Service clubs donate $10K to plant trees in Lodi's DeBenedetti Park
Parks Superintendent Steve Dutra, right, Mayor Bob Johnson, Tree Lodi President Gordon Schmierer Sr. and Tree Lodi founder Joyce Harmon accept two $5,000 checks from Lodi-Tokay Rotary and the Lodi Lions Club at the Lodi City Council meeting Wednesday. The money will be used to plant 200 trees at DeBenedetti Park. (MAGGIE CREAMER/NEWS-SENTINEL)
- How to help
Donate money: One tree costs $100, and the
price includes money for fertilizer and stakes for the trees.
The nonprofit has three more sponsorship levels. For $500, you
can purchase five trees, and for $1,000 you can get 10 trees. The
largest level is $5,000 for a forest of trees, which is 50 of them.
All gifts are tax deductible.
Donate supplies: The organization also needs
supplies to plant the trees. You can donate wheelbarrows, gloves,
fertilizer pellets, bottled water, first aid kits, wheelbarrows,
post pounders or staple guns.
Donate your time: When Tree Lodi plants the
trees this spring, it will need 400 volunteers to help.
If you would like to make a donation or volunteer your time, you
can contact Tree Lodi online at www.treelodi.org or through e-mail
at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call 334-6668.
— Source: Tree
Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 7:57 am, Fri Jan 21, 2011.
Two service clubs donated $10,000 to Tree Lodi as part of an effort to
plant 200 trees at DeBenedetti Park. The nonprofit organization has
raised $16,000 of the $20,000 goal for the project, Parks
Superintendent Steve Dutra said.
The groups presented the checks at the Lodi City Council meeting
Wednesday night. Lodi-Tokay Rotary and the Lodi Lions Club each
donated $5,000 to the group. Their donations are the highest level
of sponsorship, and buys each club 50 trees.
Or, use your
Friday, January 21, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 7:57 am.