NON-PROFIT ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION
Road Trip Home Animal Rescue
This non-profit animal rescue organization provides life-saving services for homeless pets in Georgia, many of which are rescued from local kill shelters. The animals are given a full medical evaluation and needed medical care. Once healthy, animals are placed in foster homes until they can be transported to partner shelters in the Northeast, where they are adopted by fully screened families. Typically, animals remain in foster homes for only 2-4 weeks. Road Trip Home rescued 12,005 animals since 2011. Trevi helps this organization in many ways—President and CEO Lori Gerken serves on the Board of Directors, and as a family, the Gerkens’ help with events—but their favorite role is being foster parents to puppies!
NON-PROFIT TURNING WASTE INTO WEALTH AND OPPORTUNITY
Lifecycle Building Center of Greater Atlanta
LBC is a nonprofit that captures building materials from the waste stream and directs them back into the community through reuse. This organization is a community-based warehouse facility that directly assists the general public in identifying and implementing best practice green building-related concepts. The idea is to reduce solid waste disposal and promote resource efficiency. Since beginning operations in late 2011, LBC has diverted more than 5.0 million pounds of reusable building materials from the area, awarded 194 building material grants to nonprofit organizations, and saved the community over $3 million through discounted and free materials. In short, the mission of LBC is to make the lifecycle use of the built environment increasingly efficient and sustainable.