A Special Treat: A Monthly Visit by Larry Fox

Author: Whidbey Camano Land Trust | 12/31/19
       

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Larry Fox outside his home in Freeland.

Giving is Part of His Monthly Routine

It’s always a treat when Land Trust members stop by our office. When Larry Fox visits, he puts a smile on our faces every time.

Each month, Larry comes to our office to hand deliver his Land Trust donation. He’s been making the trip from Freeland to Greenbank Farm to make a regular donation every month since January 2015.

“I really appreciate the natural surroundings and the need to keep the more urban society from impinging and changing the rural setting that I love so much,” Larry says.

That’s why Larry started supporting the Land Trust in 2004. He also made two special donations during our fundraising campaigns to save Trillium Community Forest. At that time he lived close to and hiked in the Community Forest. In 2015 he decided to contribute every month to help the Land Trust’s conservation work, giving what he could.

“I really appreciate the natural surroundings and the need to keep the more urban society from impinging and changing the rural setting that I love so much.” – Larry Fox

“I’m a retired secondary school counselor,” Larry said. “I don’t give very much because I have limited resources.”

Larry Fox is a shining light. Every donation we receive from Land Trust members is greatly appreciated and matters immensely. We thank Larry and all of you for your commitment to our islands. Saving our treasured island lands and waters happens only because of your generosity.

Larry enjoys coming to the Land Trust office and we enjoy seeing him. Besides, he says with a laugh, “it saves a postage stamp.”

He also said he really enjoys the contact. “Not being in school anymore, where I had a lot of contact, this is one place where I can have human contact.”

“I’m so impressed by the professional work you folks do,” Larry added. “It’s hard for me to find a nonprofit on the island that comes anywhere close to being as professional—one that looks toward the future, and plans, and does all of those things that are necessary if you’re going to be sustainable as an organization. And, frankly, I love your Christmas party.”

Giving Monthly

If you’d like to make a gift to the Land Trust each month but can’t make it into the office, the easiest way is to schedule the donations online. To do so, click here and select the Donate Monthly option. Then enter any amount you wish. If you have questions or need assistance, call us! Thank you.