Friday, December 14, 2012

Support the Texas Mountain Trail!

Photographing images for our "Dining Along Historic
Highways" series last Saturday

When you make your annual contributions this year, may we suggest an unconventional choice?

Since 2005, the Texas Mountain Trail has been supporting the communities of Far West Texas, and connecting visitors to their own personal adventure in the mountains.

Who are we, and what is the Texas Mountain Trail?  Watch this video made by a friend of our organzation.

We travel all over Texas, and over the course of the year, visit one-on-one with up to 8,000 to 10,000 visitors promoting our region, which helps the economies of our mountain communities.

Since 2008, we've posted DAILY photos right here on this blog with heritage and adventure information, and we're so incredibly grateful for the network of photographers and champions of our region who've helped us.   And in 2010, we added Facebook to our efforts to reach out to folks both in the region and outside the region to spread the gospel about great places right here. 

Now, you can become a friend...but WHY?  As a non-profit, we depend on support to do our work, grants, community support and individual donations.  In recent years, many grant opportunities have dried up; and while our communities have been incredibly supportive of our work, their budgets are stretched.  We're working to find new opportunities to sustain and support our work.  Yes, we're a 501 c 3 non-profit organization!

If you've enjoyed this blog, and our facebook page, and twitter account, please consider joining us in this important endeavor.  Through our friends, we're offering TERRIFIC benefits, including discounts at REI and at the Museum of the Big Bend and through the Friends of Big Bend National Park too.  Make this your most unconventional donation (but maybe the most fun one!) this year!

Information about joining (including making a donation through the mail) is here.
Our online giving page is here!  (Joining online is easy and immediate!)

Oh!  And YES, we do offer gift memberships.  Simply let us know the name and address (and email address too, please) of the individual receiving the gift membership and we'll make it happen!  (If giving a gift membership online, simply indicate "this is a gift membership" in the comment field after you make your donation, and we'll contact you offline for details! 

THANK YOU to everyone who contributes to Texas Mountain Trail's success.  We want to continue to bring the beauty, heritage, romance, and adventure of the mountains to you EVERYDAY in 2013!

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