Hello June 2019! Welcome! So glad you are here! Yes, I used exclamation marks because I am excited today to share the results of our Comments for a Cause recipient for May and to announce the new recipient for June. I know I always say it but I do get excited for the 1st of the month. Chris and I have been supporting Comments for a Cause since April 2011 so that is a lot of great charities that we have highlighted and brought to the readers of It’s Just Life. I am NOT kidding when I say it is one of the top things about this blog that I love. That and my readers are the best part of keeping this blog going.
This past month I was honored to highlight The Wounded Warrior Project in memory of Chris’s cousin, Kirk Moyer, whose life we celebrated last month. As a career Air Force man his family chose this charity as the recipient of memorial gifts and I felt that it was a great way to honor him and his life. You can read more about their work by clicking here.I am happy to report that thanks to your comments during May we will be making a donation of $175 to The Wounded Warrior Project. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
One of the things that Chris and I love to do is go hiking and just be outdoors. We live in one of the most beautiful areas of North Carolina in the mountains and are close to a couple of great forests that provide hiking trails and more. Our favorite is DuPont State Recreational Forest and this month I decided that our charitable donation should go to Friends of DuPont Forest to help their efforts.
Friends of DuPont Forest is a membership organization dedicated to the preservation of DuPont State Recreational Forest, home of more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, and waterfalls near Brevard, North Carolina.
Over the years my readers have seen many of my photographs taken in DuPont Forest and every trip reveals more beauty. The Forest is an amazing place and with every visit we fall in love with it a little bit more.
The DuPont State Recreational Forest is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Hendersonville and Brevard, North Carolina. Its 10,400 acres of forest feature four major waterfalls on the Little River and several on the Grassy Creek.The original 7600 acre forest was established in 1996 through a generous bargain sale from the DuPont Corporation. In 2000, the Forest was expanded by two property additions, including the spectacular 2200 acre tract in the center of the Forest containing High Falls, Triple Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.
The Friends of DuPont Forest is a volunteer service organization working to enhance the public use and enjoyment of the DuPont State Recreational Forest while protecting its natural resources. Currently the park is open for hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking so there is a lot for the “friends” to help with. Over 80 miles of dirt roads within the forest and maintenance is often done by volunteers from various groups to ensure that erosion is controlled and that the roads are safe for the extensive use.
Please join me this month in celebrating the great outdoors. For every comment made on It’s Just Life during June 2019 Chris and I will make a 50 cent donation to Friends of DuPont Forest. Please check out their social media sites for more information and follow them to see what all is going on in the Forest.