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Parrot Rescue gets grant!

Postby Pajarita » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:35 pm

This is article about the Iowa Parrot rescue and what they will do with the $50,000 grant they got from the DJ&T Foundation to upgrade their birds housing. The best part of this story is the fact that a parrot rescue got such a wonderful grant! I don't know of any other rescue which has gotten one ( they always have to make do with private donations) so the fact that this happened indicates a heightened awareness of the plight of parrots in captivity and their rescues! Great news!!!

http://globegazette.com/news/state-and- ... 9fdf2.html
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Re: Parrot Rescue gets grant!

Postby DanaandPod » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:40 pm

The Rhode Island rescue could sure use a grant. After taking in over a hundred parrots in horrific conditions from a CT hoarder a year ago.
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Re: Parrot Rescue gets grant!

Postby liz » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:08 am

They need to set up a "Go Fund Me" account. Then announce it in critter forums.

People of the lower middle class and even the edge of poverty level would donate even if it was $5 a month. Those $5s would add up once it gets on a roll. I know I would. To many it is just ridiculous to write a check for $5 but would do it on line bill pay.

Something emotional has kept me from going to church for many years now. I send my tithe by on line banking to the TV ministers who teach me. My 10% is set on auto bill pay and is taken out of my account on the 3rd of the month. I would be able to make small payments to GO Fund Me.
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Re: Parrot Rescue gets grant!

Postby Navre » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:09 am

We have dome the GoFundMe thing a few times. People have been generous. I think they want to keep from hitting up the same people over and over.
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Re: Parrot Rescue gets grant!

Postby Navre » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:13 am

They did this giving grid thing, too.

https://www.givinggrid.com/ripr/?rc=

I don't know why it won't take donations anymore. It must have expired.
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Re: Parrot Rescue gets grant!

Postby Navre » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:23 am

The link is bad, Paj. I'll try to find the story. It's good news for sure.
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Re: Parrot Rescue gets grant!

Postby Pajarita » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:14 am

It's because it's a newspaper. They just don't keep the articles up forever... Here is another link about it that is still up: http://muscatinejournal.com/news/local/ ... f3cf7.html

Has your rescue applied for a grant, John? There aren't that many for bird rescues but I would imagine it's just a matter of applying to every single one that gives to dog and cat rescues and convince them of the need, no? This one was from the Bob Barker Foundation...
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Re: Parrot Rescue gets grant!

Postby Navre » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:37 pm

I missed that it was a post from last October. I do remember reading that story. I believe they have applied for many grants. Most are smaller. I think we have gotten a few.
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Re: Parrot Rescue gets grant!

Postby liz » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:26 pm

I do automatic bill pay for my tithe and life insurance right off the top before paying other bills once a month. I would gladly start with and every month $5 in hopes my finances change so I can do more. Loosing $5 for a good cause will not hurt me. I just regret I can not do more at this time.
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