Ape Rescue Mission (ARM), a fundraising initiative with a goal to send an experienced animal cruelty investigator to West Africa by early 2013, will be exhibiting at Green Festival Los Angeles, the world’s largest sustainability event, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on November 17 and 18, at booth #835.
At Ape Rescue Mission’s booth, attendees will be able to meet and greet mobile campaigners and supporters of the initiative and ask any questions they may have regarding funding, the core issues for apes in Africa, and any other aspect of the initiative. The Square Card Reader for iPad will be in ARM’s booth to conveniently and securely collect donations through its Fundly page at the Festival. ARM will also be participating in future fundraising nights in eco-friendly restaurants in Los Angeles, such as Veggie Grill, late in 2012.
ARM’s mission is to raise approximately $50,000 by the beginning of 2013 in order to send an experienced animal cruelty investigator to Africa and fight cruelty to great apes. The funds will go directly toward undercover video equipment and living expenses for one person for one year, filling an open position of a well-established West African great ape nonprofit task force. This position urgently needs to be filled and is completely unfunded. ARM’s video (http://vimeo.com/49987800) highlights a mere fraction of the disturbing cruelty inflicted daily on great apes, and explains how ARM is necessary to help put a stop to it.
Green Festival LA runs November 17 (10am-7pm) through November 18 (11am-6pm). Tickets are $10 online (http://tickets.greenfestivals.org/events/251631) and $15 at the door.