My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Save Lucy Campaign, Annandale, VA, USA
Caring about bats may not seem like the most important nonprofit cause, but when you start to learn about the tremendous benefits that bats provide to us, you will understand how important the Save Lucy Campaign really is. For example, the contributions to agriculture are incomparable (pollinating fruit trees, and pest control add up billions of savings to farmers and consumers every year). They also consume billiions of mosquitos, the animal most responsible for human deaths.
I began working with the Save Lucy Campaign almost two years ago. I help with community educational programs, such as tabling at "Air and Scare" at the Air and Space Museum, Bat Fest at a park, scout meetings, and a Green Schools conference. Members of the pubic (adults and children) are able to learn about the positive contributions of bats to humans and our ecosystem. We provide factual information in a fun, engagin way,to help dispel myths and fears regarding these amazing animals.
Since we are also in a crisis situation with bats being killed by White Nose Syndrome, we help educate people able that, as well.
In addition, I work once a week directly with bats as a care giver. The Save Lucy Campaign rehabilitates sick, injured, and orphaned bats, and helps them return to the wild. I was taught how to feed and care for the bats, and it is the highlight of my week!!
The director of Save Lucy Campaign, Leslie Sturges, is an incredible leader. She shares her passion and knowlege of bats with volunteers like myself, and is extremely hard working and organzied. I always know exactly what my responsiblities are. in addition, I feel valued and appreciated as a volunteer.
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