The third work weekend has just passed. Work continues. We are moving forward…slowly. There is the possibility that it will take us all year to get everything done to make this a safe and comfortable place to enjoy Nature again, but we are moving in that direction.
The next work weekend is Memorial Day weekend. That’s three days you will have the opportunity to come and see the Sanctuary and possibly lend a hand with our endeavors. Mark your calendars for May 22nd through the 25th. Gates will open at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 22nd and close for the weekend at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 25th. If you can make it, especially if you’ve never been here before, this is a prime time to do so. We would love to meet you! (Don’t forget you can get a map to the Land by sending a large SASE to: Raven-Wolf Nature Sanctuary, P.O. Box 61, New Straitsville, OH 43766)
Progress with fundraising also has its own slow and steady pace. We’ve made money from selling donated books, donations from canisters set out at metaphysical expos and now we have a page on GoFundMe.com. You can find the purple GoFundMe button on any page of this web site on the left-hand side just under the Raven & Wolf image. If you click on it, it will take you to our page where you can use your credit of debit card to donate to the restoration of this wonderful Nature Sanctuary. We would be most appreciative. If any of you know of a place where you might post a flyer that directs people to the GoFundMe site, email me at Durga1974@aol.com and I will be more that happy to send you a copy of the flyer that you can print out and post.
Keep an eye open for my next article in two weeks as we have received a donation of magickal equipment – chalices and other items – that I will be posting pictures of right here! As with the books, we will leave it up to you to make an offer on each item that interests you. As long as it’s reasonable, the item will become yours. If we have to mail it to you, we ask that you add a little extra for shipping costs and insurance, if you want your item covered for damages that might occur in transit.
We are very open to hearing ideas from all of you on ways to raise funds, what you would like to see happen at gatherings, or any other ideas you may have. Don’t be shy. Let’s hear from you.
In the meantime, spread the word…Raven-Wolf Nature Sanctuary is being brought back to life for the gathering of magickal folks of all positive persuasions and could use help in all forms. The farther the word spreads, the more interested people will be found and the quicker and easier this task will happen so that we can once again gather and celebrate together.
Until next time, remember, slow progress is still progress. See you at the finish line!
Elder Maya (Samantha Herron)