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Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

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Cat Rutherford

THE STORY:

As far back as I can remember, I've always loved elephants.  My dream is to visit elephants in the wild...someday.  That will likely never happen in my lifetime.  So when I heard abou the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, I wanted to get involved.  I plan on visiting on their VOLUNTEER Days this year but sitll wanted to do more... I encourage you to visit the Elephant Sanctuary homepage and read about the "girls" there; their stories are heart-breaking.  Please consider donating if you are able.
All the best,
Cat

This is Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee wrote -

There are grassroots efforts underway all across America to retire elephants from exhibits and entertainment to a natural habitat that provides humane care. Communities are mobilizing, and The Elephant Sanctuary wants to be ready for the next elephant in need of retirement.

Your gift to CrowdRise Holiday Challenge helps provide compassionate care, freedom to roam, companionship, safety and veterinary care for endangered elephants at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Your gift also supports our Distance Learning Program and educates the next generation about the complex needs of elephants in captivity and the crisis facing elephants in the wild. Last but not least, your gift helps fund urgent needs for those thirteen elephants already in Sanctuary, and will also benefit those elephants waiting to come.

Here's an example: The elephants' 2,700-acre habitat is closed to visitors, but we can open a "virtual" door by providing digital access. So we've installed 14 cameras ("EleCams") throughout the Sanctuary that live-stream to elephants.com, where viewers can observe elephants just goinig about their day without any disturbance. Camera views average 150,000 per month! EleCams are also a key component of our web-based Distance Learning program, offered worldwide to K-12 classrooms and groups. To provide a clearer picture of the action, they need to be updated to solar-powered High Definition cameras at a cost of $4,000/each (including installation), and 13 are needed. Help share the Girls with the world by making a gift to CrowdRise Holiday Challenge!

Your gift will meet the elephants' greatest needs, and help us to better utilize today’s technology to educate others about the challenges facing both captive and wild elephants. THANK YOU for supporting The Elephant Sanctuary with a gift to the CrowdRise Holiday Challenge! Reap the heart-warming rewards of your investment by streaming live video of the Girls in their pristine Tennessee habitat, at elephants.com/EleCam.

$150

MONEY RAISED
  • Eileen and Gordie Torgerud

    $50

  • Steve, Laura and Abby Torgerud

    $50

  • Doug, Nick & Zach Rutherford

    $50

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30% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $130,197 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Amount Raised

$125,162

 

100% Raised of $125,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Weber

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

105% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Lucky 7 Tattoo ...

Amount Raised

$540

 

54% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Ryan Gehman

Amount Raised

$500

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Hannah Westphall

Amount Raised

$250

Fundraiser Title

Catherine Cicotte

Amount Raised

$200

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April Logghe

Amount Raised

$170

 

34% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cat Rutherford

Amount Raised

$150

 

30% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

Doug, Nick & Zach Rutherford

Doug, Nick & Zach Rutherford

DONATION: $50

Love you all so much! 3 years ago

Steve, Laura and Abby Torgerud

Steve, Laura and Abby Torgerud

DONATION: $50

Love you all SO much! 3 years ago

Eileen and Gordie Torgerud

Eileen and Gordie Torgerud

DONATION: $50

Love you mom and dad!!! 3 years ago