For the last two decades, Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) has preserved large strategic tracts of open space that conserve critical water features, preserve outdoor recreation opportunities, and help maintain the Hill Country’s unique quality of life.
We spoke with HCC’s Director of Operations, Cindy Holt, about how the Charity Charge card has empowered HCC to continue supporting its mission. She said:
We chose to adopt the Charity Charge card because of the company’s commitment to offering a simple way to support a meaningful cause. We weren’t often using the credit card points which accumulated with our other corporate credit card, and those points expired over time. Now, instead of accumulating points, we automatically designate 1% of our monthly purchases to our favorite nonprofit—which happens to be HCC! It’s awesome to see that donation on a monthly basis.
Cindy has been impressed with a couple of key Charity Charge card features: “My favorite feature is that there are no processing fees,” she said. “The entire 1% cash-back is donated. I was also impressed with the ease of reporting from the online portal. It makes life much easier when processing multiple card users and expenses each month.”
As the Hill Country population explodes, it is critical to balance that growth with the preservation of our precious natural resources because the consequences of unbridled sprawl are irrevocable. If rainwater can’t find its way into the aquifers and springs, it endangers our vital drinking water. Land fragmentation imperils the contiguous habitat native our iconic Texas wildlife needs to survive. Unchecked expansion can also limit our access to the outdoor recreational opportunities which are so important to our health and well being.
According to Cindy, HCC has “protected more than 11,500 acres of critical watershed lands and native wildlife habit in the Texas hill country, with a goal of conserving an additional 10,000 acres in the next few years.” Cindy proudly proclaimed that:
HCC promotes a Conservation Ethic in our community, supported in part by our work in building and maintaining the Violet Crown Trail, offering access to nature in a setting unique to our area. I’m proud of the work we do and so grateful for the talented team at HCC who are dedicated to our work.
It is now more crucial than ever to protect our critical drinking water, our endless views, our iconic Texas wildlife and our extensive outdoor recreational opportunities. We encourage you to learn more about and get involved with HCC. With your help, Hill Country Conservancy conserves the wild open spaces that make the Hill Country such a special and unique place to live.