Moen Sheehan Meyer has donated $1,000 to The Outdoor Recreation Alliance (ORA Trails), following the recently completed “MSM Gives Back” contest. Community members had the opportunity to vote for one of five nonprofit organizations to be the recipient of the donation. The contest was a way for the firm to give back to the community and help support a nonprofit organization that tirelessly works to serve others.
The Outdoor Recreation Alliance (ORA Trails) is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to building happy, healthy, and resilient communities by providing access to equitable and sustainable outdoor recreation experiences. They are currently working on a number of local projects, including building a wheelchair-accessible treehouse within the Community Forest at Chad Erickson Park, and is developing a Community Trail Farm, plus much more.
Joseph J. Skemp, Jr., Shareholder at Moen Sheehan Meyer, notes, “We are proud to support ORA’s mission and we’re grateful for their work to protect and promote our outdoor spaces and to make them accessible to everyone. Outdoor recreation is essential to our physical and mental health, it helps create a sense of community and belonging, and is a vital part of our economy.”
ORA Trails is working to expand the Coulee Region’s trail system outward from the Gateway Trail System to the South in Shelby and Onalaska to the North. If you would like to support ORA, consider volunteering or making a secure, online, tax-deductible donation.
Learn more about the other nonprofit organizations selected for this contest, here:
St. Clare Health Mission
Through St. Clare Health Mission, volunteer healthcare providers join together to provide free healthcare to those who have gone without due to a lack of financial resources. Through the years, volunteers have served over 18,000 people in over 80,000 visits to the clinic, and increasingly, on the new Rotary Mobile Clinic.
Rotary Club of Holmen Area
The Rotary Club of the Holmen Area believes in service above self and has worked to make the community and the world a better place. It was chartered in February 2007 and has approximately 40 active members, meeting every Wednesday morning at 7:00 AM at the Holmen Community Center.
La Crosse Area Family YMCA
The La Crosse Area Family Y is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching our community by promoting physical, mental and spiritual well-being for all. Working locally, they focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities.
The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection
Since 2004, The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection has been working on behalf of the LGBTQ community to develop and expand understanding of human sexuality, gender identity and the need for equal treatment. In countering the stereotypes and stigma directed toward LGBTQ+ identities, they hope to create harmony and reduce fear of the unknown.
Outdoor Recreation Alliance (ORA Trails)
ORA Trails is dedicated to building happy, healthy, and resilient communities by providing access to equitable and sustainable outdoor recreation experiences. ORA Trails is working to expand our trail system outward from the Gateway Trail System to the South in Shelby and Onalaska to the North, enhancing, repairing, and re-energize our existing trails and continuing to expand.