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ANIMALS OF HURRICANE FLORENCE

$5,625 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 11 months

Animals in the path of Hurricane Florida are in urgent need of evacuation from the coastal areas of South Carolina and North Carolina.  Evacuation orders are in effect and we are receiving word that animals not out in time will be euthanized.  TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!  

We are working on coordinating efforts - anyone that can offer assistance, please post all offers on the following page:     https://www.facebook.com/groups/297077527689036/

NEEDED:  Drivers, large transport vehicles, rescues, fosters, adopters, and DONATIONS for gas and expenses.  PLEASE SHARE!!

Follow us on Facebook for more updates:   www.facebook.com/brunofoundation

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  

The Bruno Foundation, Inc. is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization registered in the State of Florida. Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services registration number: CH31954. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state at 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352. Or online atwww.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.  Thank you for our support!

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Another load of donations have been delivered! Thanks to everyone for your donations, helping transport and coordinate and pickup/delivery, and special thanks to Chris and Ken for picking up from our donation locations throughout Florida and delivering them directly to the Lighthouse Worship Center in Pender Co, NC - and, of course Tony was behind the scenes coordinating - what an amazing team! Thanks for being part of it, without your support, this would not be possible! THANK YOU ~ TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

HOW YOU CAN HELP: Please keep in mind, our volunteers and drivers all do this on their own dime, a round trip from Florida to NC and back often adds up to well over $400 per trip! If you'd like to help with gas money for our drivers, it would be greatly appreciated! Donations may be made via paypal.me/brunofoundation - and please note - Gas, food, or wherever needed - and we will be certain it is put to good use! Your continued support is greatly appreaciate!!

For more updates and pictures, follow us on Facebook at Bruno Foundation!!
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DONATIONS TRANSPORTED TO HURRICANE VICTIMS - This past week over 24,000 lbs of donations were transported from our donation collection team in Florida to meet Tony and his crew in Conway, South Carolina to assist the victims of Hurricane Florence! It's heart-warming to witness what can be done when caring people come together to help those in need as members of our community collected items, stored in their living rooms and garages and either coordinated pickup or donated at one of our drop locations.
We're told Pember County, NC is in desperate need of assistance and will be out next stop, hopefully by this time next week! The church has been set up as a staging and distribution location and the middle school is serving as shelter for families with pets.
We're receiving reports animals are starving and they are desperately low on horse feed and hay. We'll be placing an order with Hudson Hardware on Monday to be delivered to the church and distributed to those in need, if you'd like to donate towards the horses, please note HORSES with your donation. The more donations the more feed and hay we can purchase on Monday.
For more updates, pictures and comments, please follow our Hurricane Florence - Help Needed album on Facebook at Bruno Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BrunoFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2163991110482765
Florida friends, please see our list of items needed and consider starting your own donation drive to help us collect for the next load.
Tax-deductible donations may be made to Bruno Foundation via paypal.me/brunofoundation and will go directly towards Hurricane Florence rescue efforts. Your support is greatly appreciated!!
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DONATIONS, DONATIONS, DONATIONS! Thank you to all our donors for supplies and monetary, they are being put to great use!! We now have a FedEx storage location in Jacksonville, FL ready to accept truck loads of donations that will be picked up from there and transported to staging locations near flooded areas to assist those in need! We are receiving reports they are finding starved animals so the need is still very URGENT! How you can help... We have the opportunity to purchase approximately 250 15lb bags from a distributor at cost/BOGO (approx $990) and we are asking for donations to help purchase ASAP. If we can take advantage of this offer, the bags would be the perfect size to load on boats and distribute to those stranded in flooded areas. If you can donate, please consider supporting our efforts to get food delivered ASAP. The quickest way to ensure funds are available are via paypal - pamiller99@gmail.com. Donations are through Bruno Foundation and are tax-deductible.

TO DONATE ITEMS - we are told they are in need of the following:
Pine shavings
Crates
Temporary Pens !!!!
Wet and dry cat and dog food
10 lbs bags of pet food for rescue boats
Horse supplies, leads, etc.
Clorox wipes
Towels and wash clothes
Empty spray bottles
Lysol
Kitty litter
Collars and leashes
Bleach
Dawn
Laundry detergent
Plastic sealable storage bins
Tarps, Bungees, Rope
Water Purification Systems or tablets
Water Water Water!!

DONATION LOCATIONS - We will be posting locations in Tampa Bay area. If you have donations, please let us know and we will connect you with a location in your area.

We are coordinating with Tony Alsup for delivery to areas in need. We have already collected thousands of pounds of food and supplies and have a semi truck making rounds throughout Florida tomorrow and trying to fit as much as possible to get there as soon as possible. More is needed and will be for weeks to come... Please consider helping if you can - and please share! Thank you for your continued support!! TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!
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To give you an idea what rescuers are facing, we wanted to share the update received from our rescuers on the ground in the Carolinas.
From Holli: Megan had to go with a highway patrol escort yesterday into the worst flood area through 2 feet of moving water to get where she was needed. Once in the area the dam breached and left them locked in. All roads impassable and the last bridge to get out collapsed. So they spent the night at the Humane Society in Burgaw. The water yesterday was 12-14' deep with stage 3 moving rapids, so they halted all water rescue. This morning the rapids had calmed some so they went to a property to rescue cats stuck in barn rafters. After the cats were safe they went to a location where alpacas were stuck and assisted in getting them to high ground. They then went to a property where 5 horses were stuck and she and Jessica literally swam in the water to bring them to high ground. All 5 made it safely. She said she worked with a crew that looked like something from Duck Dynasty and they were awesome. Kudos to our Suwannee County ladies for a tough day's work!" We are so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful network of caring and dedicated people. Your support helped make this possible, donations provided support for rescuers (gas, generator, crates, supplies) and the animals (food, nutrical, supplements, meds) and we're humbled and thankful for each and every share, prayer, and donation - THANK YOU! There is still much to be done, let's keep up the great work! Together we can make a difference! <3
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$5,625 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 11 months
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The Bruno Foundation, Inc.
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