FUR Van Fundraiser Challenge
Your Name on our Van!
Help FUR save more lives with a new transport van. Your Donation is Doubled up to $25k, thanks to a matching challenge from the Delores Weaver Legacy Fund.
**All FUR Monthly Donors will be automatically listed in our FUR Van Fundraiser!**
A few of the animals saved by our FUR Urgent Transport program.
The FUR Urgent Transport Program has saved more than 1,100 lives. You can help us save even more.
Your Name in the Artwork on our Van
*This mockup design is a sample only to show how we'll incorporate names in the word art. The actual design will be different, and we can't give any guarantees about location, size, color or placement of your name in the word art.
FUR needs a cargo van for our Urgent Transport Program, and we need your help! We don’t have a facility, so we can’t put your name on a brick, but we thought it would be a fun twist to include your name in the artwork on our van.
— Donate $250 or more, we’ll include your name in our design using “Word Art.”*
— Donate $500 and your name will be listed twice in a larger font
— Donate $1,000 or more, we’ll also include your name in our “Sponsors” List on our van and our website.
Learn more about our FUR Sponsor Program!
Why we need a FUR Cargo van
We've been renting cargo vans for years, but it's very expensive.
During disasters, it's hard to find rental vans available. When we do find one, we take what we can get... usually not be the right size.
During our Hurricane Ian rescue missions, we had to cut down the number of animals on 4 different rescue missions because we couldn't fit them in a rented standard cargo van.
Renting commercial vans also charge excess mileage fees, which can be prohibitive with the amount of driving we do during transports.
Owning our own FUR Transport van would prevent these problems, and give us the flexibility to respond quickly during emergencies.
*We don't know the final cost of the van yet, but we think it will be around $60k+, and will depend upon models available, options and upgrades. We would love to have an extended range fuel tank for hurricanes, when fuel is scarce. We definitely need remote start, backup camera, security system, and graphics. We would love to add a custom A/C system powered by backup batteries, so we can keep it properly ventilated without leaving the engine running when we have animals on board. Finally, if funds permit, we are long overdue in ugrading the FUR minivan we use for local transports and smaller long distance trips. It has 225k miles on it, and it's nearing the end of its days. We will also have insurance, maintenance and other operating expenses.