We are participating in Give Hastings Day and Go Big GIVE Day through Grand Island and Give to Lincoln Day. Give Hastings Day and Go Big GIVE through Grand Island are both on May 1, 2015. Give to Lincoln Day is May 28, 2015.
From now until April 30th, you can go online to GoBigGIVE.org and pre-pledge to WRT. On the top of the page is the Leaderboard tab and you can use that to locate WRT's campaign page.
Go to Givehastings.org on May 1 to donate. If you would rather donate in person - stop by the Hastings Community Foundation office at 800 W. 3rd Street, Suite 232 from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and let them help you with your donation.
Some members had the idea to pay their membership dues during the Give Days, and that is a great idea! What happens on these days is that all money donated to WRT receives matching donation funds.
WRT will have a table at the Mall in Grand Island on May 1st. Come and see us!
Thank you in advance to all of these great groups for giving us the chance to help wildlife!
For 24 hours on May 1 and May 28 you can donate to WRT. Beginning on May 1, you can go online to Give to Lincoln Day and pledge your amount as if it was May 28th. So you can plan ahead and still make a difference for these animals!
BABIES ARE STARTING TO ARRIVE! We have been getting in baby bunnies, squirrels, raccoons and fox kits! We have had calls from all across the state - Norfolk, Bellevue, Nebraska City, Grand Island and Kearney. Our volunteers have been busy coordinating the phone calls, the transport and the animal care.
Check out the Recent Rescues Blog to read some updates on our Fox.
Wild Adventure Day Saturday April 25, 2015
Wild Adventure Day at Pioneers Park Nature Center in Lincoln is tomorrow! Sponsored by Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center and Nebraska Wildlife Federation, this is a free, fun, family-friendly day of outdoor activities. Join them for about two dozen hands-on outdoor activities, learn how to create a Monarch Waystation, what critters live in your creek, how to create a fairy garden, see live snakes, hike through a native prairie, and lots more!!
Activities run from 10 am to 2 pm. Food vendors will be available, or bring your own picnic lunch. Help them honor our Wildlife Week Poster contest winners at noon at the Prairie Building. Worried about rain? Don't be! If bad weather arrives, activities will be moved indoors to the Prairie Building and Chet Ager Nature Center.
What is Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. ?
Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. is a non-profit, all volunteer-based organization dedicated to the raising and rehabilitating of orphaned and injured wildlife from the state of Nebraska, with the goal being to release them back into the wild.
Our volunteers are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, including all holidays. The Hotline Number is a 24 hour answering service available for after hours, to take messages. There are some volunteers that are available for after-hours care, depending on the type of animal. Please call the Hotline if you have questions about a wild animal, need assistance with an injured or orphaned animal or you would like more information on becoming a member of WRT!
During the spring and summer months our volunteers are very busy with animal care. If there is any way you can transport the animal to a WRT member, it would be very helpful and much appreciated. The on-call person can direct you to the closest WRT volunteer available based on your location.
If you have any questions or concerns about injured or orphaned wildlife, please call the Hotline at (402) 473-1951.
Working under state and federal permits, Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. is a non-profit, independent, all volunteer-based organization dedicated to raising and rehabilitating Nebraska's orphaned and injured wildlife for the eventual release back into their natural habitat. Wildlife Rescue Team, Inc. operates with no federal, state or city funding, but depends totally upon private contributions, membership fees and donations of supplies and services. No salaries are paid to any member of WRT.
Or, send your donations to: WRT P.O. Box 80127 Lincoln, Ne 68501