The Giving Tuesday Saga of Edward the Opossum

Animal Ambassadors, Nature Center, Support

Dear CEED Friend,

As one of the newest members of the team, I want to tell you my story.

It’s a Giving Tuesday Saga of generosity towards animals in trouble. Sadly, my mother was hit by a car and killed. But a naturalist walking along the road wisely thought to check my mother’s pouch and found me, just a tiny baby. Yes, my mother had a pouch, because as a Virginia opossum, I’m a marsupial, one of about 300 marsupial species in the world, and the only one in North America!

My foster mom fed me with an eyedropper and then raised me until I was fully grown. But she couldn’t keep me anymore, so she asked Ranger Eric if I could live at CEED.

And the rest is history. I’m very tame, and to be honest, I haven’t a clue about finding food in the wild, so I’m here to stay. I’m glad to be a CEED Animal Ambassador, and I’ve met so many nice people at CEED!

That’s why, when Sally asked me to write to you about supporting CEED on Giving Tuesday, I jumped right up on her keyboard and got to work.

So please support CEED todayGiving Tuesday. A CEED Board member has offered to match any gifts made to CEED (up to $2,500), so your gift will be doubled. Add a little extra if you can.

You’ll help provide a home for me and my new Animal Ambassador friends, and even more importantly, you’ll connect people to nature so they will care about the environment, and wild animals can thrive.

Thank you!

Edward the Opossum

 

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