In an appreciated holiday gift, over $78,000 in grants and donations have been received by the Lassen Park Foundation (LPF) in the past month toward helping the foundation contribute to the restoration of the Lassen Peak Trail and conduct camping programs for at-risk children in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
The LPF, a non-profit charitable organization that raises funds in support of Lassen Volcanic, received $33,302 from the McConnell Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation to be used restoring the Lassen Peak Trail. Grants for youth camping programs of $2,500 each were contributed by the Strong Foundation of Berkeley and the North Face Explorer Fund of Washington, DC. Additionally, a fall LPF fundraising event - postponed when summer wildfires were burning inside Lassen Volcanic Park - raised over $40,000 in individual contributions.
“We typically get a boost from holiday gifts at the end of the year, but these grants combined with the success of our auction, are the star atop the tree,” said LPF Executive Director Martha McCoy, “They mean more park visitors and children will be able to cherish Lassen Volcanic memories for years to come, and that’s some present!”