That’s right, simply by selecting Angels Wings Transport as your charity of choice, Amazon Smile will donate .5% of each of your purchases to help support the AWT mission.
Come on out and show your support on #CyberMonday
Emergency cat transport from Durango Colorado to Livingston Montana! If things work out this trip request will be cancelled and the cat will stay in Durango with a different family. If things don’t work our there will be only a couple of days before the animal must be removed from the household. We are trying to be ready for the worst case scenario but we are hoping for the best! Sign up for a leg today, PLEASE!
We thought that it would be a great idea to provide an unadvertised pet adoption grant to the first 10 people that adopted a pet from the Thurston County shelter. This would be a reward for saving a shelter animal from a lonely and possibly very short life. The grant would cover the adoption costs which include the price of having the animal spayed or neutered as appropriate. Please click on the link below for more details!
Here is an example of the kind of animals that are looking for their new family!
To learn more about the breed(s) of this dog, please go to your favorite search engine and type the breed(s) and “rescue.”
They come spayed/neutered, microchipped, first set of vaccines including DHPP (parvo combo), Bordatella (kennel cough) and Strongid (wormer).
Today was a very good day!
It is now official, Angel’s Wings Transport has received our IRS determination letter stating that we have been approved for tax exempt status as a 501(c)3 approved non-profit. This determination allows for the deduction of donations (check with your tax adviser), enrollment in various programs providing resources and fundraising services and various other benefits for both the organization and our supporters. Even though this determination was received on 26 September 2016, the status is retroactive to 17 August 2015. This means that any donations of money or services from that date forward may be deductible (again, check with your tax adviser).
Below is the link to a copy of our determination letter.
I am helping to raise money for the American Heart Association by participating in Heart Walk 2016. My personal goal is to raise $100 for the association and I’m asking for your help. A donation of as little as $1 goes a long way! Please share this message with your friends and help me to help this wonderful cause!
Please click the image above to be taken to the donation page or click the message below for more information.
The following update was posted on the Shadow’s Fund FB page earlier today.
Today is a solemn day. A senior dog lost his life today in a shelter. He should have been in a home, surrounded by love and enjoying the comfort of a soft bed. RIP Corazon. You deserved a different ending.
Corazon is raising his paw hoping someone will notice him. The last place a senior dog belongs is in a shelter laying on cold concrete floors. This sweet old man has spent the last couple months at the Santa Maria shelter and though he is too polite to complain, we know he’d really appreciate a soft bed and a home where he can live out his golden years.
Shadow’s Fund is full and there is no space at the sanctuary. But we will be the support system and safety net for this guy. We can provide his medical care and an other special needs if you can provide love and a safe home. Even if you can only foster, please reach out. Let’s save a life together today folks! If you would like to discuss bringing Corazon home, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for ideas for fundraising events. We have already been blessed to receive some help through a motorcycle poker run so we were thinking that a classic car or an airplane poker run would be a great way to follow that up.
We are willing to entertain any ideas and are also looking for volunteers to help coordinate, advertise and staff whatever fundraiser that we decide to pursue.
So far we have the following ideas:
Poker run – airplane and / or classic cars.
Handy-man auction – a day of help around the house with simple repairs or tasks.
Flightseeing raffle – selling tickets for a flightseeing trip around the Puget Sound (some legal issues may exist)
50/50 raffle – sell tickets and split the total with the winner. (some legal issues may exist)
Today was a good day even though it started out with a problem from one of my Soldiers. I was approached by a Soldier with a question about a pay issue. Unfortunately there was nothing I could do for this young man and was forced to tell him that it could be a couple of weeks before he received his pay. Due to circumstances beyond his control he has found himself without a paycheck for the last couple of weeks and no exact payment date. While his housing and food are covered, his car payment is not and we all know how important having a car in this area can be.
He didn’t ask for help, he simply wanted to know why he hadn’t been paid and revealed that his pay had been messed up long enough that if he missed this payment, he would lose his car. I wanted to simply issue a check from the Angel’s Wings treasury but even if we had the money, things like this aren’t covered in our charter or bylaws.
Fortunately there is a non-profit on post that is able to help. I don’t have permission to share their name so I won’t but I wanted to say thank you to those that stepped up without question to help this individual. $300 might not sound like much to some but it really can be a game changer for others and for this Soldier receiving this money made the light appear at the end of the tunnel. We all know that bad things only happen when we aren’t ready for them and that is exactly the situation that this Soldier is in. If this pay issue were to have happened at any other time he could have handled the situation but because of his current circumstances, this has become a major event in his life.
I was able to visit with the non-profit and explain the situation on his behalf. I wasn’t in the office for more than 5 minutes when the President of the organization authorized a grant in excess of the necessary amount to help this Soldier. Today I was able to approach this Soldier and hand him a check that helped keep his life in order while everything else was trying to tear it apart. Today was a good day.
I just wanted to send out a quick thank you note to Brian Thomas and his people over at the South King County chapter of Resurrection MC for their support this last weekend. I find it difficult to ask perfect strangers to trust me with their hard earned money so I felt like I should spend some time with the members of the MC and at least explain where their money was going.
My wife injured her knee at work the day before and didn’t think that she could keep up with a 4 year old or an 11 month old that is now walking when she could hardly stand on her own. I for one don’t blame her… those guys run me ragged! Even though I didn’t participate in the poker run like I wanted to, members of the MC were very welcoming and even poked their heads around the corner to say hi to my wife and kids in the car.
I met up with some other members of the MC at the park in Maple Valley and even though I hadn’t been introduced, they were just as welcoming and friendly of bunch as you could ever want to meet. Brian and the guys on the poker run hadn’t returned and my kids were sleeping so we decided to go for a short drive while we waited for the group to return. About two hours later we returned to find Brian jumping in his truck to take care of one of the guys crashed bikes. I found that one of the riders wrecked his bike and was out with a broken arm and Brian was going to retrieve the bike for his buddy.
The funny thing is, Brian was still concerned with getting me the donations from the ride even though he had all of these other things to worry about and deal with. I didn’t want to get in the way so I told him to not worry about it and he still was trying to tell me that my wife and kids were more than welcome to go and hang out with everyone. Unfortunately my wife had a final test for one of her online classes that was due in only a few hours so we had to leave.
So, to make an already long post longer, thank you so very much for supporting us this year and I hope that you all had a great time. Also, I wish for a quick recovery for your friend and would love to see photos or video of the jousting!