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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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Hi,

Just took a walk in the woods and wanted to take a moment to thank you for protecting our forests. Stay safe!

A friend in Albany, NY

Anonymous, Waterford, New York
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My favorite trees are fruit trees. My grandfather always had peach and apple trees growing up as a kid. In our new home we are going to plant some fruit trees. Thank you for helping save trees. It's important! Your work matters!

DAN CORVINO, EWING, New Jersey
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Greetings and Thank you for your service!!!

This is Sharlene ...

I'm so afraid of fire - I thank you for your service in the National Forests. You are admired immensely by me!

Stay positive and safe.

Thanks.

Sharlene Forbes, Garden City, New York
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Hello,

I wanted to take the time to Thank you for your unwavering dedication to preserving the forests. Your tireless dedication is admirabl.

Thank you,

Anonymous, Newport News, Virginia
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Thank you so much for putting your life on the line to protect our forests. I can't imagine how awful it is to see that destruction up close, the news images are hard enough to look at. Just know what you do makes a difference and it is so appreciated. Thank you !

Casey Marino, Warren, Rhode Island
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Thanks for protecting America's National Forests! You are making a such a huge difference in the lives of so many each and every day. Please know that you are so appreciated! Keep up the great work.

Anonymous, Suffolk, Virginia
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When I was young I used to watch captain planet and to me you guys fulfill that role. I am happy to know that my childhood superheroes really exist :D

Anonymous, New York
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Thank you for all that you do to maintain our forest. For protecting people, our communities and bringing attention to the impacts of climate change.

Eric Kelso, Williamsburg, Virginia
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National Forests cover 193 million acres of the United States – that’s the size of Texas!

Hi,

Thank you for your dedication in protecting our oldest forests. I can only imagine the stress and emotions you must go through in the course of your duties. Thank you!

A friend in Albany, NY

Anonymous, Waterford, New York
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Thank you for risking your life in order to help and protect everybody else, and for sacrificing everything. Your courage and bravery are commendable. I don’t know what else to say except thank you

KELLIE MACHADO, Fall River, Massachusetts
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Hello, this is Gina from NJ. I thank you for all you do to keep us and our National Forests protected. Stay safe and remember everyone comes home!

Gina Emhardt, Manahawkin, New Jersey
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Thank you for the truly amazing job you are doing to help our environment as well as preserve our national forests for us to enjoy. Without your hard work and dedication who knows where we would be. THANK YOU

Anonymous, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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You are all heroes each and every one!

Anonymous, New York
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Dear National Forest service Thank you for the hard work you do. It must be extremely difficult, but please know it is appreciated by many. I am a lover of our forests. Please know you make a difference. Keep rocking it and stay safe. Maureen

Maureen Jenkins, Taunton, Massachusetts
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Thank you for all you're doing to save our forest and ecosystems. I happy to see my employer Verizon cares and is contributing to the re-growth of the forest. Thank you for all that you do! You are appreciated! Keep doing great thing!

Eric Kelso, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Hello,

Thank you for all you do. I love taking hikes and enjoying nature so I am grateful to you for keeping those places safe for me.

Your friend, Jose

Anonymous, Runnemede, New Jersey
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What you do helps us all to sleep a little more soundly every night. Thank you so much.

Anonymous, Gloversville, New York
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Dear hero,

You have to see things I only see on TV . It must be scary . I cant say how much I admire you! Thank you for everything you do.

Anonymous, 11553, New York
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Thank you for all that you do I know how important your work is for our communities and keep it up and be safe. Thank you for being a hero.

Eric Kelso, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Thank you - I am so grateful for your unselfish work. You keep us safe and there are no words to express our gratitude and love for all that you are doing

KELLIE MACHADO, Fall River, Massachusetts
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Trees convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and remove harmful pollutants from the air, acting as a natural air filter.

Dear Fire Fighters

WE APPRECIATE YOU !!! WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU AND THE WORK THAT YOU DO TO PROTECT OUR NATIONAL FORESTS

THERESA SMITH, Wilmington, Delaware
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Hi,

Thank you for your dedication in protecting our oldest forests. I can only imagine the stress and emotions you must go through in the course of your duties. Thank you!

A friend in Albany, NY

Anonymous, Waterford, New York
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To The National Forest Foundation Firefighters. You are strong, you are brave, you are selfless. Thank you for everything you do.

Anonymous, Stillwater, New York
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A very sincere thank you. Your efforts keep us all safe.

Anonymous, Gloversville, New York
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Dear National Firefighter, I just wanted to say thank you for the hard work you do. It must be extremely difficult, but please know it is appreciated by many. Keep rocking it and stay safe. Maureen

Maureen Jenkins, Taunton, Massachusetts
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