Community nonprofit joining the initiative to replant Albany 

The Grow Albany initiative is preparing for the spring planting season and is adding new partners to help replant the trees lost during the storms of January 2017.  Mission Change has joined Grow Albany by donating $20, 000  earmarked for both the first residential replanting project and for assistance in additional community park plantings.  For future residential replanting, Mission Change and Grow Albany will provide, distribute, and plant trees for local community residents that are not physically able to plant trees for themselves. This phase is expected to take place during the fall planting season 2018.

"Mission Change has funds specifically set aside for storm relief.  For many homeowners, the loss and removal of trees created a major financial hardship in 2017.  Our partnership with Grow Albany will allow us to add a landscaping element to storm relief projects,” said Mission Change co-founder, LaDonna Urick.

Mission Change is a grass-roots nonprofit that has been supporting the Albany area since 2008. The nonprofit focuses on local worthwhile causes that seem to be overlooked as well as being a resource to community members in need.

To join in the efforts to replant trees lost in the January 2017 storms as a sponsor or volunteer, contact Judy Bowles with Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful at 229-430-5257 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit or the Grow Albany Facebook page for more information.