“We saw CORE-934 as a way to give back and at the same time bring a little joy to less fortunate families in our region,” the couple said.
TEMECULA, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2016
The Temecula-based organization is trying to raise money to distribute hundreds of free Christmas trees to struggling families in Riverside County during the 2016 holiday season.The venture is the brainchild of Randy and Denise Wood, owners of Wood Mountain, a very successful Christmas tree company that helps high schools, churches and youth groups raise the millions of dollars annually needed to support teams and clubs.
“We saw CORE-934 as a way to give back and at the same time bring a little joy to less fortunate families in our region,” the couple said. “With the community’s help, we are trying to raise $50,000 in the next three weeks to provide 1,500 Christmas trees to needy households in Riverside County.”
CORE-934 is working with food banks, service clubs and other non-profit groups to identify families with the biggest needs. Last year CORE-934 tested the concept by distributing free trees through a local food bank to deserving families in area. The smiles and gratitude were enough to prompt CORE-934 to expand its efforts this year and reach out to more than 1,000 families.
“We are so fortunate and blessed to comfortably live in a place surrounded by so much beauty and abundance,” Randy Wood said. “The least we at CORE-934 could do is try to share some of that bounty.”
CORE-934 on Nov. 7 learned that the state had approved its 501 3(c) non-profit status. The new non-profit gets its name from the 934 noble fir trees Randy Wood was forced to destroy in 2008 after a competitor and the recession took a terrible toll on his retail Christmas tree business in Temecula.
To make a donation so that everyone has a joyous holiday, go to CORE-934.org or send a check payable to CORE-934 to 32985 Embassy Ave, Temecula, CA 92592.
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