Bad News: With regard to Rocktober-Fundraiser hats...we’ve run out of blue pom-pom beanies. We’ll be contacting sustaining donors who asked for blue beanies with options.
Good News: The reason we’ve run out of blue beanies is that we (meaning all of us, you included) have straight crushed our fundraising goal for the month of October. Seriously, five days in and our goal for the month is toast. We were hoping to increase our total monthly recurring donations to $500, and we currently stand at $649.
More Bad News: SO, we’re raising the goal.
More Good News: AND, the local family who offered a $2000 match if we could make it to $500/month in sustaining donations? They’ve upper their match to $5000 if we can hit $1500/month! Can you help?
Still More Good News: The Summersville stairs are complete. We know some of you are very fond of the ladder. And why not? It’s quirky and epitomizes an era. But, when we came to the Army Corps with the money you raised in Dylan Hague’s memory specifically for Summersville projects, one of the things they expressed interest in was a way to improve access for potential rescues. These stairs do that.
Work will also begin very soon on the Orange Oswald Seawall—we’ll keep you posted.
We are all stewards of land once explored and occupied by Moneton and Tutelo tribes, as well as many others now long lost to history. Respect for them must be present in everything we do.
NRAC Update: 10/1/2020
First of all…OUR ROCKTOBER FUNDRAISER JUST STARTED! As the the premier party-thrower east of the mighty Miss, we’ve struggled a bit this past year (due to the SARS-CoV-2) to raise funds. The Appalachian Outdoor Film Fest was neither indoors nor out and (Not) Work Week became (Not)-(Not) Work Week. So, we’re making up for all of that funding lost and that work not worked this month.
Learn all about the ROCKTOBER FUNDRAISER right here.
Here’s the short version: We’re doing a ton of work at Summersville Lake (in fact it began yesterday) and asking for sustaining donations to qualify for a 4-to-1 match! Pro-tip: sustaining donors get NRAC swag; the trucker’s cap is especially dope.
Yes, we will happily accept one-time donations, too!
On the JEDI front, we have our route-name process, which is heavily weighted toward working with first ascencionists, in place and working. And, we literally have a team of lawyers working on the guiding scholarship. Annnnnd, we submitted land-acknowledgement ad art to Wolverine Publishing just yesterday. Committee members are working as we speak on an anti-racism statement for the guidebook, as well.