The Importance of Community

Can we celebrate a ‘win’ with you?

We just participated in our first GiveNOLA Day, and the results were astounding: 68 unique donors – 30 of which were new to SOUL – helped surpass our goal and raise more than $2,700 to support the reforestation of our beloved city.

Words cannot truly express how grateful and honored both Susannah and I feel for people like you who have helped to build such a strong grassroots presence in just two years.

Together, we have seen many fundraising and tree-planting efforts clearly display the power, momentum, and community a reforestation movement needs and brings.


Many of you, alongside hundreds of volunteers, canvass neighborhoods, consult with homeowners, collect the necessary permits, plant the trees, water and mulch them, and so much more. You give thousands of hours of strength, wisdom, and care. That’s community, and is one of the necessary components we need to restore New Orleans’ canopy.

For SOUL, our tree plantings and other programs create a sense of community, as dozens of people come together for a few hours to instill meaningful impact and investment in their neighborhood and city. If you’ve been to a tree planting of ours, you know the camaraderie that develops when you plant a tree together. For the rest of a tree’s life, a few people can proudly proclaim, “I helped plant that!”

When you invest in trees for your community, you’re a creating and building a lasting change to every neighborhood in New Orleans. SOUL is grateful, and so is the entire New Orleans community.

Will you be a part of our community and donate to SOUL today?

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With gratitude,

Scott Mayer
Development Director
Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL)

P.S. GiveNOLA Day was just the beginning to our kickoff to our TreeCentennial celebration, which helps us with our community-building reforestation. Ready to join us? Donate today.

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