We need $5000 to pay the Executive Director’s salary, benefits, and office supplies until we receive grants. Currently, the Executive Director is struggling to make enough time to work on Hope’s 2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary. Her work is all volunteer so she must maintain a full-time paid position which takes up the majority of her time. She works on fundraising, board management, social media, and emails after work and weekends. This limits the amount she can do and limits the ability of her to create a foster home program for the animals until enough funds are raised to build a permanent sanctuary. McLean’s time is necessary for ensuring the start-up of this new organization. She will not be able to dedicate more time than she already is until she is getting paid a salary from Hope’s 2nd Chance and can quit her full-time position. With domestic violence being a constant issue, the Executive Director and Board would like to increase their work as quickly as possible. The longer it takes to get the sanctuary running, the longer it takes to help the survivors and pets and to possibly save lives. Between 18-48% of survivors delay leaving an abusive partner out of fear for their pet’s safety (Ascione, 2007). Abusers harm pets as a tactic of domestic violence – to hurt victims, to gain power and control, and to intimate or coerce victims to stay.
You may also donate by sending a check to "Hope's 2nd Chance Animal Sanctuary" at PO B0x 37 Saranac, MI 48881