Thanks to our awesome donors and supporters, we have somehow made it through 2020 during this ongoing of this global crisis. We are now looking to 2021 and thinking seriously about what we can do and how we can survive. A struggling economy means there is again mounting pressure on our forests, communities and local elephant owners, meaning our help is needed more than ever. We must push forward and to do so we still need your help!
How can you help from home?
If you are already reading this, then you are heading in the right direction, and by providing financial support to not only the elephants that have retired at the EVP, but for the community whose land, livelihoods and support systems depend on them also, this is an immense help.
It is costing us roughly $15,000-18,000 USD per month to keep the sanctuary running, the elephants fed, mahouts paid and to support the community through this crisis. We have been offered $4000 USD per month critical relief funds from the amazing World Animal Protection, and we receive around $1000 per month from individual elephant sponsors (you guys all rock!) – but we still need to find the rest.
With your contribution, together we can continue to provide the highest quality of care for all the elephants at the EVP in ensuring that these turbulent times do not affect their day to day routine. We can also try to honor our long-standing commitment to the community, through our health care access program and livelihoods, but only if we secure enough funding to continue these programs.
Every single penny counts. So donate, send the link to your loved ones, friends and family and together let’s make a difference!