Dear Friend of United Poultry Concerns,
Thank you for your invaluable support during the past year.
I am writing to you now because United Poultry Concerns urgently
needs your financial help at this time. Would you please make a
significant contribution to help us?
Please let me explain. Along with our many program expenses,
United Poultry Concerns has had major financial obligations to
meet as a result of our move from Maryland to Machipongo,
Virginia last September, including over $20,000 to improve the
area devoted to our chicken sanctuary. We are currently building
yet another house and fenced area for our birds whose numbers
have doubled since we arrived here, from 60 to 120 rescued birds.
As the majority of our birds come to us ill and abused, there are
major ongoing veterinary expenses as well.
Rescued Hens Enjoy Their New Home at UPC
To help you understand our situation a little more, United
Poultry Concerns has a monthly mortgage in the amount of $347.13,
along with other expenditures, including the government demands
that UPC be consistent with our nonprofit status. We have had to
hire an accountant to do the extremely complicated paperwork
required to maintain our charity status under the IRS.
Our sanctuary and relocation expenses have been, and
continue to be, substantial. Our educational outreach, including
the detailed investigations upon which all of our campaigns and
Action Alerts are based, require significant outlays of money
every day of the year.
If United Poultry Concerns is going to continue to be a key
player in the animal advocacy movement, we must have the funds
necessary to do our vital work. Whether it be conferences or
computer searches--every project expense comes from our
Dear friends, if you value the programs, accomplishments,
and goals of United Poultry Concerns, and if you agree that we
fill a much needed place in the animal advocacy movement, please
pledge your support by sending us the most generous donation you
can possibly give. Your money will be well spent.
Whether you are reading our Newsletter, POULTRYPRESS, or
viewing our web site or seeing our name in print, please consider
the effort that goes into every aspect of our work. Our Web Site
Administrator, Franklin Wade, runs our web site without pay while
holding down a full-time job elsewhere. Likewise, our Secretary
Treasurer, Joan Holtgraver, has done all our bookkeeping on a
strictly volunteer basis since we began in 1990. She too holds
down an additional full-time job. My own monthly salary as full-
time president and sanctuary caregiver is $720. This comes from
your donations. I have no additional income.
United Poultry Concerns is made up of people who are
dedicated to improving the lives and the moral status of domestic
fowl in our society. That is our mission. Won't you please show
your support for what we are doing by making the most generous
donation possible at this time? Please don't wait. Your help is
needed now. That is why I am urging you today. Thank you for
responding to our need.
We are and always will be For the Birds.
United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
What a chicken can be |
when a chicken is free!
United Poultry Concerns is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
organization which addresses the treatment of domestic fowl in
food production, science, education, entertainment, and human
companionship situations. We promote the compassionate and
respectful treatment of domestic fowl. All donations are fully
tax-deductible Federal I.D. 52-1705678.
Please mail to: United Poultry Concerns * PO Box 150 * Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
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Thank you in advance for your generous contribution.