Be a Friend –
Donate a dollar for Mammoth Cave field trips, research, recreation
In a 90-day blitz that began on May 1, 2015, the new Cave City Shell Travel Center will accept secure donations on behalf of the Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park, Inc., in partnership with Houchens Industries.
“Mammoth Cave National Park draws thousands of people to our area and is an important part of the Cave City economy,” said Dion Houchins, Executive Vice President of Houchens Industries, and a former member of the Friends Board of Directors. “This is an opportunity to give back to the park through the Friends.”
“Donations support the Friends in our core mission, especially through transportation grants that bring Kentucky kids to Mammoth Cave,” said Helen Siewers, Executive Director. “We also support scientific research and promote outdoor recreation.”
Houchens Industries has supported the Friends in past years with in-kind contributions toward the Pedal for the Park, an annual fundraiser coming up on Saturday, May 9, 8am, beginning at the Cave City Convention Center.
“We expect to see strong support from local and traveling customers,” said Henry Holman, Chairman of the Friends Board of Directors. “If the partnership with Houchens Industries at the Cave City Shell Travel Center is successful, we hope to expand to other businesses that benefit from the proximity of Mammoth Cave National Park.”
Consumers are offered several donation options during their experience at the Shell Travel Center: tell the cashier to record a donation at the cash register (suggested amount is $1); use the secure donation box; or make an on-line donation via PayPal at FriendsofMammothCave.org.
The Friends group is a non-profit organization working in cooperation with the National Park Service to fund projects and programs that protect and preserve the natural and cultural resources, and enhance visitor experience at Mammoth Cave National Park. For more information, contact Helen Siewers, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 270-758-2152, or visit us at www.friendsofmammothcave.org or www.facebook.com/mammothfriends.