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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.

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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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I enjoy trees and I love watching my kids climb them. They also use trees to provide shade during the summer months and we often eat picnics under them. I also love watching the squirrels and birds go about their daily lives living in trees.

Bring more joy to the world, plant a tree.

Anonymous, Independence, Missouri
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Good Morning, As I watch the news, there are constant reminders of how sensitive our forests can be when it comes to fires. As I walked through a local trail this morning, I was reminded of the peacefulness that our forests house. It made me appreciate what we have. I wanted to say a quick thank you for all you do with the forests in the U.S.

Jeff Fallon, Trevose, Pennsylvania
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This is just to commend and thank you for service to preserving our forests. The dedication to your job is appreciated

Anonymous, New York
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Thank you for your conservation efforts, it truly makes a difference. I love the idea of trees being planted on Verizon's behalf. Your work is much appreciated.

Anonymous, Jenks, Oklahoma
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Thank you Forest Service workers - our unsung heros! We appreciate everything you do to keep our planet beautiful and healthy. There's nothing like taking a walk through the woods, taking deep breaths and smelling the fresh, lovely scents to clear my head and de-stress - and I'm so thankful that I'm able to do that with your hard work!

Stefanie Tavaglione, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Your dedication to advocating for the conservation of these valuable landscapes is a testament to your passion and love for the natural world. Extending my appreciation for your hard work and unwavering commitment to the preservation of America's national forests. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and your impact will be felt for years to come.

Anonymous, Brooklyn, New York
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I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering dedication and commitment to preserving out nation's forests. Your tireless efforts in forestry management, conversation, and protection are commendable.

Anonymous, Atlanta, Georgia
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Thank you for all you do! Your sweat and tears to protect and enrich the forest lands and wildlife does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.

Anonymous, Athens, Alabama
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National Forests provide habitat for more than 3,000 animals, including more than 400 federally listed threatened and endangered species.

Thanks for your commitment to protecting America’s National Forests and sustaining them for generations to come. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous, New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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Thank you to all the hard work your team does to help maintain our forests! It's wonderful to be able to go outside and enjoy the area around me. Thanks again!

Anonymous, Alpharetta, Georgia
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My deepest gratitude and appreciation for the incredible work you do in protecting our forests and natural resources. Your dedication and tireless efforts make a significant difference in protecting our environment and ensuring the well-being of both our present and future generations.

Melissa Basciano, Middletown, New Jersey
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Thanks! You are great and amazing and we appreciate all that you do for nature. Keep up the great work for the community. Thanks to all the forest service staff for being so dedicated to help protect and maintain the US forest.

Shannah Jones, Richmond, Virginia
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I travel the 295 parkway frequently and I admire the trees and widlife I can see. Whether it is a sunny day and chill wintry day with the snow and ice on the trees. The MD National Parks does a fantatic job keeping the parkway beautiful.

Anonymous, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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Thank you for the work that you do for our national forests. Some people can't see the forest for the trees but you see the forrest because of them, and for that I thank you. Thank you for preserving what's beautiful about this country.

Anonymous, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you for keeping our forests safe

Anonymous, Tampa, Florida
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Thank you for keeping our forests safe, I really appreciate all that you do!

Ash Rowley, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Thank you for your support in protecting our forests against fires and climate change. I know this is a selfless job, however, it is appreciated by everyone that visits the forests. Taking care of the forest and the animals living there I'm sure is a big challenge but it does not go unnoticed. Your thoughtfulness and care is admired!

Anonymous, Grove City, Ohio
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Thank you so much for taking care of our forest to make sure it's protected and not burnt to ash. I know this is a selfless and thankless job. Please know that you are thought of often and appreciated for taking care of our forests.

Dee Lyon, Grove City, Ohio
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I wanted to express my deepest gratitude and appreciation for all you do to protect our forests! Our natural resources are so important for not only today's world but for our future. The work you all do is so important and know you are thought about and appreciated.

Anonymous, Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Thank you for restoring and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands. Your purpose and mission helps to protect the environment, wildlife, waters, and other places for the community to enjoy.

Anonymous, Huntsville, Alabama
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7 out of 10 Americans live within a 2-hour drive of a National Forest.

It's unfortunate that not everyone reconizes the National Forestry Service personell as first responders. But you are, taking care of God's beautiful nature and preserving it every single day. Thank You so much for all that you do!

Anonymous, Houston, Texas
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Thank you so much for your dedication to our most beautiful national treasures! Our forests are amazing places for us to connect, and I am so grateful for all you do to keep them healthy and accessible for our enjoyment. You are so appreciated!

Anonymous, Titusville, Florida
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Thank you so much for all you do to selflessly ensure the sustainability of our forest's and grasslands. Your work is appreciated.

Anonymous, Park Forest, Illinois
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Thank you for your bravery & support!

Anonymous, Alpharetta, Georgia
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I am so grateful for your generosity and willingness to lend a hand. You've made a positive impact on my life.

Anonymous, orlando, Florida
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