Jun 21 2016
07:44 am

Melanie Sherrod is raising money for an environmental cause in memory of her late husband, Marc Sherrod. Marc was the Pastor at Bethel Presbyterian Church before he passed away from cancer. He was a good person and gave much to our communities.

Melanie sent more info:

I am riding the Tour des Trees again this year raising money for the TREE FUND, a non-profit organization for urban tree research and education. Caleb Sherrod, Graham Waldrip and Friends will be giving a benefit jazz fund raiser for me at Bethel on July 22 at 7:00. Light snacks will be provided. Cost of admission is a donation to the TREE FUND.

More information on the tour:

The Stihl Tour des Trees bicycle ride to support the TREE FUND will be October 9-15th making a loop through the Carolinas beginning and ending at Charlotte, NC. I will be riding my bicycle with my sister 560 miles in one week!! The TREE FUND supports urban tree research and education and each rider raises $3,500 to participate. All donations go to the TREE FUND for tree research; the direct expenses of the TOUR are covered by sponsors such as Stihl Chain Saw Company and others.

I will ride this year in memory of Marc. (Marc Sherrod was pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church from 2001 until his death in 2009 from thyroid cancer). The tour will actually go through Sanford, NC where he spent his teenage years growing up. My tree family will plant a tree at the Sanford library in memory of Marc. This venue was chosen because Marc always had a book in his hand. This will be a very special occasion for me personally and for my family. Although I started riding the tours after Marc died, I know he would have been my greatest supporter of this endeavor!

I would not be able to meet my fund raising goals without all the generous donations from folks in the community. I am a firm believer that God trusted us with the care of his creation and this is one way we can make a difference. Donations may be mailed to: TREE Fund, 552 S. Washington Street, Suite 109, Naperville, IL 60540. Note on the check it is for “Melanie Sherrod STDT2016”. Or give the check to me and I will gladly mail it. You can also donate online: (link...)

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