Greening Youth Foundation interns work incredibly hard to maintain our federal public lands. They need your help now during this GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN!
Friends and Family of the Environment,
I am sure that by now you are fully aware of the government shutdown, and all the negative effects it is having on the hundreds of thousands of employees that serve our government and our overall economy. Out of work for an unpredictable time, many of them have had to take to working part-time jobs to put food on the table, and put gas in their cars so they can take their kids to school. This shutdown is proving itself to have an increasingly negative ripple effect across the operations of America and the global economy.
As many of you know, our company provides internships to hundreds of students across the country, sending them to national parks, forests, and federal organizations throughout America. Unfortunately, they too are affected by the shutdown, as the governmental organizations they work at have been closed, and they are unable to work. Even less fortunate is the fact that many of them have needed to rent apartments away from home or school to make their internships feasible.
With the shutdown in effect, students can no longer afford their housing and food expenses, and many need help outlasting the shutdown, which could last a long time. Because of the urgency of the situation and unpredictability of the shutdown, we are working with our partner organizations and donors to establish an emergency fund to help provide our interns relief during these difficult times. We have also set up a Crowdrise campaign (a subsidiary of GoFundMe) to help grow the fund. We would greatly appreciate if you would consider donating any spare allowance that you may have so that our interns can hold on a little longer. With your encouraging generosity, our students can withstand the adverse effects of the government shutdown. We are deeply thankful for any and all support that we receive. It truly will make a difference for our interns! It is Greening Youth Foundation's genuine belief that public-private partnership is the best remedy to survive these types of challenging circumstances.
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