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Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Today, we had an "army" of dedicated volunteers, who came in on a very busy, very hot day to assist in any way they could. We had volunteers escorting guests on tours, helping to park cars, getting guests signed in, manning the gift shop, and lets not forget cleaning enclosures. We also had a large group of volunteers that worked in the scorching heat using our wood chipper to shred branches and clear an area by the lake. Our volunteers had to drink bottles and bottles of water just to stay hydrated and not get overheated. Well, we ran out of water! Our Operations Manager Scott Lope was about to send a volunteer out for water. Just then a Hillsborough County Sheriffs car appeared. Uh-Oh, what did he want? Nothing! He just wanted to give us a case of cold water! He said he knew how hot it was and didn't want our volunteers to get overheated. What a wonderful, considerate gesture that was.
It's the little things, that make us smile .
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Saturday, June 17, 2006
We had the most AWESOME group of one day volunteers today. They represented the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. The project coordinator was Karen Whirley, who brought 23 enthusiastic, energetic and STRONG volunteers. For over four hours,armed with machetes, loppers and yes, even chainsaws, they tackled a project that would have taken us days. These volunteers cleared a large area of land that overlooks our lake. Why? We use soil to cover our cats dens and to fill in areas in their enclosures that may have been washed away. They cleared the area because that is where we will get our land fill and growing on this soil were weeds and more weeds. Very tall, very thick, very stubborn weeds! They worked under the blazing hot sun. They cut, chopped and dragged bushes, trees, and limbs, until we could once again see the lake.
Our volunteers and staff are so appreciative to this wonderful group of people from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Thank you, thank you to all of you.
They truly "Came, Saw, and Conquered".
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