Help for ECEAR after tragedy

$3,895 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 50 months
Tracy Barnhart Sheaffer
for East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue
 FAYETTEVILLE, PA
East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization in Fairfield, PA that provides sanctuary to more than 40 species of exotic animals. On 5/17/14 they were tragically victims of a fire that's caused their building to be a total loss. I ask, from the bottom of my heart, that anyone able to provide any donation amount please consider doing so for this wonderful place to help them in this time of need and continue to care for the amazing animals there. Thank you all!!!!

Visit the Rescue's website at

http://www.eastcoastrescue.org





Visit the Rescue's Facebook page at

http://m.facebook.com/pages/East-Coast-Exotic-Animal-Rescue/113739671972605


Pictured below, "Sadie" The beautiful rescue dog who ended up rescuing everyone else when she woke up Scott Murray and Shaleigh Merryman when the fire broke out!  

Other pics included are of some of the amazing animals that are cared for by this wonderful organization!!

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EXOTIC ANIMAL RESCUE SEEKS EMERGENCY FUNDING AFTER FIRE
In the pre-dawn hours of May 17, 2014, the main building of East Coast Exotic Animal Shelter (ECEAR) burned to the ground when a wireless router caught fire. Two cats perished; a volunteer caretaker who lived upstairs, alerted to the blaze by a recently rescued dog, was able to jump down and save twenty three parrots and three monkeys. However, all supplies, equipment and the building itself were a total loss.
ECEAR needs emergency funding to rebuild, purchase equipment, and operate in the interim. All donations are tax deductible; the use of grant funding will be managed, tracked and reported according to grantor requirements. Estimated funding requirements are enumerated below; the total amount of need is $219,400.
1. REBUILDING COSTS: $119,800
• Total estimated rebuilding cost is $200,000 – insurance will provide $90,000 of that leaving a shortfall of $110,000
• Dumpster rental -- $7,800
• Shed -- $2,800
• Labor will be donated by the Adams County Adult Detention Center

2. EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT COSTS: $26,400
• Washer and dryer -- $2,000
• Parrot cages -- $6,000
• Two chest freezers for meat -- $4000 ($2,000 each)
• Two large capacity refrigerators for produce -- $4000 ($2,000 each)
• Dog and cat beds for monkeys --$400
• Amish barn -- $7,000
• Fencing for barn -- $1,000
• Tablet PC for payment processing -- $600
• Cell phone --$400
• Laptop for recordkeeping, communications and QuickBooks -- $1,000

3. DAILY OPERATING COSTS FOR SIX MONTHS UNDER EMERGENCY CONDITIONS: $73,200
• Operating costs of about $400 per day for approximately 6 months of rebuilding are inflated because of the need to replace lost inventory and supplies (food, ice, equipment, trash bags, cleaning supplies, paper goods) and use workarounds such as laundromats
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Get Spooked
50 months ago

I am concerned of all the animals ,I donated my Tortoise in 2008 , is he ok ?

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Kait Ranae
50 months ago

PLEASE leave this open for a few more weeks. I would love to donate but do not get paid until the 28th. I will continue to donate each paycheck it's open. God bless you. Praying for Bug and the cats. And the entire rescue.

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Cheryl Bell
50 months ago

This is one of the best animal rescues I have ever been too. It is run by some amazing people who give all to these animals. Please please if any of you are able, give what you can

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$3,895 of $200,000 goal

Raised by 79 people in 50 months
Created May 17, 2014
Funds raised will benefit:
East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue
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Fairfield, PA
EIN: 233055373
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Mary Anne Miller
39 months ago

Hope this helps!! It would really benefit you if you can create a web page where you can update how your organization is doing after the fire and it would be easier for people to donate. I got your mail piece and it was hard to find a way to donate to you since you only referred to mailing in a contribution. But thanks to Google and reading all the entries, I found a news article about the fire and it referred me to this GOFUNDME page. A web page could help with donations and encourage people to become recurring donors, which would be a huge help to know on a monthly basis what you could expect in contributions. Thank you for your love of these beautiful creatures!!

$30
Anonymous
39 months ago
SP
$100
Sandy Poffenberger
42 months ago

God Bless

$10
carolyn lombardi
42 months ago

I wish you Good Luck in the rehabilitation of your rescue site. I hope this helps..wish I could do more to help you..God Bless!!

$50
Rosario Mendez
42 months ago

So sorry for your loss. Please keep me in touch. Or I will keep in touch.

GT
$30
Gayla Tregre
45 months ago

I hope things are getting back to normal.

$10
Anonymous
47 months ago
Get Spooked
50 months ago

I am concerned of all the animals ,I donated my Tortoise in 2008 , is he ok ?

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Kait Ranae
50 months ago

PLEASE leave this open for a few more weeks. I would love to donate but do not get paid until the 28th. I will continue to donate each paycheck it's open. God bless you. Praying for Bug and the cats. And the entire rescue.

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Cheryl Bell
50 months ago

This is one of the best animal rescues I have ever been too. It is run by some amazing people who give all to these animals. Please please if any of you are able, give what you can

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