2011 was the first year for the Rochester region to call upon the community to donate as a group to their favorite non-profit organization. Last year, more than $567,000 was raised for local organizations in the nine-county Greater Rochester region. Nearly 700 501(c)(3) not-for-profits serving Animals, Arts & Culture, Community Benefit & Economic Development, Education, the Environment, Health, Human Services and Religion participated to receive donations.
Victor Hiking Trails were fortunate to have many individuals donate to their group. The money was used to improve the trails and spread the word that Victor has world-class multi-use trails. They are again participating in this community activity. So on December 12, 2012, remember VHT.
To learn more about ROC the Day, view a live event countdown and see a list of sponsors and community partners, visit www.ROCtheDay.org.
Here’s a message from the VHT Chairman:
Dear Friends of Victor Hiking Trails,
As most of you know our success over the past 20 years has been based on our ability to attract volunteers and funding. We have a strong base of members who have helped us to create and maintain over 50 miles of non-motorized, multi-use trails in the Town of Victor. Our partnership with the town, village and local businesses has allowed us to apply for and receive many grants. Our goal is to continue to develop the system of trails so that we have a variety of trails that can be used throughout the town for alternative transportation, recreation, education and general enjoyment by all of our residents and visitors.
ROC the Day®, a United Way of Greater Rochester program, will again be helping many not-for-profit organizations like VHT. Like last year, they will encourage the community to donate to their favorite charity. The BIG day this year is December 12th, 12-12-12. You can go directly to the website at http://www.RocTheDay.Org/VictorHikingTrails . Or you can call 1-800-242-0238 any time on 12/12/12. Have your credit card number handy. They will have special promotions, drawings and corporate matches to help us reach our goal.
Last year, the first year this was done, we raised $325 which we used to help fund the building of new bridges and boardwalks. This year we hope to raise at least $500 to support our projects planned for 2013. With your help, we will surpass our goal and have another successful year of trail improvements.
Thank you for your past and future support.
David A. Wright