The Arbor Day Foundation Announces a Five-Year Partnership With Texas Roadhouse to Restore Hurricane Destroyed Tree Canopies in Forests and Communities
Texas Roadhouse Aids Through Arbor Day Foundation’s Hurricane Tree Recover Campaign
LINCOLN, Neb., December 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation announced today a five-year partnership with Texas Roadhouse as part of its newly launched Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign. Texas Roadhouse has committed funding towards the tree restoration efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The initial phase of their $250,000 commitment will focus on planting and distributing trees in affected communities along the gulf coast.
“Because of Texas Roadhouse’s generous support, we will be able to bring much needed trees back into the communities that were so heavily devastated by the Hurricanes this past fall,” said Dan Lambe, Arbor Day Foundation President. “Cities and their residents along with forests in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico will be able to regain the benefits such as clean air and water, as well as beauty that these trees will provide.”
Last month, 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 guests and their communities were impacted by these monstrous storms. Through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, we hope to ‘Plant it Forward’ through tree restoration that will impact the communities for many years to come,” said Kent Taylor, Texas Roadhouse CEO.
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.
To see how you can get involved and make an immediate impact, please visit arborday.org/hurricanes.
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.
More information is available at arborday.org.
About Texas Roadhouse
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993 and has more than 525 locations in 49 states and six countries. The family-friendly restaurant is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch sides, fresh-baked bread, and a lively atmosphere. Texas Roadhouse was consecutively voted #1 Steak by Nation’s Restaurant News Consumer Picks Survey in 2015 and 2016. Restaurant Business named Texas Roadhouse the #1 Full-Service Chain in Sales and Satisfaction in 2016 and most recently, the company was recognized as one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes.
For more information, visit www.texasroadhouse.com.