Tuesday, December 30, 2014

GOOD EVENING GOOD NEWS -- December 30, 2014

Please share our FEED ‘EM FOR FIFTY ..... DOUBLE YOUR DONATION CHALLENGE ..... We have ONLY TILL MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 31st to match this challenge .... if we don’t fulfill it .... we don’t collect the much needed money. If we can fulfill this challenge, it will take care of all the animals for FIFTY days, getting us thru the worst of winter when expenses can get so high. Please share this everywhere. So many of you are wonderful faithful donors, I don’t mean to be begging YOU all the time for help, if WE ALL SHARE we’ll reach new friends, co-workers, relatives and more out there who’d love to help the animals for a day or an hour or even with a meal. Rikki’s Refuge relies solely on donations from kind and generous people just like you, there is no government funding, no big grants, we do the hands on feeding and cleaning, and we have to rely on individual donations to pay for food, medicine, doctors, bedding, cleaning supplies ..... if we didn’t beg ... we wouldn’t exist ... so THANK YOU for SHARING ..... and if you’re able to help even a little with this CHALLENGE, Thank you. The 1300 animals of 22 species and the small handful of hoomans taking care of them LOVE YOU !!!!! You can help right here www.RikkisRefuge.org/FeedMe

As I write this to you tonight, we are at $9,304.68 .... a lot .... but a long way from our goal of $32,768  ......  each dollar we fall short, will be two dollars short of our dream ....  it will mean working twice as hard to survive the winter.  It’s tough making ends meet all the time .... but it’s especially tough in the winter  ....   please, please .... I beg you to help in any way that you can.  Knowing we have the funds to make it thru the worst of the winter will mean the animals are happy, I can sleep without nightmares of animals doing without, my hair won’t turn so gray from worry, we won’t have to borrow from medical funds to buy hay.  Please, every dollar will become two right now !!!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.   Kerry


Last chance to make a tax deductible 2014 donation!
Would you rather feed a cat or dog or goat or pig  .....   or Uncle Sam ?

With less than 24 hours left in 2014 .....
I can’t help but look back ....
     back thru the year ....
          back thru the many years .... 
               at all the times we’ve spent together ....   
                    I remember what we shared ....
The fun
The tears
The joy
The frustration
The love ...
     that’s what sums it up ....
         the love we’ve all shared with the animals
             and the love we’ve shared with each other

We’ve become a big happy family
With each of us doing our part ... for the good of the whole

Some of us hands on working with the animals
     giving them their health care
     feeding them
     sanitizing their homes

Some of us working to pay for their food
     their medical needs
     the materials for expansions and improvements

Some of us driving to pick up supplies
Some of us working at festivals and other events
Some of us writing, drawing, reaching out

ALL of us love
     we love doing what we do
     we love giving to the animals
     we love the feeling that giving put in our hearts
     we LOVE the ANIMALS !!!

And that’s what it’s been all about --- love

We come together from all walks of life
     from all over the globe
          together for one purpose

To love the animals who were left behind

To love and protect, forever and ever

Rikki’s Refuge

A forever home filled with love, peace and caring
     a home where no matter how different they are
          we will always love them


Take a walk with me now .... thru 17 years of Rikki’s Refuge .....   remembering all the good times  ......  looking forward to all that is yet to come !!!!   Fulfilling this dream of a time when no animals suffer, no animals are abandoned, no animals are alone ....

Come on ....  this is where we take that dream into 2015 ....

If you’d like to see the animals in larger detail, come on over here: www.pinterest.com/RikkisRefuge

to sign up to come on our New Year’s Day Nature Hike ....  email me NOW for the reservation package to sign up for tickets  Vincent@RikkisRefuge.org


With out YOU and YOUR support .... my life would have been so empty ..... I could not have shared these many years with all these wonderful animals .....  thank YOU for letting me be here and being with them !!!

It’s only with your support that we’ve been able to save so many... it’s only with your continued support that we can continue to care for them each and every day ....  Thank you for your kind and generous support for food, medicine, doctors, cleaning supplies ... and love !!

Please make our 17th year as wonderful as you’ve made our first 16 !!
Thank you, Kerry

Without YOU

none of us would be here

looking forward to the New Year !!
THANK YOU !!!!!!
Your donations saved every one of us and will keep us all alive the rest of this year and into 2015 ....
And remember EVERY DONATION, up to $32,768 will be DOUBLED thru the end of the year !!!!   Please HELP US stock the pantries now so we don’t struggle thru the winter !!!!   Take the Opie Pledge and promise to work each and every day to make the planet just a little bit better.  If the pictures of the animals you have saved in this issue have made you smile, please take a few moments to make a donation so we can keep them smiling!!!  www.RikkisRefuge.org/FeedMe 

    Kerry & Opie

Just say DOUBLE IT NOW !!!   www.RikkisRefuge.org/FeedMe



Rikki's Refuge $32,768 Double Donation Challenge!
NOW through MIDNIGHT 12/31/14

WOW we never know what number our fantastic supporters will pick !!!!!   This is short notice ... but all TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donations from right this second ... thru Midnight Wednesday .... will be DOUBLED .... but only up to $32,768 ...  it’s a magic number to be sure !!! 

If we can meet this challenge ..... and we can win all the sponsors money ....  all $32,768 .....  if we can leave them NOTHING to go on vacation with .....  

YOUR generosity will support ALL the animals with ALL their needs for FIFTY Days !!!

Normally YOU would need to donate $1300 to take care of all 1300 animals for ONE DAY ......   

NOW a Donation of ONLY $650 ....  
          will provide every possible need for
                every animal here for a WHOLE DAY !!!!

BUT WAIT ....  if a WHOLE day is too much .... 
You can support the animals for 12 hours for ONLY $325  !!!

or 8 hours for $216 !!!

$108 will support EVERYONE for FOUR HOURS !!!

and did you know a donation of only $27,
                when doubled, will support EVERYONE for an HOUR !!

If $27 is our of your budget, 12 ½ cents, when doubled, will buy a MEAL !!!

And that means $1 will buy EIGHT MEALS today !!!

Don’t miss out ....   DOUBLE YOUR DONATION NOW !!!!   


Rikki's Refuge
PO Box 1357
Orange  VA  22960
(envelope must be post marked by 12/31/14)

(name, type of card, card #, exp. date, cvn, donation amount)

(by 12/31/14 please!)
Rikki's Refuge Re-Tail
3503 Lafayette Blvd
Fredericksburg  VA  22408
(MON-WED: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM)