Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has partnered with the National Forest Foundation (NFF), the official nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, for a third year and will fund the planting of 100,000 trees in 2021.
As part of the Planet with a Purpose program, Planet Home Lending will participate in NFF’s 50 Million For Our Forests, a tree-planting campaign dedicated to planting 50 million trees in America’s National Forests. This partnership will fund post-fire planting, reestablish forest cover and improve watershed health.
“With a shared dedication to investing in our planet and its people, Planet Home Lending and NFF are able to make a significant environmental investment for present and future generations,” said Michael Dubeck, CEO and president of Planet Financial Group, LLC, an indirect parent company of Planet Home Lending. “The NFF partnership furthers our legacy of giving back through our Planet with a Purpose initiative, which reaches beyond the communities where we lend.”
NFF promotes the enhancement and restoration of the 193-million-acre National Forest System in the U.S. As a corporate partner, Planet Home Lending will support NFF’s initiatives as it plants 100,000 trees across the Willamette, Sierra and Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests in Oregon, California and Georgia, respectively. The reforestation project will include habitat restoration for endangered species, wildfire restoration and the planting of native seedlings.
“Reforesting our National Forests is essential to the health of the American landscape. We are thrilled to be supported by environmentally conscious partners like Planet Home Lending,” said Mindy Crowell, reforestation partnerships director at NFF. “Companies, such as Planet Home Lending, are integral to our efforts to replenish National Forests that have been affected by fires and other natural disturbances that impact wildlife habitat.”