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HERE FOR PRE-CONFIGURED DONATION AMOUNTS MADE EASY FOR YOU.
In the meantime,
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.
TERF Coordinator & Organizer
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
Web Designer Jason Keehr
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.
Evelyn prior to sending a donation to her by either email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone (254-793-2120).
Thank you for
your continuing support.
The TERF committee
John Janelli, Jason Keehr)
Due to the NTA being a 501(C) 6 corporation, donations
are not tax deductible.
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.
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
Credit card donations up to $2000.00, please click
the donate button below.
Please take a moment out today and send in a check
for any amount you can afford made payable to:
c/o Evelyn Mills
1420 CR 254
Georgetown, TX 78628
the NTA now!
Call, write, or e-mail Cindy
at NTA Headquarters
Headquarters Phone 1-866-662-9054
108 Branch Drive, E-mail:
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