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In August 2005 a major hurricane of enormous proportions named Katrina barreled through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama and created a path of total destruction. Never before had such devastation been seen. Among all the victims were many taxidermists who suffered vast destruction of their shops and homes. In some cases the loss was total.

In order to help the taxidermy victims of this disaster, an emergency fund (TERF) was established by Terri Wilson, wife of past NTA president Mark Wilson and also a member of the NTA, and John Janelli, NTA member from New Jersey. John Janelli also took on the responsibility for making the phone calls to potential donors, requesting help for those taxidermists who had lost so much. Quickly the TERF fund grew and the response was outstanding. Within a couple of weeks the first relief checks were cut to provide immediate help to taxidermists who qualified for TERF.

In the meantime, Evelyn Mills, a Texas taxidermist, came up with the idea to create a new avenue to generate revenues for the fund in the form of a website. 

With the help of Jason Keehr of Nutty Host who donated web space as well as his expertise as a web designer, and the helpful input of Bill Haynes, current president of the NTA, the website was created in a matter of a couple of weeks. The first donation was received shortly thereafter and many have followed.

Four weeks after hurricane Katrina had caused so much destruction, another hurricane took aim at the Gulf coast - Rita. More taxidermists became victims of Mother Nature's fury and were assisted by TERF. It soon became apparent that in order to keep the TERF fund going into the future we would need the help of all taxidermists. 
 
Thanks to the continuous efforts to generate funds and keeping TERF on the minds of fellow taxidermists, Terrie Wilson, John Janelli, Bill Haynes, Jason Keehr, and Evelyn Mills managed to keep the fund going. 

Let us not become complacent at this time that no need seems to exist for this fund.  The next natural disaster or human made catastrophe could strike any day at any time in the form of vast wildfires, earthquakes, blizzards, or more hurricanes and tornadoes. The need for TERF is as great as it was in the beginning, if not more. We need to be in a healthy financial state, so when the next disaster strikes, we will be prepared and there will be no delay in providing aid to the victims.

To make a donation, simply box up your item and ship them to Evelyn Mills postpaid. 
Billington Ranch Taxidermy
C/O TERF 
1420 CR 254
Georgetown, TX 78628-6614 

Web Designer Jason Keehr
She will photograph the items, and when they sell, she will ship to the buyer. The buyer will pay the postage. If you have any type of taxidermy mount or materials you want to donate, simply follow the directions listed on the "Make A Donation" page. 

This is a great opportunity  to fund a program that will be in place for any future catastropic event that affects any taxidermist, regardless of whether he or she is a member of any association. 

I urge each of you to look around your shop, and box up all your unwanted items and send to Evelyn.

Please contact Evelyn prior to sending a donation to her by either email taxidermyranch@aol.com
or phone (254-793-2120). 

Thank you for your continuing support.

Sincerely yours
The TERF committee
(Evelyn Mills, John Janelli, Jason Keehr)

Notice- Due to the NTA being a 501(C) 6 corporation, donations
to TERF are not tax deductible.


To Donate your mounts or any other items that we can resell, please send them, along with your name, web address and email (if applicable) to the address below. If you do not want to be listed on this site as a donor, please make a note of it in your shipment.
Billington Ranch Taxidermy
C/O TERF
1420 CR 254 
Georgetown, TX 78628-6614
As soon as your donated item(s) is/are received, we will take a picture of it, approximate dimensions and appraise it for it to be sold on the site.  If you have an appraised value of the mount you are donating, please include that in with the taxidermy mount.

Credit Card Donations:
Credit card donations up to $2000.00, please click the donate button below. 

Check Donations: 
Please take a moment out today and send in a check for any amount you can afford made payable to:
TERF
c/o Evelyn Mills
1420 CR 254
Georgetown, TX 78628
254-793-2120


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