October 14, 2005 : 1:19 AM ET: posted by: mh004g ______________________________________________________
If you want to go to Louisiana to help, but don't have the money, grant can pay for all/part of your trip! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get a grant to go to Louisiana to do animal rescue, or volunteer/donate to help others go now! +PLEASE pass on to others who might be interested! After our trip to Louisiana for animal rescue I know how badly volunteers are needed. It's important for the people (no one wants to come home to their emaciated dead animal, and to be able to come home at all we must make the streets safe) as well as the animals in need: We've started a grant program to cover rental car/gas and or airfare and vaccinations, etc. for people wanting to go to Louisiana or Mississippi to help with animal rescue but truly not having the funds (students, non-profit employees, self-employed, under/unemployed, retired, etc.) WE HAVE TWO GRANTS READY TO GO RIGHT NOW! IF YOU CAN GO - WE'LL COVER AIR OR CAR/GAS + INCIDENTALS! YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM SEVERAL REPUTABLE ORGANIZATIONS TO WORK WITH! PLUS: TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM AIRPORT + BASIC ACCOMODATIONS CAN BE PROVIDED IF NECESSARY. If interested e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Moria at 646-285-6282 GOING TO LOUISIANA: must have interest in animal welfare (animal centered experience, volunteer work or degree. volunteer work can be as simple as volunteering at a shelter or doing TNR) or non-profit/volunteer history in humanitarian work. References required. 7 days or more to give. Willingness to travel alone, work long days, do whatever is needed most, work with others in a high stress environment and from all backgrounds. Must be mature, flexible and able to handle one-self in difficult situations. Applicants can go for 7 days up to 1 month. Grant amount will depend on length of commitment. Multiple placements available (I have connections in the shelters, with Alley Cats and with some rescue groups on the ground). DONORS: Just need to be willing to make a donation from $1-1000. Donors can wait until recipients are chosen and give money directly to them, to the rental car co/airline or buy supplies needed buy volunteers such as welding gloves, anti-bacterial wipes, etc. Or, general donations can be made and if there are any left over they will go to Alley Cat Allies, Mutt Shack, or Noah's Wish - all doing good work down there but needing more people. Larger donors can have a say in which applicants are chosen. VOLUNTEERS WHO CAN'T GO TO LOUISIANA BUT WANT TO HELP: I need help getting the word out to potential donors/applicants, coordinating with the rescue groups, coordinating most affordable airfare, car/gas etc. I am self-employed as a campaign consultant/fundraiser and would be able to offer an INTERNSHIP to someone willing to work on this a few hours a week or more from home. This will likely run through the end of the year. This is time sensitive, animals are dying every day. Please help in some way now if you can.