1st Priority & Search Recovery
1st Priority Search & Recovery Has been established to help find Missing and Abducted Children and Adults. We help parents search for their runaway children for they are in harms way when their on the streets. 1st Priority's only goals and incentives are to find missing persons...and bring them home. We are available 24 hours daily and can be reached @ (979) 402-6020 or (979) 645-1177 Finding and bringing home Missing persons is... 1st Priority 1st Priority Search & Recovery is a Houston,Galveston,Grimes County based,non-profit organization that searches for missing or abducted persons. Our team is made up of dedicated volunteers who assist law enforcement agencies, families and friends in locating and recovering missing or abducted persons. Although missing children are our highest priority, we also search for missing adults that are mentally challenged, or Alzheimer's patients ... or someone that may suffer from some other type of mental illness.
We would use the vehicle for the search of a missing person or a child.It is very inportant, When a chlid or a adult is missing or abducted we our racing against time. We can haul our horse trailer and the 4 wheelers for searches. We can use it to bring our equipment to set up a command center. Right now we are asking people to help in these areas when we are called on a search. This is one of our wishes to have a good vehicle that can do the job. Bringing families back together is 1st PRIORITY. We are available 7 days, a week 24 hours a day when a call from any family member or law enforcement that needs us. Thank you, Amgel Garcia 1st Priority Search & Recovery
4 Paws For Ability
4 Paws For Ability, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, enriches and in many cases saves the lives of children with disabilities and veterans by placing highly trained service dogs to provide companionship and promote independent living.
Our service dogs are constantly on the go! Whether traveling out to the field to practice their potentially life-saving tracking skills or going into the community serving as an educational ambassador, having safe and reliable transportation is crucial. This Toyota would be used as the primary vehicle for 4 Paws staff to transport our dogs to educational demonstrations/talks about the ways they can save the lives of children with life-threatening disabilities. The comfort, safety and well-being of these amazing animals is paramount to 4 Paws, as we prepare them for their important work in assisting children and veterans with disabilities. 4 Paws would wrap the vehicle with the Toyota 100 Cars for Good logo.
4K for Cancer
The 4K for Cancer is a 4,000 mile charity bicycle ride across the United States to raise money and support communities affected by cancer. Three teams of 30 college-aged riders will bike from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to Portland, San Francisco, or Seattle. Each ride covers over 4,000 miles of diverse terrain, and includes countless awe-inspiring sights along the route. The 4K for Cancer is the most unique life-changing experience available to young adults. We will stay in 178 host communities on our ride. Our riders share their connection to the cancer fight and to play a part in uniting and inspiring these communities to overcome the challenges posed by this destructive disease. By forging these connections across the country and celebrating the lives of loved ones touched by cancer, 4K riders do their part in the fight against cancer. All donations go to support the mission of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Learn more at 4Kforcancer.org!
The 4K needs a new Toyota. A new vehicle would be a tool we could use year round to help 1000's of individuals, affected by cancer from the East Coast to the West Coast. During the summer, the new vehicle would be used for community service transport. A vehicle would allow select riders to travel directly to patients and make a difference in their lives. In the past, we have cooked dinners cancer patients undergoing treatment, washed wigs for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment, and assisted at cancer camps for children. During the rest of the year, the vehicle would allow prospective riders to shuttle to various community service events in the Maryland area. ILast year we hosted a holiday gift drive, which helped to deliver gifts to 92 families for the holidays. The vehicle would also facilitate the transportation of 4K for Cancer representatives to local hospitals where we provide services for cancer patients.
A Child's Place of Charlotte
ACP helps homeless children have as normal a school experience as possible while life outside of school is far from normal. Many of the ways homelessness affects children impact their ability to attend, participate and progress in school, denying them the education that could lead to a future outside of poverty. ACP social work staff work seamlessly in Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools (CMS) to remove barriers to education so homeless children can succeed in school and, ultimately, in life. Our services address elements which influence student success: attendance, health, behavior and ability to read and perform math at grade level. CMS identified 4,711 homeless students during the last school year; ACP assisted 2,355 of them. 97% of children who received ACP services for 3+ months were promoted to the next grade. ACP is the only nonprofit in Mecklenburg County, NC, and perhaps the nation, laser focused on homeless children's academic success.
Transportation plays a critical role in ACP's work and in the lives of our client homeless families. ACP does not own any vehicles nor do 90% of our client families. Many generous donations that help ACP meet homeless students' basic needs are collected through community drives. Delivering the thousands of donated items to our social workers in the schools is currently borne by ACP staff in their personal vehicles. A Toyota Sienna minivan with its removable seats would make a big difference. ACP volunteers help develop activities during out-of-school days for groups of client children who are at the greatest risk or have specific needs such as new shoes or dental care. When donated vehicles are not available, ACP must rent them at considerable cost, something we can ill afford. With our own 7 to 8-passenger Toyota Sienna minivan, ACP could more easily transport more of our client children to meet basic needs such as these or perhaps even some just plain fun activities, too.
A New Way of Life
The mission of A New Way of Life Reentry Project (ANWOL) is to help women and girls break the cycle of entrapment in the criminal justice system and lead healthy and satisfying lives.
Numerous studies have shown that when formerly incarcerated individuals are able to access shelter and personalized support services, they are far less likely to return to a state of incarceration. When a woman is released after a period of incarceration, we provide transportation from a prison or jail directly to our reentry homes. This serves as a direct intervention to help her avoid potential victimization from being on the streets. When she comes to us, she will have nothing beyond the clothing she is wearing. Not only do we provide shelter and food, we also offer case management services to assist her with navigating helping systems. While she is participating in our program, we also provide transportation to help her access the services needed as self-identified in her service plan. During 2012, we served 57 women and 16 children through our reentry homes. On average, 7 out of every 10 women who receive our services are able to make successful community reentries.
Abused Women's Aid In Crisis
Our mission is to provide domestic violence safe shelter and intervention. We intervene in the cycle of violence with safe shelter for women and their children, support and advocacy for all family members, and community education. We work to empower all those affected by domestic violence so that they can make positive decisions about their lives. AWAIC provides confidential individual and group support for individuals who have experienced emotional, physical, and /or sexual abuse within their intimate or family relationships.
We currently use our donated truck daily for various tough jobs and sadly, our truck’s days are numbered. Our truck is used on a daily basis for some very tough jobs that keep our participants safe and healthy and keep our shelter running. We can’t leave out the fact that Alaska roads are rough, snowy and very icy for a major part of the year. Many large donations are picked up with our truck that can be used for our participants to start out at their new residence. Most of the women who stay at our shelter leave everything behind so they are able to escape their abuser quickly and safely. When they move on to a new residence, our truck provides assistance in moving any items that they need to relocate. A new Toyota Tundra would mean that we don’t have to worry about our truck not starting and replacing old, expensive parts. Having a reliable, durable vehicle will help keep the women and children in our shelter safe and moving on to a positive way of life.
Acadiana Humane Society
We are a no-kill shelter in Louisiana that cares for pets; but our work goes beyond that. We take in pets as funds and space will allow; they are strays, abandoned, or saved from kill shelters. We tend to all their needs until they’re adopted. We hold adoptions at local pet stores. We have a Pet Food Bank and financial aid for low income homes to spay and neuter their pets. Our mission is to make the world a better place for pets by working with other animal rescue groups to give food, shelter, and medical care to animals looking for permanent homes. We also try to prevent animal cruelty and end the use of euthanasia by teaching the public about spaying and neutering their pets.
Our animal rescue is in need of a new vehicle to pick up strays and go to local kill shelters to save animals in danger of euthanasia. We would also use it to transport animals to the vet for medical care and to adoption events in the community. A new vehicle could also be used to pick up animals and take them to the vet for our low income spaying and neutering program, then return them to their homes, as well as to transport feral cats for spaying or neutering. Another use for a new vehicle would be to deliver free pet food to families who participate in our Pet Food Bank and are facing financial troubles. Volunteers could also use the vehicle to bring pets to their new homes.
ACDS - Association for Children with Down Syndrome
ACDS is dedicated to providing lifetime resources of exceptional quality, innovation and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. As Long Island’s leading service provider for individuals with disabilities, ACDS provides a continuum of year-round programs and services that meet the needs of families and children throughout their lifetimes. Services offered by ACDS include Early Intervention, day care, preschool, special education and clinical services for children, from infancy to age 5; individualized residential services (IRA) for adults age 21 and over; and evening and weekend recreation and socialization services for kids, teens & adults.
We have 8 group homes that house adult residents with developmental disabilities. We strive to help our residents live self-sufficient lives and achieve full integration into the community. Our residents are involved in many activities so that they may experience a typical life as much as possible. Not having enough transportation makes it hard to schedule appointments, visits home and shopping trips as well as have them attend the activities they choose. Two of our group homes only have one vehicle which makes things very difficult. The addition of a new Toyota would help us transport our residents and it would increase the quality of their lives and give them additional independence.
Since 1980 Adaptive Aquatics has been a 501c-3 Nonprofit Organization dedicated to the introduction, teaching & advancement of adapted water sports for disAbled Children, disAbled Adults & Wounded Warrior Veterans. DisAbled participants range in age from 2 to 80+ years old. Among the many benefits for the disAbled individual, water sports has proven to be an excellent activity to increase one’s overall fitness and health. It also builds self-confidence, autonomy and a sense of well-being.
The vehicle would be front and center at the Adaptive Aquatics facility as we would use it for all transfers of the water sports equipment (boat, jet ski, adaptive ski equipment & facility related supplies) to help us continue the mission of Adaptive Aquatics. Not only will it serve as an excellent tow and transfer vehicle, but help with fundraising as we do not charge the disabled participants that come to the Adaptive Aquatics programs.We currently go help other organizations run their adapted water sports programs at different sites & need to occasionally transport equipment to those sites to serve the disabled participants.I am in a wheelchair myself & I would promote the vehicle to other disabled individuals as they could see how I would use it in the organizations activities. The vehicle would be displayed at all Adaptive Aquatics events.Our Wounded Warrior Veterans would also be interested in seeing how we use the vehicle to serve their purposes as they return to civilian life.
Agape Outreach Homes
Agape Outreach Homes is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been providing housing and care for mentally ill men for more than 30 years. Agape is a Greek word meaning “unconditional love”, and Agape Outreach Homes exists to extend this love to our clients and community. We serve 24 adult men through education/training, and resources and opportunities (GED, jobs, college). Agape Outreach Homes gives an individual the support needed to make a successful transition back into society.
Agape Outreach Homes has three 24/7 supervised homes on two properties and four independent living homes. We are constantly needing vehicles to carry groceries (840 meals/week and 43,680 meals/year), building/maintenance materials, donations from our community, resident outing supplies, and other items such as toiletries and cleaning supplies. If additional space is needed for any reason, we would need the ability to pull a trailer (we have two trailers). When an individual "graduates" into independent living, we would need a vehicle to help carry donated furniture and houseware items to their new home or apartment.
Perpetrators of domestic violence often hurt family pets to control and intimidate their victims. Ahimsa House, Inc. - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose name means "nonviolence" - is dedicated to helping the human and animal victims of domestic violence across Georgia reach safety together. In order to serve victims statewide, Ahimsa House launched the Emergency Animal Safehouse Services program, which houses animals via a network of foster homes and boarding facilities across the state. To date, Ahimsa House has provided over 19,000 nights of safe, confidential shelter for pets in need. We have been able to reunite 85% of our clients with their pets once everyone was safe.
Transporting pets to safety is a large piece of what Ahimsa House does. Last year Ahimsa House completed 142 transports across the state of Georgia. Ahimsa House staff and volunteers currently use personal cars to transport pets. Most people do not have large enough vehicles to transport large animals, crates, and the other supplies that must go with the pets. A Toyota Highlander Hybrid would allow us to keep pets safe and COMFORTABLE while we get them to safety and keep us from going insane by trying to fit everything in tiny cars and making multiple trips.
Alaska Assistance Dogs
Alaska Assistance Dogs is a non-profit organization that provides professionally trained service dogs to people with special needs including Autism, Mobility needs and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We also incorporate service dog training into therapeutic programs to improve the lives of all people ranging from preschool to adults. Our staff is 100% volunteer including our licenced therapist and certified trainers.
A key component of our program is transporting our service dogs to different venues for our therapeutic service dog training groups. Every day we travel up to and sometimes over 100 miles just to reach our clients. By having a new Toyota Highlander we can travel in one vehicle instead of two and the money saved will be able to go towards new groups. We will be able to reach more clients! Right now we have a ford ranger and it has over 360,000 miles on it and we spend over 4 hours just making the trips to transport all the dogs to the venues...Need I say more?
Alaska Christian College
Alaska Christian College was formed in 2001 to provide Native Alaskan students a bridge between rural life in the off-road villages of northern & western Alaska and post-secondary education. ACC offers a safe learning environment with tutoring, mentoring, counseling and classes where students come to know themselves as individuals and as members of the community of Christ. Over the last ten years, ACC has empowered more than 250 students to pursue excellence as followers of Christ. ACC alumni have turned lives burdened with pain, fear and hopelessness into bright futures in teaching, preaching, business, industry, and even the US Navy! We praise God for His faithfulness!
The typical Alaska Christian College student is different from the usual college student profile--most come from villages with no road access to the rest of the state. They travel hundreds of miles by air to come to ACC--often the first time they've left their village! Our five vans take students to medical appointments, school activities, to the local recreation centers and to Anchorage (150 miles away) as students to fly to and from school. The vans are well loved, and well used! Gasoline prices are at least 10% higher here in Alaska than anywhere in the lower 48 states. A new hybrid will save money, and help us transport the new students we'll add in the fall--Please Vote ACC!
Aleethia Foundation, a small 501c3 all volunteer organization, supports the newly injured service members recovering at local military hospitals. Our mission is to support these patients with short term therapeutic recreation. Doctors have determined that it is beneficial for the newly injured service members to get out of the hospital occasionally. Since October 2003, Aleethia has provided Friday Night Dinners. The patients and family members are invited to a dinner held in private rooms of upscale restaurants. Since all attendees are patients or family members of patients, they can learn to adapt to physical changes without feeling uncomfortable through this healing and learning process.
Aleethia’s main focus is on the newly injured service members. It is not uncommon for a patient to need to go back to the hospital early during the Friday Night Dinners. This Toyota vehicle will provide wheelchair accessible transportation for injured service members. They have very sensitive injuries and a smaller vehicle would have better suspension than the bus and make this a more comfortable ride. There are numerous occasions when a patient needs transportation to other events. We could provide that transportation with this vehicle and a volunteer driver. It will be a helpful, cost effective way for us to further assist newly wounded, injured and ill service members. www.Aleethia.org
All Hands Volunteers
Volunteers are the heart and soul of All Hands. While most disaster relief organizations tell “spontaneous volunteers” to stay home and send money, we provide everyone the opportunity to help. Volunteers leave their lives behind and come from around the world to give hope to survivors, clear debris, support other organizations and find creative solutions to problems on the ground. They come together to work tirelessly six days a week in extreme conditions and they do it for free. This not only enriches the life of the volunteer and the community they are helping, it is one of the most cost-effective models for providing humanitarian assistance. The estimated $20 it costs to keep one volunteer in the field for one day gets turned into an estimated $126.28 worth of donated work. All Hands plans to grow until all willing passionate persons who want to assist in the rebuilding of communities struck by disasters are enabled to do so.
Any Toyota would be great, but a Toyota Tundra would be amazing. With its 4-wheel drive and powerful engine, the Tundra would provide us with fast, reliable access to areas devastated by natural disasters. The Tundra would act as an office to our assessment team, until they set up a project base. Then it would allow us to safely and efficiently move volunteers in its roomy cab and our tools in its huge bed. It would let us to load debris and haul it to where it can be properly disposed. In addition to what the Tundra was engineered for, it will also save us a ton of cash, which in turn would allow us to spread our reach and benefit even more people. Disaster victims benefit by having their hope renewed when they see their homes, schools and communities being rebuilt by volunteers from around the world. Volunteers who contribute their sweat and tears benefit by helping others while enhancing their existing skills and developing many new ones.
ALL PET RESCUE, INC
The mission of our organization is to provide safe haven to those animals that have been misplaced,lost,sick or elderly. Those animals that are in need of a second chance. Just needing a little more time to find that new home. We believe in making a difference in the lives of each animal that arrives on our doorstep concentrating on quality care and quality adoptions
Our mission is to make sure our animals come first. From their living quarters, comfort level and health. Although we are a small operation, I do believe in five years we have made a difference by educating the general public about our mission and how important it is to spread the word about the importance of spaying/neutering. We established an affordable low cost spay/neuter program ourselves to provide to the public. A vehicle graphically designed soley to spread the word about animal overpopulation and the solutions that are available would be so important to us. A van that could be used as a transport vehicle used soley for the transport of our animals, to and from the vet, attendance at community functions and most important, the transport of animals needing immediate rescue and safe haven would be most important to our operations in spreading the word about rescue.
American Children's Society, Inc.
We were formed for the purpose of improving the quality of life for children suffering from cancer. Some with little hope of ever reaching their teenage years. Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death among children in the United States. Thousands of young children are diagnosed with cancer in this country alone each year, and these numbers are steadily on the rise. We are dedicated to collaborating with hospitals, medical centers and other children’s organizations to identify those families most distressed financially as a direct result of the child’s malignancy in order to assist them with medical bills, treatments, equipment, transportation needs and other overwhelming household expenses.
A new Toyota Sienna Mobility van would be used to assist families in need of transportation. Having a van that is equipped for wheelchair access would make transportation so much easier. Having the reliability of a new Toyota would give us peace of mind when we are transporting ill children. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family is affected. Most times, one or both parents leave their job to focus on and take care of what is most important, their ill child. Trying to get them the best treatment centers sometimes means traveling to far away hospitals and medical facilities. All of this and more takes a heavy toll on the entire family. We are dedicated to collaborating with hospitals, medical centers and other children’s organizations to identify those families most distressed financially as a direct result of the child’s malignancy in order to assist them with medical bills, treatments, equipment, transportation needs and other overwhelming household expenses.
American Red Cross, Minot, ND
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Through this program, the Minn-Kota Region of the American Red Cross would use a new vehicle to replace a fleet vehicle destroyed during the historic 2011 Western North Dakota floods. This vehicle would help us carry out our mission of responding to local disasters; teaching preparedness, health & safety courses; transporting of local volunteers; and assisting other community organizations. This donation is critical to our continued success. It will help alleviate the financial burden that is placed upon our volunteers who use their own vehicles to provide essential Red Cross services.
Anderson Animal Shelter
Anderson Animal Shelter was started in 1966 by a group of volunteers looking to make a difference in the lives of companion animals. Over the years the shelter has transitioned from a traditional community animal shelter to one of the most progressive humane societies of its kind. Anderson Animal Shelter currently helps approximately 2,500 animals each year. The shelter operates under a maximum-adoptability philosophy and is dedicated to eliminating the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable, animals. Every adoptable animal at the shelter is cared for as long as it takes to locate a loving forever home.
Our motto at Anderson Animal Shelter is “Where every animal gets every chance!” This motto is a reflection of our mission and helps guide our organizations day to day activities. Getting a car donated to us would help us take this motto and apply it within our community by allowing us to transport animals from high-kill facilities, helping transport animals to and from specialty veterinary appointments, and by giving us the means to pick up donations from community partners. All of this in turn helps us save more animals, and give even more animals every chance for a forever home.
Anderson Humane Society
The Anderson County Humane Society, located in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, works to enrich the lives of both two and four-legged members of our community through care, education and support. We are committed to providing food, shelter and medical care to homeless, neglected or abused animals while we work to find them a "forever home". We seek to elevate the behaviors and beliefs of people in order to enhance the quality of life for companion animals. We believe that animals can enrich and positively affect the lives of the people in our community in countless ways. Therefore, through our adoption placements we strive to complete families, one furry friend at a time!
Anderson County, where our animal shelter and is located, is a rural community in Central Kentucky. As is common in most rural areas, nothing is within walking distance. We only have one staff member, everyone else is volunteer. Given this reality, the ability to have a reliable and practical vehicle would greatly enhance our ability to better serve our community. Some of the ways a vehicle would help us include: facilitate innumerable trips to vets' offices; pickup donated supplies; transport animals to areas with higher adoption demand; include more animals for adoption events; bring "ambassador" animals for educational outreach; and increase our ability to conduct fundraising events.
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue is a 501c3 non profit horse rescue dedicated to saving horses bound for slaughter for human consumption. We also assist in cases of equine abuse, neglect and abandonment. We are a Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries Accredited Horse Facility and run an awesome rescue and adoption program. We pull horses out of the kill pen at auctions, retrain them for new careers and carefully place them into loving homes. We have been rescuing horses in need since January 2004. We started Mattie's Legacy Fund to help horse owners feed & care for their horses in times of need. We started a billboard awareness campaign to raise awareness about horse slaughter.
"The Ugly Truck" is over 20 years old; time & hard work have taken its toll, beyond repair, it is in dire need of replacement . We use it every single day and rely on it to move hay, move grain, move equipment, plow the driveway during snow storms & on and on. The list of duties that our pickup is used to perfom is quite long and it is no longer able to hold up to the daily demands of rescue chores. It is continually breaking down & in need of repair. Once we broke down while picking up a load of grain from the feed store. It broke down in their loading dock area & had to be towed out, not just embarrassing but costly. A new Toyota Tundra will save us valuable time & money!
Angel Wings Foundation
The Angel Wings Foundation was established with the sole purpose of enhancing the lives of those affected by epilepsy and allowing them to reach their full potential by living independently in the community.
Angel Wings vision is to create sustainable housing for adults with epilepsy. Epilepsy manifests in many different forms: 70% of those diagnosed receive good seizure control and 30% continue to have seizures in spite of all available therapeutic treatment options. The 30% often live at home with aging parents and are stigmatized by the disease and the misconceptions that surround epilepsy. Angel Wings will create exceptional housing to allow adults with epilepsy independence. Adults with epilepsy want to do things other adults do: they want to work, be involved in the community and live independently. The goal is to implement person-centered living and a way of life centered on personal preferences. Those affected with uncontrolled seizures are unable to drive, and it would be advantageous for Angel Wings residents and support staff to own a vehicle for transportation within the community. This would provide additional social, educational and vocational opportunities.
Angels N Camo
The mission of Angels N Camo is to raise funds and grant hunting and fishing adventure trip wishes for children in Eastern North Carolina that have been diagnosed with a life threatening illness In the past year and a half, we have granted four wishes; three fishing adventures and one hunting adventure. The children we have served courageously battle kidney cancer, spinal muscular atrophy, leukemia, and osteosarcoma. We have two more adventure trips in the planning stages now.
Angels N Camo is in need of an organization vehicle. Right now, our angel child, along with their parent/guardian, must meet us at the location of the adventure because we do not have a vehicle to use for transportation purposes. Providing transportation for our angels from their home to the adventure location site would be a tremendous asset. It would ease the burden on the parent/guardian if they do not have a reliable source of transportation for traveling. We need a reliable vehicle to be able to go hunting with and to be able to transport gear and necessities on hunting and fishing adventures. Our vehicle would also be used for travel as we go to different events for speaking engagements or when we set up information booths at community events to raise awareness about Angels N Camo. Having a vehicle with our logo on it would also help create awareness about Angels N Camo everywhere we go and allow us to connect with people that may not heard about us.
Angels of America's Fallen
There are over 16,000 children of our fallen military and first responders since 9-11-2001, and their average age at the time of loss of their parent is just 7 years old. Our Mission: To help children of our fallen military and first responders develop into strong and successful adults by providing them positive developmental activities when they are at their most crucial developmental phase of life. We fill the gap between the time of loss and adulthood by providing what they need now.
The Tundra would be used by Angels of America's Fallen to deliver donated goods such as sports equipment and musical instruments to children of our fallen military and first responders. It would be used to carry tents, boxes, coolers, cases of water, cases of sodas, large boxes of cups, promotional items, and signs to our frequent fundraising events. It would allow us to get volunteers to remote locations to serve at fundraising run checkpoints in the Rocky Mountains where a Tundra would be perfect for getting the people and supplies there safely. We often have snow or icy conditions in Colorado and the Tundra would be just right for the conditions we face. Our fundraisers are critical for us to be able to provide the children of our fallen activities that serve as an outlet for them and give them an opportunity for adult mentoring and guidance. We are there for them through the most crucial developmental time in their life - the time between the loss of their hero and adulthood.
Angels Rest Animal Sanctuary
Our mission is to save lives one companion animal at a time. We take in old, orphaned, abused or unwanted animals and give them emotional and physical support so they can be rehabilitated and become members of a loving family. We provide medical care so they can live healthy, pain-free lives. No companion animal should spend its last days without proper care, a warm bed, a sense of belonging, good food and love. We have a high success rate of reversing, or controlling, life-threatening conditions so that the animal is once again healthy, comfortable and pain free. Animals that enter our doors are group-housed in a home environment that promotes happiness, healing and a sense of belonging.
Angel's Rest is a fairly small sanctuary that cannot afford a vehicle of its own. Winning a new van will be life changing for us and our animals. We currently rely on our volunteers' personal vehicles to transport animals and supplies to education/community awareness events, adoption fairs, visits with school children and visits with seniors with Alzheimer's at the local Senior Center. Winning a van would allow our animals to travel in the safety of crates to medical appointments some of which are two hours away due to the specialized care required. Transporting animals that don't always get along without the safety of a crate is a problem for us as their safety is of utmost importance.