Perhaps no one on Earth contributed more to our understanding of how to save birds harmed by oil spills and other environmental disasters than Jay Holcomb, longtime director of International Bird Rescue.
Jay was a lifelong advocate for wildlife and reducing human interference. He led the organization through more than 200 oil spill responses and built a team of experts that travels the world over sharing their experience. Jay's imprint is on every aspect of Bird Rescue which now boasts three wildlife centers: two full-time rehabilitation facilities in California and one response-ready facility in Alaska. Jay leaves behind allies and proteges around the globe, a legacy which each of us carries in his memory. Jay passed away from kidney cancer at the age of 63 in June 2014.
What the fund will accomplish:
Through prudent investment and unique wildlife initiatives, the Jay Holcomb Legacy Fund at International Bird Rescue will help keep his vision alive. Established in July 2014 with the support of several seed contributors, the Jay Holcomb Legacy Fund will provide security for International Bird Rescue's global mission to save seabirds and other avian species from human-caused crises such as oil spills, plastic pollution and animal cruelty.
With global consumerism and energy exploration on the rise, International Bird Rescue's expertise and unrivaled ability to manage large-scale disasters have never been more important. Your tax-deductible gift will strengthen emergency programs while supporting special projects that aid key research and animal care.
Prefer to give by check? Checks made payable to "International Bird Rescue" may be mailed to:
International Bird Rescue
4369 Cordelia Road
Fairfield, California 94534
If possible, please include "Jay Holcomb Legacy Fund" in the memo section of your check.
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