@77 thank you for your thoughtful suggestion in our community. In the aftermath of a natural disaster in the communities we serve, the co-op often looks to provide both humanitarian aid and support for long-term recovery for the recreation landscape that has been affected. Here is an example of the co-op’s engagement from the aftermath of California’s wildfires. While it is unlikely the co-op will be able to provide direct assistance for every disaster (including Puerto Rico), we do recognize the growth of natural disasters are part of the larger climate crisis and we are keeping this in mind as we build future donation strategies.

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