life for a life
covid-19 memorial tree planting
The unfortunate impacts of COVID-19 and raging wildfires have hit our local communities hard this year. As a project to give back to the community and recognize the lives lost from COVID-19, we here at Greenkeepers are determined to plant a tree to commemorate each life no longer with us today with the life of a tree. In Alameda County, the number of deaths from COVID-19 amount to 750 lives. Our goal is to plant 750 trees around the city of Fremont in fond memory of those who have passed away.
For a donation of just $60, you can adopt your own tree! We will provide you with a certificate dedicating the tree to you, as well as offer information about the type of tree we have planted and where the tree is located, as well as a tree tag on your tree at the site of the planting.
100% of the proceeds will go towards buying trees and tools for our project. All donations are tax-deductible.* If the company you work at offers a gift matching program, you can request a company matching of your financial donation which will help us get closer to our fundraising goal.**
With your support, we hope to make our project a reality. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at .
*If you would like reference to our organization's 501(c)3 status, please email us for our EIN number.
**For more information on company matching, please contact your company’s finance advisor or reach out to us if you have any additional questions.
We kicked off the Life for A Life COVID-19 memorial tree planting on Saturday, April 3, 2021 and have had successful plantings on April 17 and April 24 as well at the Paseo Padre entrance of Sabercat Creek Trail. Our volunteers were trained by TUFA (Tri-City Urban Forestry Alliance). We were privileged to have a special appearance of the City of Fremont mayor Lily Mei, as well as the chair of the city’s planning commission, Benjamin Yee. Through this initiative, we were able to plant a total of 47 trees.
After our third day of tree planting, an interview featuring one of our core members was aired on the news on April 24th. Check it out here to get a sense of our intentions behind this project and the hard work put in from both our members and volunteers!