Recently it was announced that 70 of California’s 279 parks have been slated for long-term closure due to budget cuts.
From July 1 through Aug. 30, AAA Northern California’s “Summer Road Trip” campaign will donate $5 to the California State Parks Foundation for each AAA insurance quote completed within an AAA branch office.
The local Los Gatos branch, 15450 Los Gatos Blvd., next to is a participant of this program. Getting a quote is free. The money will help support the California State Parks Foundation’s “Answer the Call” campaign, which is working to help stop the parks' closure, while creating a bold vision to safeguard, strengthen, and sustain parks through new models of excellence in the future.
“You can help save your parks by visiting your local AAA branch and becoming a part of the AAA 'Summer Road Trip' campaign that will benefit our historical California parklands,” said Paul Gaffney, president and CEO of AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah. “AAA is deeply committed to the legacy and the preservation of our unique natural, cultural and historical resources. We are honored to be the corporate sponsor with the California State Parks foundation in this effort.”
With its 130,000 members, the California State Parks Foundation is the only independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and advocating for California’s magnificent state parks. For more information about the California State Parks Foundation, visit calparks.org.
“We are thrilled to partner with AAA on its 'Summer Road Trip' campaign” said Elizabeth Goldstein, president of the California State Parks Foundation. “Our state parks are an amazing resource for tourist and those traveling this summer. The Road Trip campaign with AAA is very fitting. Although many of the 70 parks on the list have short-term reprieve from closure, the entire system remains threatened parks open.”
The Los Gatos AAA office offers a wide array of automotive, travel, insurance, DMV, financial services and consumer discounts to it members. AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travels since it was founded more than 100 years ago.
To participate in the “Summer Road Trip” campaign, please contact Michael Loya at the Los Gatos AAA office at 408-399-8479, or at Michael.Loya@goAAA.com. You can also stop by the Los Gatos AAA office and meet me! Thank you.