This event is a great opportunity for a couple of reasons. One is that there are dozens of people who state that they can't foster or transport or do the types of volunteer things mostly required by Rescues, but they still want to help in some way. This is a terrific opportunity to get out there, meet like-minded people, see what an active, busy Rescue looks like, and do something real and tangible to help.
The other reason this event is so great, is that people on the fringes on Rescue (those with little experience, but lots of energy and heart) can make a big difference, make a real contribution. SAINTS is a wonderful place, and if this work party is a volunteer's first experience at hands-on Rescue work, it's a great place to start. Come out and see what a well-run, animal-centered, end-of-life hospice Sanctuary should look like. Becoming part of the SAINTS family is life-altering.
As to the fact that SAINTS is way out in Mission, half a mile past the end of the earth....so what? It's a nice drive, people can car-pool, it's totally worth the time it takes to get there. Maudie, Dexter, Gideon, Cedric, Cole and Bill (among many, many others) will make it worth your time.
Now is a great time to stop saying "I'd like to help", "I wish I could help" and "I will find a way to help, someday", to "I'm there! I am going to help on Saturday."
this is a really nice post deb!!! thank you. (except the half a mile past the end of the earth part...that made me laugh)