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Local Volunteers Making a Difference After the Fire

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While the burned areas are starting to recover from the fire, we know it will still take a while for food to be plentiful for wildlife again. As we mentioned previously, even in the burned areas, many pockets of land did not burn. While those areas provide food for many, there is still likely a general scarcity of food right now. We are working with a local team to disperse food for wildlife in the area.

A group of volunteers came out a few days ago and put out small piles of food throughout the property. Due to the variety of wildlife, they left fruits, vegetables, cereals, and eggs.

We are grateful for the hard work and generosity of these volunteers, who not only brought their own food to distribute but spent several hours helping to make a difference in the lives of the animals.

Photo of a volunteer setting down fruit for the wildlife.

October 25., 2020

Scott with volunteers after fire

Scott (center) with the volunteers

Comments(25)

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    Nancy Shaw says

    I salute them for their genorosity and hard work!

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    Patricia Aguilar says

    So heartening to see people who work for the welfare of the wild creatures.

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    Nancy Shaw says

    Generosity

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    Barb says

    What wonderful efforts by these volunteers! Many thanks to them and thank you for sharing.

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    Barb C. says

    Thank you Thank you Thank you 💗💗💗💗

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      Beji says

      Karma. Their generosity will come back to them a thousand times over. In this dark and scary time, goodness will always shine through.

      • Bonnie says

        Who is the person who does all this writing about these Elephants reason I’m asking is because the way it is done is really good you explain every detail about these amazing Animals keep up the good work. Thanks Bonnie

      • Kat Blais says

        They are written by two different people. Kat writes some of the in-depth elephant posts and Suz writes the others. Scott and Kat send updates about the girls and what goes on each day so the updates allow people to get to know the girls. We’re glad you enjoy them. 🙂

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    John Perrigo says

    THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!

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    Rosie P says

    Thank you a million times over. Truly amazing, heartening and full of generosity of spirit.
    Bless you all! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Elke Riesterer says

    Big Kudos to everyone !!! Wonderful to get such great help to benefit food starving animals. 🐾 🙏🏽🐾

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    arie says

    If there was a Nobel prize for animal welfare, I’d vote for you all! 🤗❤️

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    Julie says

    Woo hoo! Good job y’all. That’s what it’s all about!

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    Rachel says

    What wonderful news. This sort of caring for other wildlife from GSE and volunteers alike is not surprising, but definitely uplifting. It’s snowing here in Colorado – thank goodness – as we’re dealing with fires nearby in the mountains. As relieved as I am with the snow hopefully making a real dent in the fires, I’m also taking care of the small songbirds (and other creatures) who visit my yard, looking desperately for food to keep them warm. As I look out at them eating from the bird feeders and ground and drinking warm water from the two water bowls I have for them. I’m grateful for the love I have for all creatures, large and small, and can’t help but think of all the other people in the world making a difference for the animals and wildlife in their part of the world. Such thinking warms my own soul – something I desperately need right now. Thank you all.

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      Rosie P says

      I understand and relate to all you say, Rachel. With all the cruelty that goes on around the world there are many people who do what they can to alleviate animal suffering. I have always loved our fellow creatures and have tried all my life to make a difference for them. It is so uplifting to find a beautiful place as ESB where all animals and humans alike are treated with respect and cared for. It is a privilege to be part of the sanctuary family , a gathering of caring people from all over the world coming together for one cause…to help give back what has been so cruelly taken from these majestic creatures. And at its heart the carers, the heart beat making it happen. If the world was ESB wouldn’t it be a wonderful place!!!

      • Rachel says

        Thank you Rosie. There’s a real sense of “family” with all the supporters here. We get it, we try to live it as best we can in our own little world, and we have a deep well of caring for others, human and creature alike. Hugs to you my distant friend 💝

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    SHEILA says

    PTL🙏FOR AWESOME COMMUNITY FOLKS WITH A KIND GENEROUS SPIRIT TO CARE ABOUT OTHER ANIMALS THAT NEED FOOD! THIS IS AN EXCELLENT SHOWING OF TRUE HUMAN HEARTS CARING ANOUT ENVIRONMENT AND THE ANMALS WHO MAYBE SUFFERING HUNGER‼️ GOD BLESS U FOLKS🙏THANKYOU ALL👍 AND AS A BONUS U MAY SEE THE LADIES🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘. WALKING ABOUT👍

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    Wim says

    Many thanks to all your volunteers they make a big difference. This world wouldn’t run anymore without all volunteers. 🙏

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    Paula says

    Que diferente sería nuestro planeta si existieran más personas que respeten y cuiden a la naturaleza como ustedes! 💗💓💗
    Muchas gracias a los voluntarios y al equipo del santuario por recordar a los más indefensos y vulnerables animales, víctimas del horrible incendio…
    Bendiciones para todos ustedes!
    Personas sensibles, empáticas y comprometidas con la vida de toda criatura!💕💕💕

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    Sunny says

    Excellent job !

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    Carol from Canada says

    Thank you GSEB and all the volunteers for everything you do – for the Elephants and the other animals cared for at the rescue – and local wildlife. If everyone put in the effort you all do, the world would be a better place. Thanks again, you are all true warriors.

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    Sallie Robbins-Druian says

    Such Goodness is soooooo Healing . . . Thank you all who give and volunteer.

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    Bo says

    This is a perfect example of what life really is all about in my opinion.
    To help when possible and when you can.
    Sometimes of course it is not possible to help but when it is, it can be relatively simple to help and it can mean the world to animals, nature and people.
    All a circle.
    Love this news!

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    Carol Anderson says

    May God bless these wonderful people for what they do for the wild animals. THANK YOU!

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! I wish I could thank each one individually for this unselfish spirit and generosity.

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