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About Rikki's Refuge

Supported entirely by donations from kind and loving individuals, Rikki's Refuge in Orange County, Virginia, is a 400 acre, no-kill, all species peaceful sanctuary supported solely by donations of kind and loving individuals. The refuge is home to over 1200 animals of over 20 different species, including but not limited to cats, dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs, emus, chickens, ducks, geese, a chukar, peacocks, and more. It is owned and operated by Life Unlimited of Virginia, Inc. an approved not-for profit Virginia Corporation and IRS tax code 501(c)(3) corporation as determined by the IRS. Federal Tax-ID number 54-1911042. A financial statement is available upon written request from the State Office of Consumer Affairs.

URGENT! Help Needed in Northern Virginia THIS WEEKEND!

RIKKIS - PumpkinsURGENT ~ Northern Virginia PUMPKIN PEOPLE! We only have 3 wonderful volunteers committed to dates and churches so far. We already have FIVE churches signed up to give us their pumpkins, so already the volunteer to pumpkin pickup ratio is off. Are you in the Northern Virginia area? CAN YOU HELP?

 

Churches count on us to clear our their pumpkin patches and we count on those pumpkins each year as a HUGE part of our animal feed for the fall. This could also affect the churches willingness to give us their pumpkins next year if we can’t clear their lots.

 

This Saturday and Sunday, NOV 1 & 2 (and in some cases maybe the days following) we have a HUGE NEED for volunteers to help us get the pumpkins from the churches. Trucks, vans, SUVs and even a big car will work if you want to help! EMAIL FRED ASAP at fred@z9a.com or Vincent@RikkisRefuge.org..

 

Did you know that all our animals and birds, with the exception of our cats and dogs, eat pumpkins? Donated pumpkins help off-set the cost of grain and hay! fred

This week’s upcoming events for Rikki’s Refuge

race RIKKI’S REFUGE 5K RACE/WALK
November 1, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Come Join us at beautiful Lake Anna State Park for the 6th annual Rikki’s 5K Run/Walk
Your entry fee of $25.00 (or $30.00 on race day) will help the over 1200 animals who call Rikki’s Refuge their home. Checks should be made to Rikki’s Refuge. Donations of pet food and/or other supplies are welcome.
Awards will be presented to the first male and female finisher and the first 3 in each age group (19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-up). Also the team with the most runners/walkers. All pre- registered runners are guaranteed a T-Shirt. The race will be held rain or shine.
The race is sponsored by: Patterson’s Construction, Ed’s Awards & Engraving, VA Runner, Lake Anna State Park, Giant Food Stores, Meadows Farms, and The REACH program.
Entry Forms can be picked up at: VA Runner, Ed’s Awards & Engraving, Giant Food Stores, 360 Feeds or email bugbane30@gmail.com for more information.
Rikki’s Refuge in Orange County, Virginia, is a 400 acre, no-kill, all species peaceful sanctuary supported solely by donations of kind and loving individuals. The refuge is home to over 1200 animals of over 20 different species, including but not limited to cats, dogs, sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs, emus, chickens, ducks, geese, a chukar, peacocks, and more. It is owned and operated by Life Unlimited of Virginia, Inc. an approved not-for profit Virginia Corporation and IRS tax code 501(c)(3) corporation as determined by the IRS. Federal Tax-ID number 54-1911042. A financial statement is available upon written request from the State Office of Consumer Affairs.

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THE GREAT PUMPKIN HAUL FOR RIKKI’S REFUGE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014 AT 9:00 AM
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Saturday, Nov 1, 9am at Miller Farms Market, 12101 Orange Plank Rd., Locust Grove, VA. Contact: Nora Eldridge, Pumpkin Co-ordinator, 540-729-2797 for directions to the farm, directions to Rikki’s Refuge and where to drop the pumpkins at the refuge.
Every autumn, farms, pumpkin patches and churches around Virginia give us their unsold pumpkins and squash. All we have to do is get there with trucks, SUV’s, horse trailers and other vehicles that can carry a lot of weight, load those pumpkins up and bring them to Rikki’s. The cows have caught on fast! When they see the trucks coming in, they run along the fence to the gate and wait impatiently for all those golden goodies to be off-loaded into their field. Just about every animal at the refuge eats the pumpkins and it goes a long way toward stretching out the food budget!
This is a fun day! Put on your jeans and boots, pack up everyone who wants to help and join us! After a couple of hours of loading pumpkins, you’ll be able to skip the gym!

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FRED’S PUMPKIN PROJECT FOR RIKKI’S REFUGE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014
(Possible additional dates through the following week!)
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO SIGN UP ASAP!
LOCATIONS: Alexandria, Vienna, Fairfax and Burke, Virginia
We need to get pumpkin pick-ups set up as quickly as possible, so if you would like to help, please contact us right away. Trucks, Vans and SUVs work well, but if you own a car and want to help, that’s OK, we can use any help we can get!
To sign up to haul pumpkins, please email FRED at fred@z9a.com or Vincent@RikkisRefuge.org
Did you know that all our animals and birds, with exception of our cats and dogs, eat pumpkins? Donated pumpkins help off-set the cost of grain and hay!
When volunteering your own vehicle to help a registered non-profit, don’t forget that your mileage/gas is claimable on your taxes!

Saturday Donation Drop-Off

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RIKKI’S REFUGE SATURDAY DONATION DROP-OFF
Every Saturday NOON-2:00 PM
PLEASE SHARE WHAT WE NEED THIS WEEK:
–> Large heavy duty trash bags, Regular canned tuna in water, MEAT BABY FOOD, Laundry Detergent, Paper Towels, Fruits-Veggies-Greens for the animals, Bleach. <–
Rikki’s Refuge Life Center
21410 Constitution Hwy.
Rapidan, VA. 22733
You may also leave donations for Rikki’s Refuge at Re-Tail in Fredericksburg any time during normal business hours, if this is more convenient for you!
Rikki’s on the Web: http://www.rikkisrefuge.org/
To give electronically: http://www.rikkisrefuge.org/feedme
Rikki’s Amazon Wish List: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/126FNLHBB9AGA/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?
PLEASE SHARE THIS FOR US, THANK YOU!

Fred’s Pumpkin Project for Rikki’s Refuge

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FRED’S PUMPKIN PROJECT FOR RIKKI’S REFUGE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014
(Possible additional dates through the following week!)
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO SIGN UP ASAP!
LOCATIONS: Alexandria, Vienna, Fairfax and Burke, Virginia
We need to get pumpkin pick-ups set up as quickly as possible, so if you would like to help, please contact us right away. Trucks, Vans and SUVs work well, but if you own a car and want to help, that’s OK, we can use any help we can get!
To sign up to haul pumpkins, please email FRED at fred@z9a.com or Vincent@RikkisRefuge.org
Did you know that all our animals and birds, with exception of our cats and dogs, eat pumpkins? Donated pumpkins help off-set the cost of grain and hay!
When volunteering your own vehicle to help a registered non-profit, don’t forget that your mileage/gas is claimable on your taxes!