Roof for our baby elephants

$1,500 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 31 months
Jr Beltman  71014
Hello! My name is JR. In 2013 my brother and I, together with our close friend Ananda from Sri Lanka and his family, started a real elephant sanctuary called the Elephant Freedom Project.

The Elephant Freedom Project was born out of a belief that captive elephants in Sri Lanka needed a place where they could find peace and be treated with respect.

We now have two wonderful young elephants at the sanctuary and all is coming together providing them with a fantastic life (see facebook for images and video) without fear of the horrid abuse so often seen on Facebook and Youtube.


Improving animal welfare is expensive and difficult for us to fund on our own. With your donation today you will be helping the elephants by getting a roof above their head for when the monsoon comes. Elephants need shelter too when it rains and they need good protection from the lightning. 

I and the elephants would be forever grateful for your contribution to the elephants' cause. You can be assured that your donation is helping a lot more than just the elephants. The project helps the community, providing work for labourers, attracting tourists to the community to see the elephants, educating the children & adults alike about animal welfare and shows the surrounding elephant safari (riding) places that treating animals with love and respect is the best way forwards.

Please read more about the project on:
The Vancouver Times
TripAdvisor
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Update 6
27 months ago

This is what we are are all about at the Elephant Freedom Project: Happy Elephants!
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Update 5
28 months ago

When our elephant Wasthu fell ill we were reminded why a roof is so important. He was moved to the garage to give cover and heal. Hoping we may soon have enough funds to start building the roof inside their enclosure
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Update 4
29 months ago

It started raining, but thankfully the elephants are standing in the river and not in rain water :).

The roof is needed desperately to protect them from the lightning and rain. $1055 to go only. With your help we should be able to raise this today!

Thank you.

Ps postcards and t-shirts are on their way.
Standing in the water
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Update 3
30 months ago

$405 USD raised! The roof against lightning and rain is rapidly becoming reality! Thank you all for your help
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Cynthia O'Connor
29 months ago

Thrilled to be a part of this..and will continue to help!

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Vikki Andreo
29 months ago

I was happy to share this with the hope that you will be able to provide a roof for your precious little elephants...❤️🐘❤️

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$1,500 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 31 months
Created March 6, 2014
VA
$530
Victoria Andreo
26 months ago

God bless the Elephant Freedom Project!

$5
Lori Conley
27 months ago
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$50
Heidi
28 months ago

I do not want a t-shirt. I have one already.. Thanks.

AM
$5
Aneta Mesmer
28 months ago
MF
$5
Melissa Fuka
28 months ago
GA
$50
Gordon Alexander
28 months ago
JR
$50
Judith Reynolds
29 months ago

Thanks for taking such great care of Sujee and Washtu! I hope this roof gets up before the monsoons arrive!

$10
Anonymous
29 months ago
$50
Cynthia O'Connor
29 months ago

I am so thrilled to help out! I will not stop until the Elephants crisis has ended. I hope to live that long!!

NP
$20
Nathan Peirce
29 months ago

Thank you for taking on this important work.

Cynthia O'Connor
29 months ago

Thrilled to be a part of this..and will continue to help!

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Vikki Andreo
29 months ago

I was happy to share this with the hope that you will be able to provide a roof for your precious little elephants...❤️🐘❤️

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