Escape to Chimp Eden

Escape to Chimp Eden
Courtesy Animal Planet/Discovery Comm,

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Where We Are...

So here we are on June 29Th and we have yet to hear anything back from the companies and entertainers we have contacted for this issue. Not to whine, nut what seems to hurt the most is that I know there have been visits and readers to this site, but no one, no one, has left a single comment on this blog!
Perhaps you came here by following the link from my signature on all my emails. And if you read through this blog clearly, you will see that I have not asked anyone for money, other than the corporations to whom we've written.
My whole purpose in creating this blog, was to appeal only to the vehicle manufacturers, for equipment and/or funds. I did not, nor do I now, wish to ask a single individual for a financial contribution.
Even in these difficult economic times, the major manufacturers of fire-fighting vehicles are still in business, with many trucks on the assembly line. This is true for both the "stock" manufacturers and the custom builders, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Perhaps some who have visited this site think that the appeal is to simply save a few chimpanzees. Nothing could be further from the truth! The equipment (one, single brush/wildland mini-truck) would not only assist in saving the chimps, but in addition, there are hundreds of more animals on the preserve land, as well as dozens of the workers and volunteers who live on the preserve as well. While it might be easy to turn your back on a "few animals," are you willing to turn your backs on the men and women who live and work on the preserve, each and every day?
To the readers who are regulars here, all I ask of you is to write to the manufacturers whose links are listed on the site. Ask them for their help. We're not requesting s fleet of vehicles; rather we asking for one single, specialized brush truck. This will allow the staff to protect both their homes and properties, as well as the animals they have dedicated their lives to protect.
Oh yes, and if you do drop by, please leave a comment; just so I know that all these efforts are not in vain.
Till next time...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Apologies for my Tardiness...

I am truly sorry that I have been away from this blog for several weeks. The primary cause for my absence was what we thought might have been another herniation of one of my lumbar discs (those are the ones in the lower back). It was almost too painful to sit and type at all, so my wife offered to bring the laptop to my bad where I would try to relax and reduce the pain. Unfortunately, that little gimmick didn't work.

My doctor sent me for an MRI and I racked up another 50,000 miles for my "in-tube" flight! I always joke with the technicians as they always ask (as they should) if this is my first time." So we flew above the clouds for over an hour for the 2 sets of films and finally discovered that it indeed, was not a new herniation. Rather, it was a buildup of tissue due to scar tissue and arthritic implications that were impinging on the nerve, thus telling my right leg to make a left turn while I continued straight on! So, last Monday, June 16Th, I entered the med center for a brief procedure called a "nerve block," that has seemed to work quite well in most of my daily circumstances, thus my return.

If you are a reader/follower of this blog, we desperately need your help!

1. encourage as many of your circle of friends, from both near and far to visit this site.
2. Once you and/or they have seen what this effort is all about, use the links to contact Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah, and the many manufacturers' links we'll have here as well. Please write them a polite note asking for their help in saving Ms. Jane Goodall's Chimpanzee Eden. If a woman like Ms. Goodall can give as much as her entire life to fostering the proper relationship between humanity and our chimp cousins, how do we ask HER to give more. It is now OUR time to give.
3. If you have any other valuable links that we could use on this site, please email them to me and I'll post them here.

I've added a signature to every email I send out. It's a "clickable" signature that brings the visitor to this page.All it says is, That's it. It's that simple. Now if you add a signature to your personal emails, and your friends read it and they do the same thing, imagine what we could do for Eugene, Philippe and all the team at Chimp Eden!

Please.....until next time....

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Our First Appeals Are Out!

6/4/08 - As of today, we have sent seven (7) letters out to various U.S. fire apparatus manufacturers, including Pierce, Emergency-One, Ferrara, KME, Rosenbauer, Crimson, and Smeal. We tried sending an email to American LaFrance, however their "Contact Us" page was faulty and failed to provide the email link or an interest form.

I am happy to say that members of the JGI-CE have visited our blog site and are very excited about our efforts. If you read this blog and would like to help, I'll be making another post shortly with the URL's of the companies above, so that you can write your own appeal letter.

I must admit that I am a bit discouraged that we have not heard back word one from Ellen DeGeneres or Oprah. These are two greatest talk show entertainers in the industry and their support to this campaign would be invaluable. If you're up to it, please visit their web sites and send them an email, making sure you provide the link to this blog and asking them for their help.

Got to run, but will make the next post later on.

Till next time...

Pierce Brush Truck

Pierce Brush Truck
Pierce Brush Truck