Koko & Ndume Need a New Roof Now!

$26,785 of $35k goal

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Lauren Russ
for Gorilla Foundation
 REDWOOD CITY, CA
THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT, WE HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY REACHED OUR GOAL OF $35,000!  This was achieved through a combination of approximately $27,000 raised here on GoFundMe, and another $8,000+ raised on our website, koko.org, via generous donors like you!

During this very stormy winter in Northern California, we here at The Gorilla Foundation had to overcome many challenges to provide our gorillas with the best care possible — including torrential downpours, hail storms, extremely high winds, falling trees, and multiple power outages. 

In fact, the winds were high enough to blow shingles off the roofs and tear down trees!  Our caregivers and volunteers persevered through multiple road closures and extremely treacherous mountain road conditions to ensure they were able to be there for Koko and Ndume daily.  Fortunately,  no damage to the gorillas' quarters was incurred, and  now  — thanks to your support — we will be replacing their roofs (this month) so that our facility can endure many more winters like this, if necessary.

Stay tuned for construction updates and photos of Koko and Ndume's new roofs in the coming weeks, both here and on Koko.org and our social media pages (see below).

Thank you all very much!!!

The Gorilla Foundation Staff
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Website
:  koko.org

Twitter:   @kokotweets

Facebook: Koko and The Gorilla Foundation 

Instagram:  Koko and The Gorilla Foundation
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Original Fundraising Campaign (Now Closed):
Urgent: Koko and Ndume need a new Play Yard roof to resist the torrential rains that have unexpectedly hit Northern California this year!


Koko enjoys the freshly rejuvenated grass after a heavy rain.


Hello Gorilla Foundation friends!! 

We are reaching out on this platform, because we are in urgent need of your help.   After many weeks of rain and hail storms in Northern California (and the anticipation of more to come), the roof to Koko and Ndume’s play yard and sleeping quarters needs replacing, as it has sustained damage from the very heavy water flow.

Replacement of the gorilla roof has become an urgent necessity, but it is also a financial burden as this was not anticipated in our annual budget. We estimate that it will cost us approximately $35,000 to replace the roof over the gorilla’s play yard and sleeping quarters.  The costs for these roofing projects are broken down as follows:

Gorilla Sleeping Quarters Roofs: $12,880
Outdoor Play Yard Roof: $19,120
New Custom Gutters for Roofs: $1,000
Unforeseen Construction Costs: $2,000

To enable Koko and Ndume  to continue enjoying their covered outdoor enclosure, please make a donation of any size today, and help us pay for these urgently needed repairs!

Please know that when you donate to this campaign you will be directly affecting the lives of both Koko and Ndume. We will share the results - Koko and Ndume enjoying their newly re-covered play yard - so that you can see the significant impact of your donations.

Thank you for your continued support!

The Gorilla Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Please visit our website and social media pages for information about our mission: "Conservation through communication." 
 
www.koko.org
@kokotweets
Koko and The Gorilla Foundation on Facebook 
Koko and The Gorilla Foundation on Instagram

Ndume walks quickly and bipedally to avoid getting his hands muddy.

Koko and Ndume both enjoy spending time outside during warm and sunny weather.
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Posted by Lauren Russ
18 days ago
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Dear Gorilla Foundation Friends and Supporters,

Thanks to your support, we have now officially reached our goal of $35,000! This was achieved through a combination of approximately $27,000 raised here on GoFundMe, and another $8,000+ raised on our website, koko.org, via generous donors like you!

During this very stormy winter in Northern California, we here at The Gorilla Foundation had to overcome many challenges to provide our gorillas with the best care possible — including torrential downpours, hail storms, extremely high winds, falling trees, and multiple power outages.

In fact, the winds were high enough to blow shingles off the roofs and tear down trees! Our caregivers and volunteers persevered through multiple road closures and extremely treacherous mountain road conditions to ensure they were able to be there for Koko and Ndume daily. Fortunately, no damage to the gorillas' quarters was incurred, and now — thanks to your support — we will be replacing their roofs (this month) so that our facility can endure many more winters like this, if necessary.

Stay tuned for construction updates and photos of Koko and Ndume's new roofs in the coming weeks, both here and on Koko.org and our social media pages.

Thank you all very much!!!

The Gorilla Foundation Staff
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Update 3
Posted by Lauren Russ
1 month ago
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Dear Gorilla Foundation friends and supporters

Our campaign has officially raised over half of our goal of $35,000 thanks to your continued efforts. We give thanks to each and everyone of you who has either donated to or shared our campaign. As there is still time prior to the scheduled roof work, we hope to come even closer to our goal through sustained exposure through sharing. Again, we thank you all very much for your support!
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Update 2
Posted by Lauren Russ
1 month ago
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Dear Gorilla Foundation friends and supporters,

We have officially ended our first week of the campaign, and are nearly halfway to our goal of $35,000. As we have already received over $15,000 in donations towards our roofing projects, we are incredibly thankful to you all for supporting Koko and Ndume. Without your assistance through donations and sharing we would not have come this far in such a short amount of time. Please have confidence that through your continued sharing of our campaign, we anticipate coming even closer to reaching our total goal of $35,000.

Thank you all very much!

Sincerely,

The Gorilla Foundation Staff
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Update 1
Posted by Lauren Russ
1 month ago
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Dear Gorilla Foundation friends and supporters,

Thank you all so much for your generosity and assistance towards our roofing project goals. After only three days of our campaign, we have raised over $9,000!!! Through your ongoing support by continuing to share our campaign, we will be closer to reaching our $35,000 goal.

Please stay tuned for further updates, including the end results of Koko and Ndume enjoying their re-covered outdoor space.

Sincerely,

The Gorilla Foundation Staff
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$26,785 of $35k goal

Raised by 740 people in 1 month
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Created March 6, 2017
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Jessica Wayner
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I hope you get your funding ASAP!

MM
$50
Melanie Mapps
1 month ago
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Just saw the Netflix documentary yesterday, but had heard about Koko for many years. Love the work you do and the love you show for this, and all these majestic animals.

DD
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deanne davis
1 month ago
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My mother's fondest memory was of of meeting Koko. I am helping in her honor.

$10
Terry Bringazi
1 month ago
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Sorry my gift is small. Thank you for doing something big.

CB
$20
Christie Bailiff
1 month ago
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Love you Koko!

KM
$10
Kelli Medlock
1 month ago
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We skipped McDonalds so we could donate

SP
$25
Sharyn Porter
1 month ago
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Great charity to contribute to.

SL
$50
Shannon Longbottom
1 month ago
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In honor of my Mother, Marjorie Means who loved Koko, Ndume, Dr. Penny and the work they do!

JB
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John Burke
1 month ago
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You are doing great work and it is appreciated

MJ
$10
Merrilee Jones
1 month ago
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I live you, Koko! Hope this helps you & Ndume.

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