From Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
November 28, 2019
Today is a day of reflection and celebration here at the Refuge. Today, we look back to all the wonderful things that our supporters have helped us accomplish since opening in 1992. We wanted to say a BIG roaring THANK YOU to both our old supporters, who have helped us create such a wonderful environment for our big cats to and bear to call home, and our brand new supporters who are eager to help us create a better future for big cats across the nation. Without your help, we couldn’t have built 60 large natural habitats, rescued hundreds of animals, or built our Jackson Memorial Veterinary Hospital. Without your continued support, we couldn’t have expanded our education program, started an advocacy program, or touched the lives of THOUSANDS of visitors every year! We are grateful for YOUR help in changing the world for big cats.
We are also grateful to all the people who cannot donate money, but donate time, resources, or just spend a few moments to help us spread the word and educate others about the plight of big cats; your help is crucial to ending the Big Cat Trade in the US. You are making a difference every time you talk to someone about Turpentine Creek and what you’ve learned through us.
And finally, we are grateful to all our team members and interns, both past and present. They work daily to ensure that the animals that call our Refuge home have everything they need to thrive here. Every team member is vital to our mission: animal care, office, education, lodging, maintenance, gift shop, and everyone in between. It takes all of us to make sure that the Refuge is running properly, the animals are cared for, and that we have the funds to care for these animals.
As you spend today with your friends and family celebrating this day of thanks please keep in mind that it is only through your generous donations that we are able to provide such amazing lives for the animals in our care. Please keep us in mind during Giving Tuesday (THIS Tuesday on December 3rd). On that day of international giving, we are asking our supporters to rally behind us and raise $40,000 to provide the best lives possible for our animal residents.
Mark your calendars and join us all day on our social media channels as we fundraise. We will be offering milestone prize giveaways (at $5,000, $10,000, $15,000, $20,000, $25,000, $30,000, $35,000 & $40,000) to celebrate your contributions to our cause. It will be a fun and eventful day where we can all gather together and celebrate the amazing accomplishments that you have helped us make.
Every little bit helps! $5, $10, $100, or more! If you are an early riser, you can even try to double your donation by donating through Facebook at 8am EST (7am CST, 6am MST, 5am PST). Facebook will be offering up a $7m matching donation while it lasts. Last year it went in SECONDS, so you have to be ready to donate through Facebook at exactly 8 am EST December 3rd to possibly qualify.
Please join us on Facebook, even if you cannot donate on Giving Tuesday. Liking, sharing, or commenting on our social media posts will help us reach a larger audience as well as give you the chance to win one of the amazing giveaways that we will be offering that day. We hope to see you there!