Through the Trees assists community members obtain internet access in homes or businesses through rural broadband expansion and hotspot deployment. More than ever, people are reliant on internet access for basic necessities, but driving to free WiFi is not always feasible. Through the Trees helps remove barriers and support those in need. There are three branches of this needed non-profit—expansion, support, and resources.
In 2021 Lake Toxaway Charities supported Through the Trees’ “Rural Community Support Project” to subsidize setup and monthly internet costs for low-income households. Access to the internet will unlock employment and job-seeking, telehealth, and educational opportunities for these families. Because of the need for online education due to COVID concerns, we are prioritizing families with school-aged children.