Everybody has goals -- earn a degree, finish a marathon, travel around the world. And we at the National Trust have one specific goal in mind this month: add 250 new members by July 31.
The number is only part of the story, though. We see National Trust Membership Month as a fitting way to celebrate the incredible work that our supporters help us accomplish. Members are crucial to our cause's success. Whether you are a local preservationist or preservation professional, you help us:
- Identify endangered National Treasures
- Advocate for preservation-related causes
- Raise needed funds
- Build coalitions to prevent demolition
- Fight in the courts to save sites from deterioration
- Tell the stories of our shared American history
This last part is particularly important to us. What better month than July -- a time when we celebrate America and its rich and diverse history -- to connect with our past on a personal, meaningful level? Historic places connect all of us to our heritage, and our members help us keep that story alive for future generations.
As of today, with two weeks left in the month, we're halfway to our goal -- a remarkable achievement for our cause. But we know we can go all the way. So we're asking you today, if you haven't yet joined, please consider doing so during July and help us realize the great work of saving places.
But more important, when you join the National Trust, you'll join a growing movement of people like you who care about saving places meaningful to our past. Together we can celebrate and save the places that have made us who we are -- Americans, neighbors, and individuals.
Thank you for your support!
The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.