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CROW receives challenge grant, requests support from the public

By Staff | May 31, 2010

CROW's year-and-a-half-old Healing Winds Visitor Education Center will soon share a new welcome video for guests, created by local videographer Rusty Farst.

In January 2009, CROW (The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) opened its Healing Winds Visitor Education Center to the public. The new visitor experience begins with a welcome video that was originally produced and used at the old CROW clinic for many years.

  

In an effort to further CROW’s mission to save wildlife through compassion, care and education, CROW is hoping to begin production of a new “documentary” welcome video for the Visitor Education Center employing the services of local videographer Rusty Farst.

Farst is donating much of his time and services but final production costs, materials and third party services bring the final price to $12,000.

  

The new video will give visitors an opportunity to learn about CROW’s history, its current efforts, and its future goals for making a difference in the lives of our wildlife neighbors. Rusty’s work is well-known throughout the local community and his works are always educational, experiential and inspirational. CROW is excited to have the chance to benefit from his talent, experience and generosity.

  

CROW is pleased to announce that an anonymous and long-time “Friend of CROW” has offered to match any individual donations up to $6,000 to allow video production to begin. We are reaching out to our always supportive and giving CROW community to solicit donations in support of our $6,000 goal. In effect, every dollar you give will be matched and we are appreciative of your support and of our anonymous donor for turning our wish into a reality.

  

Those who are willing to help are asked to make checks payable to CROW (please note “Video” on the memo line) and mail them to P.O. Box 150, Sanibel, FL 33957. You can also donate online at our website, located at www.crowclinic.org.

  

For more than 40 years, we have been working together to teach others to care for and care about the wildlife friends who share our world. Please help us take advantage of this unique opportunity to educate our visitors and show them what CROW is all about.