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10th Birthday Blowout at Embassy of Haiti
Restore Mass Ave celebrates 2 milestones at the Embassy of Haiti
First we thanked those who make our work possible – 75 donors, volunteers, Board members, expert advisors. What a venue! The grand staircase showcased art from Galerie Morinn in Port-au-Prince. In the beautiful main rooms, the crowd was cheered by Magalie Pradel’s fare, birthday cake, and a tree-themed Haitian drink.
In remarks, Ambassador Paul G. Altidor said his Embassy’s renovation was partly inspired by Restore Mass Ave’s revival of the surrounding landscape. RMA Founder and President Deborah Shapley recalled RMA’s early days dragging hoses from the Embassy to water local trees; these are now thriving – like RMA.
Secondly, we announced that satellite imagery shows that tree canopy has grown by an amazing 13.2 % in ten years in the area where RMA has been planting protecting and nurturing trees. Another great reason to celebrate!