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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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Thank you for preserving all the places to explore across our beautiful nation! Whether it is in a park, a neighborhood, or a city, your contribution every day gives the next generation hope of new places to explore and find the wonders that the world can offer. We are all grateful!

Maria Warnagiris, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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What’s a tree’s favorite dating app? Timber.

(tee hee)

But seriously, thank you for everything you do to protect our nation's forests and all that call them home. Thank you for your courage, commitment, and sacrifice.

Anonymous, BROOKLYN, New York
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Thank you for dedicating your professional careers to protecting America’s National Forests—the U.S. Forest Service personnel. With your dedication, we and our future generations can enjoy our forests!

Anonymous, New York
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Thank you for all you do to make our world a safer place for today and tomorrow. The beauty around us is endless and the part you play in perserving that for us and generations to come is meaningful beyond words. Thank you for your selfless dedication.

Anonymous, 08876, New Jersey
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Hello Firefighters, Many forms of bravery and good acts often go un noticed but not today. Learnt the impact and service of US fire fighters in efforts to safeguard, stop and sustain forest fires and saving wild life.

A big shout out to you our Heroes

Thanks Naveen

Naveen Chandra Polimati, India
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Hello, This is Amisha, I am a Visual Designer at Verizon. First, would like to thank you for all your selfless service to National Forests. I have visited some of the most amazing National Parks in US, like Yellowstone, Arches, Grand Canyon, Glacier National Park, all these places are so beautiful and well preserved. Please continue the good work.

Amisha Banker, New Jersey
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Hello My name is Santosh. I am from India. I am an outdoor person and usually jump at any opportunity to explore the outdoors. I am also from the southern part of India called Kerala also known as God's own country. Thank you for your service and all that you do to keep forests safe from fires.

Santosh Abraham, Chennai, India
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Wake up with determination and go to bed with satisfaction.

Anju Anna Thomas, Chennai, India
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A single tree planted on a National Forest can store a half ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime, helping mitigate climate change.

Dear US Forest Service Hero, Thank you for your service! Our fragile ecosystems need support and you are the frontline day-in and day- out. You are keeping us safe and enabling the next generation to enjoy the beauty of our national wilderness.
Your gift to the rest of us is immeasurable. Megan Scott

Megan Scott, New York, New York
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Thank you for keeping our planet safe. I am worried about what my son will experience through his life as a result of climate change. I pray that the world can come together and take action to make your job easier in keeping the Earth a viable place for mankind to not only live but thrive safely and without fear of destruction.

Renee Willoughby, Hamburg, New Jersey
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Hello! Thank you so much for your efforts to protect the forests. I'm not the biggest nature buff, but I am in absolute awe of trees. One of my favorite things to do is take a walk on a sunny day on tree-lined paths or streets in my neighborhood. Thank you for working to preserve the beauty and majesty of these wonders of nature!

Anikka Green Allen, New Jersey
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Hi there! Thanks so much for working so hard and so bravely protecting our super important national forests and green spaces! My family and I really appreciate!

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Richard Dalton, North Haledon, New Jersey
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Thank you for what you do!

I want to thank you and all that are part of the U.S. Forest Service. The unforgettable experiences that everyone has with our parks and wildlife are owed to your efforts. You are a national treasure yourself be sacrificing the time and effort top protect a precious resource.

Anonymous, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you for choosing such a noble profession. Fire is terrifying and you put yourself in harms way everyday. So very much gratitude and appreciation for all you do. This planet needs you more today than ever before. I love hiking in nature. Thanks for protecting our forests and wildlife. Stay safe!

Trina Uzee, Garland, Texas
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Did you know you can cut down a dead tree just by looking at it? It’s true. You saw it with your own eyes!

(tee hee)

But seriously, thank you for everything you do to protect our nation's forests and all that call them home. Thank you for your courage, commitment, and sacrifice.

Anonymous, BROOKLYN, New York
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Hello,

My name is Reyna and I just wanted to reach out and thank you for the work you do. As an avid hiker, I couldn't imagine not being able to go to the park and enjoy nature. Nature is such a healing place and the fact that it is available to everyone is all the more reason why what you do is so important.

Thanks again!

Reyna

Reyna Lewis, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Dear USFS, This is to thank you for your hard work preserving our forests. They are important for the environment. Anonymous

Anonymous, Monroe Twp, New Jersey
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I have lived in Boulder and saw firsthand everything the firefighters do to keep the families and their homes and businesses safe. Thank you for giving your time and your heart to make sure the world is a better place! Your efforts protect the next generation of explorers and give them beautiful places to learn about!

Maria Warnagiris, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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To the National Forest service team - Thank you for all you do to maintain and manage the forests and other natural resources of the United States and of North America. We are dependent on the work you do for the ecosystems we depend on, and the wildlife that forests and wildernesses support. Thank you again.

David Bixby, New York, New York
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The symbolism – and the substantive significance – of planting a tree has universal power in every culture and every society on Earth, and it is a way for individual men, women and children to participate in creating solutions for the environmental crisis

Ravi Ch, Hyderabad, India
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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.

Dear Firefighter,

You rock! Seriously. It’s with great admiration and gratitude that I write this letter. Big smiles for you all. Thanks for being here and sharing your best to make this world better.

Best Regards and much appreciated!!

Ben

Benjamin Georgia, Washington Township, New Jersey
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Thank you so much for your tireless efforts to maintain our forests. The work you do has an impact. I spent so much time outdoors when I was a kid and have been in awe of the powerful beauty that comes from being in the forest. Thank you for keeping this beauty alive, it gives me hope that my children will also get to experience this one day.

Katherine Koch, Woodside, New York
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Hi,

Thank you for putting your lives at risk every day to save others. It’s a great service and a job requiring lots of determination and I appreciate and thank you for doing this.

Thanks NR

Anonymous, Cumming, Georgia
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Keeping the planet safe! Way to go! Thank you for choosing such a noble profession. Fire is terrifying and you put yourself in harms way everyday. So very much gratitude and appreciation for all you do. This planet needs yiu more today than ever before. Stay safe and thanks for being you.

Trina Uzee, Garland, Texas
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Hi, I just want to say hello, and thank you.

I love our national parks and unspoiled lands. I know that you're underfunded, and understaffed, and that fire events are getting larger and becoming more frequent.

I recognize you, and thank you for what you do.

Brian Kelly, Jersey City, New Jersey
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