I truly want to thank all of you for your support of my challenging endeavor, and everything you’ve done to help me reach my goal of filling an undercover investigator position in Africa by January 2013. Whether you’ve followed ARM on Twitter, liked us on Facebook, chatted with us at Green Festival Los Angeles in November, signed up for our e-newsletter, or read our updates on this blog, you’ve helped us spread awareness of our campaign and build our fan base. This is critical when we reach out for help in meeting our goals to new businesses and individuals. I especially want to thank each of you who have donated to our campaign – I am extremely grateful for your generosity which will help make my mission for great apes possible.
But we are not finished yet; in fact, we still have a very long way to go in reaching our $50,000 goal by the end of January 2013. I have just two more months to raise these funds – without them, I will physically be unable to travel to West Africa and fight for the thousands of gorillas and chimpanzees who are counting on my help. Hundreds of babies and families are being slaughtered every week and desperately need my help. The position I will be filling is completely unfunded; in order for me to conduct any undercover operations to help great apes, I have to raise those necessary funds myself. Remember – these funds do not go toward a salary for me, nor will they become my personal profit – every single penny raised will go directly toward my medical costs and insurance, basic living expenses and undercover equipment and data storage.
Time is running out quickly, and I strongly urge you to donate now to our campaign. No amount you can afford is too big or too small – I graciously appreciate anything you are comfortable giving. You can scroll through this blog to see some breakdowns of our budget, and how your generous donations will be utilized, dollar for dollar. You can donate securely through our fundly and indiegogo pages via credit card or paypal. At various giving levels, you will receive perks from ARM, which are explained in depth on our fundly and indiegogo pages. And please, if you haven’t done so already, spread the word about ARM to all of your friends and family; the easiest way is to send them our facebook link, and ask them to like us – this is a huge help for me as well!
Again, I thank you so much for your support of my journey. Together, we can make my goal a tangible reality, and help stop the needless slaughter and destruction of these majestic great apes.