Rebecca Albiani still remembers the first time visiting Mt. Rainier 25 years ago on a trip to visit her husband Mitchell’s parents. After a day of snowshoeing in Paradise, she was in awe of the spectacular beauty within such close proximity to Seattle.
It wasn’t long after that her family moved across the country from the “other Washington” and began enjoying hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing, all just a short distance from their front door.
“We never had much of a backyard so having access to all the amazing parks and public lands so close to our home was incredible.” Soon after, Rebecca became a supporter of Washington Wild back when we were the Washington Wilderness Coalition after a volunteer knocked on her door.
“What I love about Washington Wild is that you are local people who so obviously love the wild public lands—and you’re really effective! You’ve had some big wins over the past few years.”
The continuous support that Rebecca has provided Washington Wild over the years has been incredibly valuable. Building strong relationships within our community by earning the trust and support of our neighbors is one of our greatest assets as a small organization. We strive to provide multiple opportunities for people to supports us when they can in the ways that work best for them.
“Over the years, we gave when we had the means and tried to support as many campaigns as possible, but recently we became monthly donors and for us, that became an easy way to continue to support Washington Wild while not needing to be reminded.”
Thank you, Rebecca, for over 20 years of support and we look forward to all the success we will have together in 2021 and beyond!