We have received such nice letters and notes of support along with your year-end donations. Thank you! One of our favorites was the following, from donors in North Truro.
“December 29, 2009
“Our family decided many years ago that we would step decisively away from the commercial aspects of Christmas. We agreed that we would no longer give each other individual gifts, but instead we would dedicate the cash saved to causes which call to all of us. This has turned out to be a much more gratifying way to celebrate the spirit of the season.
“This year, in the days leading up to Christmas, we read, in the Cape Cod Times, of the shortfall which is keeping your building project from coming to completion. We were especially concerned, knowing how many turtles are depending upon you – right now. These turtles appear on our neighborhood beaches, and we’ve known many of them personally. We have decided that we want to make a small gift in support of the goal of opening the “turtle ward” as soon as possible. We wish that we might offer a larger sum – but these are bracing times for humans as well.
“May your efforts proceed with all due speed. Many thanks for all your efforts on behalf of sentient beings.”