Save the Elephants Research Camp damaged by Floods
Event: Njoki Kibanya's fundraising
£118,000.00 raised of £100,000.00 target
£118,000.00 raised so far
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Emergency flood relief fundraising target achieved
May 18, 2010
We extend our sincere thanks to everyone who contributed so generously to the
rebuilding of our research facility, destroyed by flooding on March 4th, 2010.
Due to the tremendous and overwhelming support of our friends and donors
especially in the US and in UK, we have now exceeded our initial target of
£100,000. In total we have raised £118,000 in direct and online
donations. We are most grateful for the support of Kenyan and international
media, who publicized our plight and helped raise international awareness.
We are pleased to report that much progress has already been made in the rebuilding effort with the funds raised. The flood was a major blow to STE operations, and the relief and rebuilding efforts required great financial resources and staff time. We have been busy picking up the pieces of our camp and planning for the future.
Currently, all staff are housed in camping tents provided by the British army immediately after the flooding. Permanent living quarters are being constructed which will make life at the camp more comfortable then before. The new structures will be eco friendly, as well as flood proof, relocated to higher ground to ensure greater security and minimal human foot print on the environment. We expect to have them up in the next three months.
Access to food and drinking water was greatly disrupted by the flooding, which destroyed our well, refrigeration facilities, and bridge used for transportation of supplies. Our well is now functioning again, thanks to the generosity of near by Chinese road construction crews who provided us with building material. Our fridge has also been emptied of mud and reinstated, allowing us to enjoy fresh nutritious meals once again.
We are in the process of replacing of essential field equipment including digital cameras for recording elephant ids, high-speed computers, and elephant radio tracking collars. The new equipment will enable us to enhance our operations and monitor greater elephant numbers. We are also restocking our library, as our valuable collection of books and field guides was washed away.
Now we intend to resume our important scientific and community work at pre-flood levels, work which for many years has helped the world understand and conserve elephant populations. Our scientists in Samburu are once again in the field, busy monitoring the movements of elephant families returning to the area. For this, we still need ongoing support.
With your support, we look forward to an exciting 2010 at the STE camp. We warmly invite you to visit us and see our progress!
Iain Douglas-Hamilton & The STE Team!
For more information on Save the Elephants, please visit our website www.savetheelephants.org
Charity Registration No. 1118804
To secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live, to promote man's delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species.<p> Please see: www.justgiving.com/savetheelephants </p>
Donation by Susan Smith on 14/05/10
+ £8.46 Gift Aid
Good luck with getting back on your feet!
Donation by Sarah Prag on 01/05/10
Donation by Katharina Baumann on 18/04/10
Very relieved to hear all are safe.
Donation by Kevin Uno on 06/04/10
As guests at Elephant Watch Camp last August, we were saddened to hear this news. We wish you all a speedy recovery! God bless, Eileen, Lauren & Dave
Donation by David Altobelli on 02/04/10
Donation by Deirdre Wood on 30/03/10
Very happy to hear the good news from Doha. All the best to everyone in camp
Donation by Sarita Siegel on 28/03/10
+ £5.64 Gift Aid
So very sorry to hear the terrible news, but so good to know that no lives were lost. May God be with you in your clean up campaign. Much love,
Donation by Elaine Hawkins on 28/03/10
Thanks for making us feel truly welcome at the Camp in 2006 and may the Camp be restored quickly.
Donation by Kathrin Blaufuss on 26/03/10
Donation by Wendy Bates on 25/03/10
+ £14.10 Gift Aid
This too shall pass, wish I could give more. Good luck to you all and thank you for your work.
Donation by p neal on 23/03/10
So sorry to hear about the devastation. Thank you for your good work. Paul & Therese Beckwith (parents of Mat Beckwith)
Donation by Paul Beckwith on 23/03/10
Thinking of all of you at the Samburu STE research station
Donation by Francoise Lyons on 22/03/10
Keep up the good work.
Donation by Thure Cerling on 22/03/10
You are doing a great work. Thank you.
Donation by Diego Maria Garzone on 14/03/10
Donation by Lavanya Ravi on 12/03/10
Donation by William Thomas on 11/03/10
+ £7.05 Gift Aid
I wish I could give more, but I will spread the word. STE is doing a magnificent job. I"ll never forget my time at the camp.
Donation by Patricia Tricorache on 10/03/10
Shocked to hear what happened. Good luck in re-building. Don't loose heart - the elephants need you! Looking forward to our next visit to Samburu.
Donation by Mick Baines & Maren Reichelt on 10/03/10
So sorry to hear about the terrible floods. Wishing the team lots of luck with rebuilding.
Donation by Lucy Steele on 08/03/10
+ £11.28 Gift Aid
I hope you will be able to put this shock behind you and build an even better facility to aid the remarkable and important work you do for elephants
Donation by W A Gurzynska on 08/03/10
Donation by Robert Foy on 08/03/10
Such special work, so sorry to see so much of it destroyed. Good luck with the rebuilding.
Donation by Alison Hill on 07/03/10
+ £5.64 Gift Aid
What devastating news - good luck with rebuilding
Donation by Camilla Legh on 07/03/10
Best wishes for all the rebuilding efforts.
Donation by Kris Norvig on 07/03/10
- * Online donations£6,428.00
- Offline donations£111,572.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£118,000.00
- Gift Aid£561.28
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