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Kenya’s 1st Load of Steel Has Arrived!

Kenya's 1st load of steel for fences

Big delivery today!! The first load of steel from our Fences4Kenya fundraiser has arrived!!

It was scheduled to arrive yesterday, and while we gave the delivery company a fantastic, overly-detailed map, the driver decided to follow his own path and go his own way…and got stuck…
twice.

The driver ultimately arrived at a bridge that couldn’t hold the weight of the steel, so our lovely neighbor showed up with his tractor and towed the delivery truck backward for many miles (because there was no room to turn around). Amazingly, this delay only set us back half a day, and the steel actually arrived on grounds earlier today.

We frequently encounter setbacks like this, and, to be honest, all you can do is shake your head and laugh. Thanks to our community as a whole, these setbacks are little setbacks, because everyone comes together to help each other out. Rather than being frustrating, it’s usually an amazing lesson in community and in trusting that things will work out.

Speaking of community – a huge thanks to everyone who donated, liked, and shared our Fences4Kenya fundraiser posts!! This is only possible because of each of you! This is YOUR steel, YOUR meters of fencing, and YOUR fence posts!

We are also super excited to share that one of our lovely supporters (who happens to be a welder) has decided to donate two weeks of his vacation to us – he will be arriving shortly and will graciously spend two weeks welding for Kenya (and us!) as a volunteer. Along with our team of maintenance techs (who are skilled in everything), this volunteer’s hard work will help us meet one of our top 2020 New Year’s Resolutions – get Kenya home as soon as possible!

January 4, 2020

 

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Comments(9)

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    Kelejan says

    Wonderful news, and I love the way you turn a setback around to building community and great kudos to the welder donating his time and expertise to welding posts for Kenya. There are many good people in this world.

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    Sheila says

    BRAVO!!! THANKU TO UR WONDERFUL NEIGHBOUR WHO. HELPED THIS TRUCK DRIVER AND GE BRAZIL! GOD WILL BLESS THAT NEIGHBOUR!🙏. AND THE WELDER BRAVO TO THE WELDER DONATOR🙏‼️HES AMAZING.🙏. SO HAPPY THAT DEAR KENYA CAN GET OUT OF THE HORRID ZOO PLACE! MY GOODNESS SHE WILL BE STUNNED WITH THIS HEAVENLY JUNGLE❤️ SHES SUCH A LOVELY 🐘 GIRL SO YOUNG YET! CANT WAIT UNTIL SHE ARRIVES!🥳.

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    Dianna Johnson says

    Thanks to the welder donating his time, a big win for Kenya. Was wondering from your post yesterday of all the yards, will there ever be a yard for African males, I know that Chocolate is on the list of elephants that need to be saved and if he may ever be coming to Sanctuary in Brazil

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      EleComposer says

      Hi Dianna, it will depend on where we are at once we finish Tamy’s habitat and what the need is for either a new male African habitat or expansions to existing habitats. At this point those answers are unclear.

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    JC Tryon says

    I see my post! It’s the third one down on the far left!! Big, strong, and anxiously awaiting to be put in place for Kenya. [I’m kidding. They all are lovely and I’m just so happy so many people have joined in to bring Kenya home.] Kat and Scott, I thank you beyond words for what you are doing for elephants. And if I had the skill to weld like that guy, I would be on the next plane. Alas, I don’t, so I can just wish you godspeed to prepare for Kenya.

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      EleComposer says

      Eagle eyes! That is indeed your post – third down on the left! 🙂

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    alana says

    Every day GSE Brazil shows me, people can come together & would you look at the results! It is so great to see positive top it’s self. Soon Kenya can come home.

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    Patricia says

    Oh, such wonderful news! And you all are so warm and understanding of the little snafus! We all could learn a lesson. My contribution is tiny, and I always pray heaven will send me more to pass along to everyone I love. Kenya! I can’t wait! Also, thrilling that the welder/supporter is coming. In a world where we all too often see only the sorrows, these blessings are so heartening. I send hugs and kisses to the girls and to you humans who inspire us every day.

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    Muriel Servaege says

    Interesting news.

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