JNF-USA Will Plant Trees in Israel for COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients
New York, NY., January 26, 2021 - As more people receive the COVID-19 vaccine, protecting themselves and their families from the virus, the world gets closer to ending the pandemic and starting a new chapter. In recognition of people who have accelerated this chapter by getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) will plant a tree in Israel for any individual who has been vaccinated and who requests a tree to be planted in their name.
To receive your complimentary tree, visit jnf.org/trees and select “If you’ve been vaccinated” from the dropdown menu.
The campaign serves as a part of the organization’s historic afforestation efforts in Israel. Since 1901, JNF has planted over 240 million trees in Israel. Israel is one of the only nations in the world that entered the 21st century with more trees than it had 100 years ago.
JNF-USA President Dr. Sol Lizerbram said: “During this time, we recognize those who have taken the important step of being vaccinated as we fight this virus together. When we plant trees in Israel, we rededicate ourselves to the pursuit of life and living. Since the beginning of time, trees have symbolized renewal and now more than ever, we look to start a new chapter in a soon to be post-COVID world.”
JNF-USA is the leading philanthropic organization for Israel that supports critical environmental and nation-building activities in Israel’s north and south. Through its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade, JNF-USA is developing new communities in the Galilee and Negev, connecting the next generation to Israel, and creating infrastructure and programs that support ecology, individuals with special needs, and heritage site preservation.
To learn more about JNF-USA’s afforestation efforts in Israel, and to honor someone you can’t see by planting a tree, visit jnf.org/trees.
Media Inquiries: Joseph Krebs, JNF-USA National Communications Associate
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