we would like to wish everyone a new year filled with quiet reflection and positive intent. . .
2016 will be our 13th year rehabilitating and releasing orphaned and injured wildlife in northeastern Minnesota. We have volunteered our time throughout this entire period, giving priority to the animals in regards to our employment schedules.
Everything that is accomplished here only happens because of donations, whether it comes from us or from you! All of this collective compassion is what guides an orphaned animal that comes through our door to their final release into their natural habitat. These animals are literally given a second chance because someone cares! It doesn't get any better than that.
Raccoons have a special place in our hearts. They are not a popular species, nor are they an endangered one. Perhaps these are a couple of the reasons why we work with them. They are common animals who live among us, that sometimes run into trouble and require a helping hand. Just like you or me.
Fundraisers on our website generally support our operating costs, such as utilities, gasoline used for picking up animals or supplies, office items, and also anything that is needed directly for the animals, like milk replacement formula, syringes, bottles and nipples, heating pads, plastic pools, garden hoses for fresh water, etc. For bigger projects like the nursery building, I write grant proposals.
Every time you shop Amazon.com, you can simultaneously help us by entering their portal at AmazonSmile and choosing our charity to support. Amazon will award us a percentage of the proceeds. It is just that easy!
Please think of us throughout the year when you have some extra change and want to make a difference in an animal's life. There is always something we are in need of or want to improve upon! Please mention us to your "animal" friends.
We are small, and in this big world, we do small things. But, the things we do have big, positive, reverberations, BIG energy. Every time you take compassionate action in thought and deed to help where help is needed, this loving energy is multiplied. You just can't beat the good vibes that glow throughout your entire being when you give of yourself. And that, is exactly how we feel here at Raccoon River Bend.
HAPPY NEW YEAR........
Regina and Matt