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Trust for the National Mall
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Jon Stewart Designates the Trust as Official Non-Profit for Rally to Restore Sanity
Washington, DC – Last night, Jon Stewart announced on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” that the Trust for the National Mall will be the exclusive non-profit for his Rally to Restore Sanity on Saturday, October 30th. The Trust is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall.
“We are grateful to Jon Stewart, Comedy Central, and everyone involved with the Rally to Restore Sanity for choosing the Trust as the beneficiary of this rally. We are thrilled that they are bringing awareness to the disgraceful condition of this iconic space. We all have a stake in caring for the National Mall and we thank Jon Stewart for helping us with our mission of making the National Mall the best park in the world,” Caroline Cunningham, President of the Trust for the National Mall.
“The National Mall is the place where Americans come together to celebrate, mourn, protest, and speak out. There is no other place in the country that could host Stewart, Colbert, Beck and Obama all in the span of eighteen months. But the National Mall has always been about exercising our First Amendment rights and the Trust is dedicated to preserving that legacy and the park for generations to come,” said Chip Akridge, Chairman of the Trust for the National Mall.
Participants can make donations to the Trust via the rally’s website, www.rallytorestoresanity.com, or the Trust’s website, www.nationalmall.org. Funds will support the Trust in its mission to make the National Mall the best park in the world.
For further information about the Trust or to schedule an interview with Trust officials, please contact Courtney Cohen at (202) 777-0677 or email@example.com.
The Trust for the National Mall is official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall. The National Mall is the nation’s premier national park, but it suffers from more than 30 years of neglect and dwindling resources. The current deferred maintenance budget exceeds $400 million, and the Park Service estimates that the Mall needs an additional $300 million in visitor improvements. For more information on the Trust for the National Mall, please visit www.nationalmall.org.
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The National Mall is in a state of disrepair.
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