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Ima Survivor Donkey Sanctuary

$14,065 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 405 people in 9 months
I’m Lester Morrow, a farmer and school teacher from the small town of Plum Grove, Texas who you probably know as the guy who ‘ugly cried’ on a viral video after he returned to his farm to find the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey.  But even in loss, so much has since been gained.

From Tragedy to Triumph!

With the outpouring of worldwide support and a number of faithful followers, all intrigued and interested in my farm rebuild and animal recovery efforts,  an idea was born.  We have taken the blessings that came from the storm and have found a way to ‘pay it forward”.  We have created a non-profit animal sanctuary, a place where other animals affected by the floodwaters of Harvey, can come and be rehabilitated, nurtured, given necessary care and above all else, loved.  They can live out their days with fellow survivors, creating bonds and once again finding peace and happiness.

This is a dream I’ve always had, and I am so appreciative of the new-found friends who also came to my rescue and brought with them the know-how to set up and organize such endeavors.

Your support is appreciated!

Taking on this project is something I would of done with or without outside help, but I have learned from experience that sometimes it is as much a blessing to GIVE as it is to RECEIVE.  In saying so, if you too share a love and compassion for animals who have suffered and if you are in a position to give in supplies, feed, hay, time on property, or monetarily, EVERYTHING is welcome!  And even if you can’t give with material possessions, I still encourage you to follow, share, comment, ask questions and come be a part of this amazing journey.

Lester Morrow

https://youtu.be/CBhKvOeVeX4

www.imasurvivorsanctuary.com
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I just wanted to say thank you all for donating to my cause. It has been a bit of a roller coaster ride here in Texas, in particular the Houston and surrounding areas but I'm happy to say that everything is starting to return to normal. Personally all of my animals are going great and I've already finished three rooms in my home. I'm about to start my bathroom next and it's going to be my biggest challenge yet! But I'm excited about the fact that I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel as far as home repairs go and that gives me a peace of mind that I haven't felt in a long while. Thank you so much for helping out financially. I would of never been able to have gotten so much done in so little time if it weren't for very generous people and those who encourage me with words of affirmation. All of that has kept a fire of passion burning inside of me that keeps me going even when I'm tired. I've said this before and still see it more and more every day; I know so many people who have much less than I do, yet they lost so much more. My brother, for example, had to bulldoze his entire home into a giant hole and start completely from scratch- me on the other hand only have to rebuild my place and replace my belongings. I see so many blessings from this in the fact that so many of my animals survived even though (as you saw in the video) so many others did not. Anyway, I really appreciate you being generous and allowing me to receive your blessing. I will put it to great use and promise to pay it forward when I get back on my feet when I can be in a position to help somebody.
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Meeeg, Ima Jean, Paty, Ringo and my son LE!
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One month later and things are coming along nicely. Thank you everyone for your support not only for me and my pets/animals but for those closest to me in terms of family and students I teach.
https://youtu.be/RLs-k0YhNTU
One month update!
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We are making great progress in repairs to my home and for the pastures our livestock graze. Paty (pig) is doing great, Meg (goat) now has a billygoat who she seems very happy and Ima Jean (donkey) is eating and moving around at will. Thank you for all of your support in getting my fur family reunited and getting me back into my home.
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Raised by 405 people in 9 months
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