REI Donates To “Trees Across Raleigh”

November 24, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) — Trees Across Raleigh, Inc., is pleased to announce that REI Corporation has donated $5000 to the non-profit organization’s efforts to improve the City of Raleigh’s appearance by planting trees in public spaces.

REI representatives presented the check to Trees Across Raleigh at the organization’s Fall tree planting held November 1 at Nash Square in downtown Raleigh.

A volunteer and donation-based non-profit organization, Trees Across Raleigh has been planting trees in the Capital City since 1997. Working with the Raleigh Parks & Recreation Department, over 4300 Trees Across Raleigh volunteers have planted more than 8000 trees in public rights-of-way, medians and parks at a value of over $1 million.

REI is one of the largest retailers of outdoor gear and clothing in the United States. The company donates millions of dollars and thousands of hours to nonprofit organizations in communities across the country every year.

REI has been a strong corporate sponsor for Trees Across Raleigh for the last four years, providing both financial aid and volunteer support.

For more information on Trees Across Raleigh, visit http://www.treesacrossraleigh.org.

For more information on REI’s community outreach and environmental stewardship, visit http://www.rei.com.

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