it's appreciated.

Anonymous, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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My name is Jennifer and I would like to express my immense thanks for all you do to maintain to wilderness for all of us to enjoy. Your skill and time are appreciated by my friends, family and me.

Jennifer Kalasardo, Vernon, Connecticut
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Thank you for your service, the job that you do is important and affects so many different lives. I grew up in the country and spent my free time camping, hunting, fishing and experiencing nature. It's individuals like yourself that help preserve the forests and give future generations of job of the outdoors. Thank you!

Anonymous, Madison, Wisconsin
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I would like to take this moment to thank all of you for your selfless service! I love seeing trees, even if it's just driving around town or walking the trails or parks, so you are really appreciated in what you do! Please stay safe out there!

Anonymous, Des Moines, Iowa
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Thank you for preserving nature an allow us to enjoy it!!!

Anonymous, Naperville, Illinois
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Thank you for all your hard work in maintaining our forests! I am an avid outdoorsman. I enjoy hunting and fishing with my family. I am also a scout leader who loves to take the scouts camping. We all are very appreciative of your efforts!

Anonymous, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Hi, I would just like to know thank you all so much for the help preserving our forest. Spending time in the nature is something we all take for granted. I personally greatly value that time I get out in the nature and you’re to thank for that!

Anonymous, Omaha, Nebraska
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Thank you for your service. Protecting our forests is vital for our planet and climate! My goal is to visit all National Parks. I can’t imagine losing the beautiful sequoias to fire.

Heidi Reiter, Galena, Ohio
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Hello,

I'd like to express my thanks and gratitude for your brave efforts with fighting and preventing forest fires.

Anonymous, Chicago, Illinois
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Nicole from Verizon Wireless GN&T team. Thank you so much for your service, our National Forest is so important to your eco-system and even as a service. What you are doing is hard and I am so grateful for what you day on a day to day basis.

Nicole Talak, Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
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National Forests are the largest single source of fresh water in the US, providing drinking water to millions, including those in large cities.

Your dedication to protecting and preserving our Nations natural treasures is truly commendable. Your passion and dedication inspire us all to cherish and protect our previous natural heritage. We are extremely grateful and thank you for all the hard work!

Anonymous, 60543, Illinois
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Thanks You For Your Preserving Our National Forest For Future Generations & To Enjoy Them

Anonymous, Ramsey, Indiana
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Dear NFF, thank you SO much for all of your efforts to ensure the preservation of our national forests and grasslands! All of this nature is an absolute gift that we all need to value and defend, and your work is very much appreciated. Thanks very much for all of your hard work!

Michael Morgan, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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Thank you for all you do!!!

Your hard work helps to save the future of our environment.

Anthony Dalton, Nancy, Kentucky
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Thanks You For Your Unselfish Dedication To Preserving Our National Forest

Anonymous, Ramsey, Indiana
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