Hello from all the Birds and Staff at FEBS!
We know that many of you are aware and concerned about Hurricane Isaac bearing down and threatening Florida, including the Sanctuary. We wanted to let everyone know that we are taking proactive measures. Our Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers have been diligently working to make sure that all the Birds are safe and secure.
Yesterday and today all of us were helping to prepare the carriers and cages in case we had to evacuate and another group of volunteers bagged 300 sandbags to help keep the water away! Everyone has been fantastic in following out our emergency plans to the tee and we are deeply grateful to them all.
As with many of these unpredictable storms, there is no way of knowing the landfall but it does appear that this storm will NOT be a big threat to our area, except for possible flooding issues. This is NOT a danger to the birds but more work for us because we may have to get through water to feed everyone. Even so, we are prepared with an evacuation plan and wanted to convey this to all of you!
Although the birds are in no danger, the cleanup will require extra funds. If you can help us with this, we would be greatly appreciative. Please donate on the website if you are able. Click on the blue feather and then click on the “Cash Donation” button. (Click here to go to the FEBS website and donate!)
Thank you for all your concern and support. Anyone living locally that wishes to be on our list of “On Call Teams” please let us know and you will be contacted immediately. (Click here to contact FEBS and join our ‘On Call Teams’)
Best regards, God bless, and be safe,
Patricia Norton, Pres. Exec. Director