NOVEMBER 27, 2018
safety guys is proud to support sandy pines wildlife center
With #GivingTuesday coming up fast on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 we have been inspired to help the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre who are in desperate need to finish their barn before winter sets in #beforethesnowflies. Hayley Clark, daughter of owners, Paul and Brenda, has been donating her time on Saturdays to help with the rebuild.
Hayley is excited and passionate about helping this local charity and we are inspired by her enthusiasm. It was an easy decision to try and help the dedicated people at Sandy Pines who care for thousands of wild birds, animals and reptiles every year.
So, we are reaching out to you, our talented clients, local contractors and associations to see if we can round up some much needed cash and volunteers to help finish the build #beforethesnowflies. We have a plan:
To donate net proceeds on #GivingTuesday
We will be donating the proceeds of our Working at Heights public course in Kingston to Sandy Pines on #GivingTuesday, Tuesday, November 27. If you need WAH, please sign up now.
Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre owner scrambles to get barn built before winter
By Sharmeen Somani Global News
Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee is a place where injured and orphaned wildlife are treated and released back into the wild. The centre sees over 3,400 mammals, bird and reptiles on a yearly basis.
But after losing the barn to a fire in January, the centre’s owner is scrambling to get the new barn finished before winter.
“When there is a foot of snow on the ground and it’s minus 20 Celsius, you can’t put a sick fox outside,” said owner Sue Meech. “You have to have them in a sheltered, heated area.”
READ MORE: Fire destroys barn at Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee
After the barn burned to the ground, Meech had no other option but to build a new one. Her insurance company covered one-fourth of the cost and she managed to raise funds for the rest. A contractor had also stepped up and decided to help Meech through this tough time by giving her a break in costs, but since June, he has been in the hospital after suffering an accident.
Time is not on her side either, as the winter season is right around the corner.
“Working at a wildlife centre is like working at the emergency at a hospital,” Meech said. “You don’t know what’s coming, but you have to be prepared”.
Meech is reaching out to the community in hopes of finding another contractor who can pick up where the other worker left off. The centre also has a number of fundraisers lined up before the end of the year to help pay for any additional costs.
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