RELEASE: Green Truck hosts fundraiser for ORK

Contact: Meaghan Walsh Gerard
Communications and Administrative Director

The business will match donations on June 18 

Green Truck Neighborhood Pub is partnering with Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) for Membership Month by hosting a Community Night on Tuesday, June 18. From 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Green Truck will match donations made to ORK that day and donate a portion of total sales. ORK staff will be on hand to answer questions and share information about the organization’s work. 

“As a local, sustainable business, we are proud to support an organization working for clean waters in our communities,” owner Whitney Shephard says. “This is a really simple way for neighbors to help neighbors. Just come in for dinner, and make a donation while you’re here. That’s it.”

“Green Truck Pub is a perfect real-world example,” says Damon Mullis, ORK executive director and riverkeeper. “They are an environmentally-conscious, sustainable, award-winning, and successful neighborhood business. Plus they offer great food and beer.”

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ORK will have a table with information about its efforts to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality in the basin, with an emphasis on the local Protect The Vernon project. Staff will also be on hand to answer questions, share volunteer opportunities, and more. 

Membership numbers are crucial to ORK’s legislative efforts, grant applications, legal challenges, and more. The annual membership drive underlines the importance of demonstrating constituent support of ORK’s work. 

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About Ogeechee Riverkeeper: Ogeechee Riverkeeper 501(c)(3) works to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin, which includes all of the streams flowing out to Ossabaw Sound and St. Catherine’s Sound. The Canoochee River is about 108 miles long and the Ogeechee River itself is approximately 245 miles long. The Ogeechee River system drains more than 5,500 square miles across 21 counties in Georgia. More at