St. Francis Wildlife Association

$5,407 of $15k goal

Raised by 59 people in 2 months
Pat Simmons
on behalf of St. Francis Wildlife Association
 TALLAHASSEE, FL
http://www.stfranciswildlife.org


St. Francis Wildlife Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
, has been caring for injured and orphaned wild animals since 1978. Our wildlife sanctuary, located in a beautiful forest near Tallahassee, Florida, is in dire need of upgrades and repairs.  

Your thoughtful donation will help make the following improvements to our 25 year old hospital facility and grounds:  repair our bumpy and dangerous access road that has been damaged by storm erosion, replace  unreliable  A/C and HVAC units, replace exterior doors, paint the hospital rooms, trim tree limbs overhanging the hospital building, and improve our trails.  

With these improvements to the oldest and largest wildlife rehabilitation center in North Florida, you will be helping  the nearly 3,000 injured, orphaned, and sick wild animals that come to us each year.  These animals receive  humane care so they can be released back into the wild. Every one of them will be most grateful for your donation!

We receive hundreds of orphaned babies every year, from bunnies.... 

and beavers....

...to songbirds and,

turtles, and tortoises.

Birds of prey (owls, hawks, ospreys, falcons, vultures, and eagles) come to us orphaned or injured.




One of our volunteers with a newly released woodpecker.

We care for hundreds of squirrels that come to us when they are blown out of their nests during  storms.
St. Francis Wildlife also rescues wild animals. In this photo, a hawk is being carefully removed from entanglement in a razor wire fence. The hawk was taken to our hospital, treated, and safely released.

This campaign will help us repair our entry road, which   has been damaged by storm erosion. Imagine being a fawn with an injured hip and having to ride on a long, bumpy road to the hospital. Ouch!
 
Your donation will enhance our hospital by funding the trimming of dangerous tree limbs overhanging the building.  The hospital has an emergency triage and treament room as well as an intensive care unit for critical care and for those in surgical recovery.  Our A/C units are old and need to be replaced so our critters are cared for in a comfortable and healthy indoor environment. Painting the interior rooms (walls and floors) not only brightens up our work environment, it is one of the best means of coodie control. We would like to install new counter tops and back splashes that allow better cleaning to protect the animals from infectious agents. A few exterior doors are old and need replacing.

We do all this upgrading so we can better rehabilitate....

...and release them back to the wild.
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Update 8
Posted by Pat Simmons
1 month ago
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Thank You to our many campaign donors! Here is what we will do in the near future with your money.

As of January 18, GFM has raised $3,787! Enough for us to get started with repairs to the bumpy drive up to the hospital from Salem Road. We expect the total cost to be close to $4,500. We need to keep telling our friends about the GFM campaign to help cover this cost so we are not spending money for this repair budgeted to feed formula to baby animals this spring.

Albritton Electric in Tallahassee has offered to repair our current (that's a joke) electrical issues at a reduced cost estimated to be close to $800.

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Update 7
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1 month ago
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We have reached our first Go Fund Me benchmark of $3,000! This gives us enough to start work on the hospital and grounds to prepare for baby season, which is right around the corner. We still need donations. This campaign will continue and with your support, we will hit our final goal. Please continue to pass along our GFM info to your friends in your social media sites.
FIRST BENCHMARK
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Update 6
Posted by Pat Simmons
1 month ago
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The St. Francis Wildlife Go Fund Me Campaign is approaching $2K! Please share with your family and friends to help us make our goal! Thank you for your support.
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Update 5
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The St. Francis Go Fund Me Campaign to raise money to help fix the road and the hospital building is approaching $2K. Please share our GFM information with family and friends to help us reach our goal. Thank you for your support!
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$5,407 of $15k goal

Raised by 59 people in 2 months
Created December 12, 2016
Pat Simmons  
on behalf of St. Francis Wildlife Association
$100
Anonymous
1 day ago
DC
$100
Deborah Caldwell
10 days ago
MS
$25
Mary Smallwood
17 days ago
LM
$25
Laura McDermott
24 days ago
DQ
$20
Diane Quigg
24 days ago
MK
$20
Michael Kilts
24 days ago
CW
$100
Chris & Tammy Webb
25 days ago

God Bless the wonderful workers at St. Francis Wildlife

DS
$25
Denise Stewart
25 days ago
TC
$50
Teresa Cruce
25 days ago
RN
$50
Robert Nink
25 days ago
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