PatientPay Seeks to Help Restore Carolina’s Longleaf Pine Forest
DURHAM, NC – PatientPay SM , which provides paperless patient payment solutions for the healthcare industry, recently made a donation to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for restoration of longleaf pine forests in the North Carolina Sandhills. The donation resulted from the company’s campaign to make a contribution for every bill that it processed on Earth Day.
“The mission of The Nature Conservancy is perfectly aligned with our mission,” said Tom Furr, PatientPay’s CEO. “Forests play an important role in the production of clean water, clean air, regulating climate and supporting all of us and our ecosystem,” Furr said. “Supporting The Nature Conservancy is a natural extension of our business goals to reduce paper consumption.”
“We appreciate this donation, it will boost our efforts to restore North Carolina’s iconic tree,” said Mike Norris, who leads TNC’s efforts to restore longleaf in the Sandhills.
The Nature Conservancy has planted more than 900,000 longleaf seedlings in the Sandhills; it also manages the forest through the use of controlled burning.
The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 18 million acres in the United States and have helped preserve more than 117 million acres in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.