Fairmont native raises funds for the Choco Rainforest


FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A Fairmont native helped raise money for an organization dedicated to saving the rainforests by hosting a design hand bingo fundraiser on Sunday.

Emma Freeman, a junior Zoo and Wildlife Biology and Liberty University student, hosted the event to raise funds for Save the Choco.

The organization purchases land in the Ecuadorian rainforest to prevent the land from being used for farms or for oil and gas production.

Participants in the event play bingo to help raise money for Emma Freeman and her $ 5,000 goal for Save the Choco.

Freeman said she first took an interest in the organization after taking a trip to Ecuador earlier in 2021.

“I worked with these biologists in January, and it was such an amazing experience. When I went there my specialty was forensics, and I came back and immediately changed it to zoo and wildlife biology, ”said Emma Freeman. “It’s really great to be able to share this with other people and see how many people have come to support it.”

Freeman’s goal is to raise $ 5,000, which will help the organization purchase 25 acres of land.

If you want to help them achieve their goal, you can send them money through Paypal using the email [email protected], or you can visit the organization’s website here.

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