Thank You – Our Hearts Are Full

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Somehow, those words don’t feel sufficient – but we are almost speechless today. 

We are overwhelmed with gratitude at the outpouring of support that we – and Tamy – have received in the past 24-hours. We often refer to our supporters, followers, and fans as our sanctuary family, because you are by our side throughout every journey. .  Each time we ask for help, we are overwhelmed with the outpouring for support.

Because of your generous support, we raised $107,421 in 24-hours to help build for Tamy’s Tomorrows. That is literally life-changing for Tamy. When you add in the bonuses, money raised through the website, and the generous $100,000 match- it’s a total of $225,421!

At Global Sanctuary for Elephants, we use the hashtag #SanctuaryHeals, but what happens here is bigger and more impactful than a hashtag. When you compare each of our sanctuary residents today to where they were before their arrival, it is clear how much they have been able to heal, physically and emotionally; they are, in many ways, unrecognizable from their former selves.  With your donations in the past 24-hours, we are well on our way to begin building for Tamy so that he, too, can reclaim who he was before, and grow to become who he’s meant to be now. His focus on mere survival can fall away as he makes the decisions about what his future will look like.

GSE wants to send a heartfelt thank you to our generous donor who offered $100,000 in matching funds. We also need to thank a long-time friend and supporter who donated her services to create the touching Tamy video we shared Wednesday evening.

Most of all, thanks to each of you who gave what you could, shared Tamy’s story, and continue to spread the message of sanctuary; you are ambassadors for these animals. An organization like ours is nothing without our supporters. Each day, your unwavering support, faith, and love for what we achieve at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil keeps us going and reminds us just how lucky we are.

From deep in our hearts, we want to express our gratitude – from all the humans on our team, all the elephants we have rescued, and all the elephants we will rescue in the future. We are honored by your continued support. Without you, nothing is possible!


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    Lynn Nicholson Kinley says

    Kat & Scott, your vision and mission has touched my heart like no other. While I have donated time and/or money to other animal charities, I happened across your posts on Facebook 2 years ago. Now that I’m on a fixed income, I feel that I can make the best impact by supporting only one. Of course, I’ve loved elephants for all of my life (like everyone here), but your beautiful, touching blogs, videos and passion has inspired me to make a lifelong commitment to GSE. It is my deepest honor to support you, your team and especially the girls that are currently at Sanctuary and the girls and boys to come. Please send my sincere gratitude to the donor that matched my humble gift to make it more impactful. My heart is full.

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      Sara says

      What a wonderful gift you have given to all of us – the people around you and the elephants. We are so happy to have you as part of our GSE family and thank you for all that you do.

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    John says

    I wonder if you all know how much you are doing for our mental health out here in the world ………

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      Sara says

      Elephants can bring us all moments of hope when we need them. Thank you for being in our sanctuary family.

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    Jean says

    Beautifully expressed❤❤❤?

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      Sara says

      Thank you

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    Debbie Sides says

    So happy the goal was met! Tamy is that much closer to sanctuary!

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      Sara says

      We are beyond appreciative. Thanks for all of your support.

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    andrea says

    Yay for Tamy ! Congratulations and Thank YOU!
    Ps. the supporter’s video was wonderful!

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      Sara says

      Thank you. It was wonderful, wasn’t it?

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    Hello! It has been thrill to watch donations pour in over the last day! It has been very emotional
    to see the international support to help Tamy! Look what we can accomplish!!
    Thank you to Global Sanctuary for not overlooking Tamy (and other elephants). I must
    be patient for his arrival…I know that it is early days…but thanks to the money raised he is closer
    to sanctuary than he ever has been. God speed!

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      Sara says

      It certainly was exciting to watch the numbers climb up! Thanks for being a part of this and for keeping us in your thoughts in the days to come. Tamy’s journey is just beginning, but the idea of completing his real home brings us all joy.

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    Helen says

    Thank you for your tireless dedication for #Tamy and all the other elephants already in Sanctuary, getting ready to go, or now funded to go❤️❤️❤️
    #Tamy. #Mendosa4
    Can’t wait to see the updates!

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      Sara says

      Thank you, Helen. We wish it could happen right away, but this is such a major step toward bringing Tamy to sanctuary.

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    Carol Anderson says

    Congratulations on the results of your fund drive. It just goes to show what a wonderful job you do every day. A lot of it is due to the daily stories and pictures of the elephants, some of which I have put on face book. I have your calendar on my kitchen wall. You are my hero. THANK YOU!

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      Sara says

      We couldn’t make things happen without people like you, with a love for elephants and a desire to make their world better. Thank you for supporting us in all the ways you do!

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