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PHASE 1: New Facility For Second Chance Wildlife Center

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THE STORY:

SECOND CHANCE WILDLIFE CENTER INC wrote -

 Each year, concerned citizens and animal services officers bring Second Chance about 3,000 distressed native wild animals — songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, squirrels, groundhogs, chipmunks, bats, rabbits, turtles, and a host of other native species — for medical treatment, attentive care, and release.

Staff, interns, and volunteers work 12 to 14 hours per day caring for patients during the busy spring and summer months. Our volunteer wildlife veterinarian oversees the animals’ treatments and performs surgery on site, as needed. We thoroughly test the animals before they are released to ensure that they have sufficient skills to survive in the wild.

Innovations and advancements in the care and treatment of wildlife are constantly being made, and the staff and volunteers of SCWC inc. keep abreast of these developments through networking with other rehabilitators, membership in state, national and international wildlife rehabilitation organizations, and conferences and training seminars.

After 20 years of hard service, the 100 year old farmhouse that currently houses Second Chance’s operations needs to be retired. It was never designed to function as a wildlife clinic, and the years have taken their toll. Staff struggles to make it work as best they can, but certain limitations simply cannot be surmounted.

The animal care rooms cannot be isolated from general foot traffic; the room for waterfowl and aquatic turtles does not have running water; and animals that must be kept under quarantine conditions, are housed in a walk-in closet.


Obstacles and inefficiencies at the farmhouse are myriad, but perhaps the worst problem is that, in the busy season, the center is constantly running out of room for incoming patients and has to improvise to accommodate all the animals people bring it.

Given the importance of its mission — and the high esteem in which the public holds this mission — it is clear that the time has come to find Second Chance Wildlife Center Inc. a new home, one that is worthy of the public’s confidence and the staff and volunteers’ diligent efforts.

Wild animals suffering from life-threatening injuries and orphaned babies unable to care for themselves need your help.  Help us help them by joining our team of supporters and by sharing this Crowdrise campaign with your friends, family, and loved ones.

Help us make our new facility a reality. Create or join a team and share our story today!

PHASE I - SITE DEVELOPMENT OR ACQUISITION 

This phase encompasses all engineering and architecture investigations for site development. Work includes architectural, mechanical and electrical design, civil engineering, structural and geotechnical engineering, civil to include preliminary grading studies, utilities, and storm water management. Site construction to include grading, paving utility connections and storm management facilities.





WHAT YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL GO TOWARD:


The goal for the new facility is to make a statement befitting an organization that is dedicated to nature’s wildlife. The new building will sit gently on the earth and give back all that it consumes. It will be passively heated, cooled, and lit; and all water will be produced via wells on site and returned to the earth. It will retain rainwater and reuse it on the site. It will harness the natural heat sink of the earth and the suns power to produce electricity, heat water, and provide daylighting thru out.

The structure will be constructed of renewable or recyclable materials and will have an extremely low carbon footprint. It will be a healthy environment for the animals and the people, by the use of large amounts of natural ventilation and no offgasing of volatile organic compounds, use of formaldehyde, or other harmful chemicals. Along the way, these efforts should enable the goal of LEED Platinum Certification and Net Zero Energy use.

All this is to be achieved without expensive construction techniques or materials, thru the most economical means, and taking into account total life cycle costs for energy and future maintenance.

We feel these goals are attainable and that the resulting facility will be a safe and healthy environment for both wildlife and humans and will result in very low consumption of the earths resources.









Founders’ Circle Campaign Recognition Opportunities


GOLD LEVEL — $100,000 – $1,000,000

Naming rights for library/meeting, surgery, treatment, or examination room to honor yourself or a loved one. Five rooms available.
GOLD LEVEL listing on the Founders’ Plaque in the main lobby of the new center
Exclusive private tour of the new facility for you and five guests led by center director Jim Monsma. (The center is not otherwise open for tours outside of the annual open house in November, when patients are few.)
Six free tickets to the black-tie grand opening dinner with center director and the board of directors
Special VIP seating for six at the ground breaking ceremony and celebratory luncheon for donors and government officials.



SILVER LEVEL — $50,000 – $99,999

Naming rights for one of the patios or animal rooms to honor yourself or a loved one. Thirteen rooms available.
SILVER LEVEL listing on the Founders’ Plaque in the main lobby of the new center
Exclusive private tour of the new facility for you and three guests led by center director Jim Monsma. (The center is not otherwise open for tours outside of the annual open house in November, when patients are few.)
Four free tickets to the black-tie grand opening dinner with center director and the board of directors
Special VIP seating for four at the ground breaking ceremony and celebratory luncheon for donors and government officials



BRONZE LEVEL — $10,000 – $49,999

BRONZE LEVEL listing on the Founders’ Plaque in the main lobby of the new center
Exclusive private tour of the new facility for you and a guest led by center director Jim Monsma. (The center is not otherwise open for tours outside of the annual open house in November, when patients are few.)
Two free tickets to the black-tie grand opening dinner with center director and the board of directors
Special VIP seating for two at the ground breaking ceremony and celebratory luncheon for donors and governmental officials



FRIEND LEVEL — $1,000 – $9,999

FRIEND LEVEL listing on the Founders’ Plaque in the main lobby of the new center
Two free tickets to the black-tie grand opening dinner with center director and the board of directors
Special VIP seating for two at the ground breaking ceremony and celebratory luncheon for donors and governmental officials






Phase I - Site development or acquisition - $800,000


This phase encompasses all engineering and architecture investigations for site development. Work includes architectural, mechanical and electrical design, civil engineering, structural and geotechnical engineering, civil to include preliminary grading studies, utilities, and storm water management. Site construction to include grading, paving utility connections and storm management facilities.



Phase II – Building Construction -$1,750,000


This phase includes all construction of the structure and interiors. Work to include foundations, framing, envelope, siding, roofing, solar panels, mechanical, plumbing and electrical. All interiors to include walls, doors, and finishes.



Phase III – Relocation and Fit Out - $600,000


Relocation from current facility as well as furniture procurement and installation. Medical equipment purchase and installation, telephone and data work, construction of outdoor enclosures, placement of educational exhibits and donor recognition plaques, wildlife-friendly landscaping.

Our new facility will be built to LEED Platinum standards.

We anticipate the energy use will be 50% below a project designed to meet current codes thru the use of variable refrigerant flow mechanical system, natural ventilation, super insulated exterior wall, roof, and floors. All lighting will be LED, but will hardly ever be needed during the day due to the use of daylight harvesting and solar tube lighting.

Actual reduced energy use should be offset 100% by the use of solar photovoltaic panels on the south facing roof. This should enable us to meet the Living Building net zero requirements which only a handful of buildings in the US have been able to meet.



The Team: $3,970 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Andrea Wittenhagen

Amount Raised

$100

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Rhonda McGaha Russo

Amount Raised

$50

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Allen Ingling

Amount Raised

$0

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Marty Nemec

Amount Raised

$0

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