WASHINGTON – Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation, the official charity of the national parks, issued the following statement regarding the National Park Service’s severe weather response efforts:
“The National Park Foundation stands firmly in support of the National Park Service, its employees, and the communities in which they live and work. While it is still too early to know exactly what the recovery needs may be, the National Park Foundation is ready to help where it can. Once the National Park Service further assesses the damage to park resources, the foundation will do what we can to address the diversity of impacts in affected areas across the country. We will keep you informed as information becomes available.”
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