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Friday, December 10, 2010

Volunteers needed!

Hello, wonderful people!

We are looking for as many volunteers as possible to help us clean our new center in Louisville this weekend.  If we can finish the cleaning this weekend, we can move on to painting and replacing carpet, and hopefully getting the furniture in, all before the new year!

Can you come help us this weekend?

We will be at the center in Louisville (just 10 minutes south of the Sapp Brothers exit in Omaha) at the following times:

Saturday, December 11th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday, December 12th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Please let Laura know ASAP if you can help (nebraskawildlife@yahoo.com), and she will send you a confirmation e-mail with directions to the new center as well as the name of the person you should check in with when you get there.  

We can't make the new center a success without you, so please come and help! Snacks and beverages will be provided!

Thank you so much!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


We have a new home!!

The generosity of Ash Grove in Louisville, NE has allowed NWRI our very own 4,500 square foot habitat. Our new Wildlife Operations and Education Center is located just 10 miles off the Sapp Brothers Exit on Highway 50.

You can read about our new center, and all of the exciting things happening in our new newsletter, which is now available online here.

NWRI is poised to grow immensely now that we have a center! We will be growing in all areas - animal care, education, school projects, university internships and conservation partnerships.  Now is the time to get involved in this amazing and rewarding organization!

First, we need your financial support to cover the costs of running a center.  To help us towards this goal, some generous donors have issued a challenge grant to you!  (Yes, you!)  They will match every donation, dollar for dollar, made to NWRI in the month of December, up to $10,000.  This is the perfect opportunity to make your gift to our wildlife go even farther! Please donate through our PayPal link on the NWRI website.

(You can also set-up recurring donations from a credit or debit card to make your gift last year-round!  If you’d like to do this, just e-mail us at nebraskawildlife@yahoo.com and we’d be happy to send one to help you fulfill your gift!)

Second, we need your time! Over the next several weeks, we are going to be cleaning, painting and moving into the new building. Our first cleaning sessions will be Tuesday, December 6th and Wednesday, December 7th, from 4-8 PM both days. If you’re interested in coming and lending a hand, please us know at nebraskawildlife@yahoo.com or call Laura at 960-4366 so we know to expect you. Then, please watch the Events calendar on our Web site to find out when we’re going to be there, and what we’ll be doing. The more people who can help out, the faster we will be up and running in our new center! If you can clean, paint, vacuum, or move furniture, we need you!

Then, starting in January, we are going to start training volunteers to staff our hotline from the building. This will be a great job for anyone who wants to learn everything about our native wildlife, as well as NWRI as an organization. We would like volunteers who can commit to a 4-hour per week shift at the center in Louisville. It is intensely interesting and fulfilling work.

In February, we will start NWRI animal training for anyone who wants to rehabilitate wildlife. We need more animal rehabbers in almost every species, including squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, songbirds and waterfowl. This is an in-home volunteer opportunity, so volunteers do need to be able to care for wildlife in their homes.

Lastly, we need wildlife transporters to move wildlife from the Nebraska Humane Society to whomever will be caring for it. This is a one day per week commitment year-round, lasting maybe just 45 minutes to an hour in the winter, and up to three hours in the summer. It’s a fantastic job for someone who wants to learn a lot about wildlife, but can't care for animals in their home.

This is an incredibly exciting time to be involved with Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, and we hope you will join us in our new adventure as we expand to serve more of our homeland through our love for animals. It's been a long and winding road, and we know we are here because people like you care about the importance of wildlife. Thank you for all you do!

Please, make a donation to help Nebraska’s wildlife today! Remember – this holiday season your gift will go twice as far! If you donate in December, your donation will be doubled by a matching grant!

If you have any questions about donating or would like to volunteer, please let us know.

We, and the animals, appreciate your support!
Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. needs a home of our own to care for more animals and provide hands-on educational programs for the students of Nebraska. WE NEED YOUR HELP to make our dream a reality! Please donate today! Interested in learning more about "A Home of Our Own", click here.
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