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Review for National Marine Life Center, Inc., Buzzards Bay, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Nothing is more frustrating than going to check on a marine mammal, discovering it really needs care, and having no space in any care facility on the Eastern seaboard to take the animal. Second to that is having to drive an animal in a truck or car for hours to get it a rehabilitation facility. Seeing both of those scenarios firsthand proved to me that we need the National Marine Life Center and its marine mammal and turtle hospital so much here in southeastern Massachusetts. NMLC helps educate residents and visitors on these animals and what they mean to our environment; it will soon provide the facility and rehabilitative care many of the animals in our waters need; and it advances research in order to drive conservation efforts based on sound science. These are reasons I do whatever is needed to help the NMLC achieve its goals and mission each week.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

its ability to rehab turtles and advance science and conservation efforts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do just what we are doing, and hope others would see the value in our efforts.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dedication and care the staff and volunteers have for these animals.

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

warm, willing to go the extra mile, dependable, and knowledgeable.

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

provide the care needed for every needed turtle and marine mammal in southeastern New England.

Ways to make it better...

we could have raised the funds to open the hospital sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

raising the needed dollars to finish the hospital and to keep it running. The economic decline has pitted non-profit against non-profit, making it difficult for everyone to achieve its goals and succeed in its mission.

One thing I'd also say is that...

there is a serious need for this type of facility in this area of the world. And this organization can't operate without its donors and its volunteers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & I help with communications and event planning and development.