United States Friends Of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Inc

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 201 N. Illinois St. 16th Floor, South Tower Indianapolis IN 46204 USA

Mission: TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO PROGRAMS WHICH SPECIALIZE IN THE PRESERVATION OF WILDLIFE IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT AND THE DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE FOR THE FURTHERANCE OF WILDLIFE PRESERVAION. THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTIVITY OF THE CORPORATION IN FURTHERANCE OF THIS PURPOSE WILL BE TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL, TECHNICAL AND OTHER SUPPORT FOR THE PROGRAMS OF THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST (THE "TRUST")
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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

My wife and I visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust nursery in Nairobi in 2014. It appears to be a superbly run organization that has significant impact on conservation efforts in Kenya and elsewhere. Their work goes far beyond simply the saving of baby ellies. We foster orphans for all of our children and grandchildren

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have visited each of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant rehabilitation sites and couldn't be more impressed. The gentlemen "Keepers" who care for the elephants truly love and respect them. Everything Dame Daphne does is for the benefit of the animals. US Friends is the first organization which actually allowed and encouraged me to use my talents to assist them, and makes me feel just as important to their efforts as a major donor. When I first returned from visiting the nursery on a vacation, I sent a box of school supplies to US Friends of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The President of the organization was going to a meeting and took my box along with him to save the postage costs. Later, I received a personal letter of thanks from Dame Daphne herself.

The Keepers keep in touch via email when you want to know about a specific elephant in their care, or simply find out how their children are doing in school. Many of these young men live far away from their families for long periods of time while they care for the elehants. I cannot recommend this charity strongly enough. I consider these kind people my friends and will continue to help in every way possible throughout my life.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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