Lauren

Location:

Nashville, TN

Member since:

June 25, 2013

Please describe your interest/involvement in animal rescue/rights.

I am in the very EARLY stages of establishing a farm animal sanctuary right outside of the metropolitan area (The Nashville Farm Animal Rescue: https://www.facebook.com/TheNashvilleFarmAnimalRescue). I really need people on board who are willing to support this initiative, and that's what has drawn me to this particular MeetUp group. I am creating a propsal/blueprint while working towards 501C3 status, and then my plan is to get PR involved and pitch this idea to potential sponsors and donors who care about animals and want to educate Nashville communities on a healthier, meat-free diet. For those of you who are wondering what this sanctuary would look like, I encourage you to learn more about The Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita, CA (you can Google it).

Are you currently working for or volunteering for an animal rescue organization?

I am a PETA volunteer/member, but the majority of my time is being put into developing the blueprint for The Nashville Farm Animal Rescue. I recently attended Bonnaroo with PETA and helped them leaflet, and I also do the annual PETA Pack fundraiser, which supports their undercover investigations.

What are you hoping to get from this meetup group experience?

I want to find others who are interested in playing a role in the development of NFAR, and I REALLY want to meet people who are passionate about saving abused and neglected animals (specifically farm animals) who are also not afraid to learn more and talk about the negative impact of factory farming on Tennessee's air and land (I can provide lots of citations/resources for those interested). Currently, I lack someone who is slightly more knowledgeable than myself in the area of the 1023 form (how we gain 501C3 status) and someone who can provide hands-on FARM experiences to myself and my dedicated team/board (only 4 of us so far...we need more)!!

Introduction

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren. I am a grant writer at a local nonprofit and was born and raised here in Nashville. I am looking to bring something AWESOME into this city!


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