Arbor Day Foundation Expands Partner with Cable ONE Through the Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign
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LINCOLN, Neb., June 12, 2018 – The Arbor Day Foundation announced a recently expanded partnership with Cable ONE to include the Foundation's newly-launched Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign, whose goal is to plant 5 million trees over the next five years in order to help rebuild disaster-stricken communities impacted by 2017 hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
Cable ONE's three-year commitment to the Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign is in addition to the company's existing partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, which has resulted in the distribution and planting of more than 70,000 trees over the past three years. This expanded partnership will result in more than 100,000 trees being planted in areas across the country.
"We are grateful for Cable ONE's commitment to bring much needed trees back into the communities that were so heavily devastated by the hurricanes last fall," said Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation president. "Because of their expanded commitment, communities affected by the recent hurricanes will be on their way to regaining the benefits that the lost trees provided such as clean air and water, as well as natural beauty."
Last fall, in the wake of hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, the Arbor Day Foundation unveiled a brand-new hurricane tree recovery campaign to get millions of trees back in the ground. The hurricanes damaged and destroyed millions of trees in yards, parks and forests across the states and territory. Insurance will often cover the cost to rebuild structures, but not the trees and landscapes of a community.
"Many of our customers and employees and their communities were impacted by these devastating storms. Through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, we hope to help restore the landscape of communities destroyed by the hurricanes and create a positive impact in these areas for many years to come," said Trish Niemann, Cable ONE Corporate Communications Director.
The hurricane tree recovery campaign, which is part of the Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery program, will not only be helping the states of Florida and Texas and the territory of Puerto Rico, but will also be assisting other communities devastated by natural disasters that occurred in 2017.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, more than 300 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.
As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees.
About Cable ONE
Cable One, Inc. is among the 10 largest cable companies in the United States and a leading broadband communications provider. Serving nearly 800,000 residential and business customers in 21 states, Cable ONE provides consumers with a wide array of communications and entertainment services, including high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service. Cable ONE Business provides scalable and cost-effective products for businesses ranging in size from small to mid-market, in addition to enterprise, wholesale and carrier customers.