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PANDAS INTERNATIONAL
April 22, 2010

On May 12, 2008, a massive earthquake struck the Sichuan Province of China. Besides the concern for the thousands of people who were affected, panda lovers around the world were anxious for news of the many Giant Pandas living at a conservation center at the epicenter of the quake. The best way I knew how to help the pandas was by making a donation to Pandas International, an organization that has been vital in providing needed supplies to the conservation centers in China. As a result of email correspondence that evening, I knew Suzanne Braden, the director of Pandas International, was on the phone trying to contact people connected with the panda centers. The new cubs directly affected by the quake survived on milk formula provided by Pandas International just weeks before the quake struck. Suzanne Braden made a personal trip to the quake zone with relief supplies made possible by donations to Pandas International. This organization continues to support panda conservation efforts by supplying milk formula for cubs, medical supplies, and plantings of bamboo to help ensure the survival of an endearing endangered species. I am happy to support this nonprofit by my donations and by advertising their work, because I know the money is being used to help the Giant Pandas and the people who care for them.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

people who are truly passionate about their mission: to do all they can to save the Giant Panda from extinction.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do so much to help the few remaining Giant Pandas survive into the next millenium, by equipping the centers devoted to propagating the species, and by expanding the natural habitat so that pandas can thrive in the wild.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I have and continue to support the mission of this nonprofit through donations and telling others about their work.