LOG A LOAD FOR KIDS® RAISES NEARLY $2 MILLION IN 2005
RELEASE: February 3, 2006
CONTACT: Linda Gibson
(Rockville, MD) — Loggers from 26 states, working in coalition with forest products businesses and forestry equipment dealers, raised nearly $2 million for local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals during the 2005 Log A Load For Kidsïƒ¢ campaign. Since its beginning in 1988, Log A Load For Kids programs have collectively raised over $24 million for approximately 70 local CMN hospitals. “Each tree and dollar invested into this noble cause brings that much more growth into the future of a child,” says Log A Load For Kids Advisory Group Chairman, Sam Cooke.
He adds that “growth in a child’s future is growth in each of our future. For children are the future of tomorrow. Thank you for caring about the future and the children.”
Log A Load For Kids is an annual campaign which encourages loggers and others to donate the value of a load of logs, or any amount, to local non-profit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.
Total funds raised by 27 participating states during 2005 follow:
LOG A LOAD FOR KIDS FUNDRAISING TOTALS – 2005
NATIONAL TOTAL $1,906,129
The Forest Resources Association Inc. is pleased to be the National Sponsor of the Log A Load For Kids program. FRA is a nonprofit trade association concerned with the safe, efficient, and sustainable harvest of forest products and their transport from woods to mill. FRA represents wood consumers, independent logging contractors, and wood dealers, as well as businesses providing products and services to the forest resource-based industries.