Pat CochranIt is with much sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition board member Pat Cochran passed away early on the morning of Sunday, April 18th after an incredibly difficult fight with complications of COVID-19.

Pat’s obituary can be read at www.fry-gibbs.com/obituary/pat-cochran

We cannot begin to share all the ways Pat served the NETT Coalition since she became involved with our organization almost 10 years ago. One of Pat’s many gifts was to intuitively see the potential in something or someone and know how to guide the way efficiently toward fulfillment of that vision.
It is an understatement to say that we will deeply miss her dedication, leadership, and friendship.

Pat’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition. A timely way to do this and honor their wishes is to donate via East Texas Giving Day. Scheduled early giving is going on now through Monday, April 26th, and the 18 hour East Texas Giving Day event is Tuesday, April 27th from 6 am-12midnight. www.EastTexasGivingDay.org/NorthEastTexasTrail

This opportunity is especially meaningful because Pat was integral in helping the NETT Coalition become involved in East Texas Giving Day several years ago.

Donations can also be made via check to NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition, P.O. Box 6172, Paris, TX 75461-6172

The NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition is a 501c3 organization and donations are tax-deductible.

East Texas Giving Day provides a unique opportunity to come together and support the NorthEast Texas Trail!

Partner with us!

On April 27, 2021, from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, the NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition will be participating in East Texas Giving Day.

East Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online event that provides critical funding for nonprofits by connecting donors with organizations like the North East Texas Trail.

Your generous donation will be used exclusively as matching funds toward a grant that will improve the East end of the NETT, from Hwy 98 to FM 1840 in Bowie County. This is the section that, as many of you know, was damaged by the TxDOT widening project of Highway 82 several years ago. This section desperately needs drainage repaired, safety bollards installed, the surface graded, base rock replaced, and trees re-established.

In 2020 we were able to raise over $4000, even despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year our goal is $4500!

Please visit www.easttexasgivingday.org/northeasttexastrail anytime between 6:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on April 27th and click “Donate Now.”

The minimum gift is just $10 and gifts of all sizes will help improve the NETT!

Can’t wait to give?
Scheduled giving starts April 5, 2021!

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