INDIAN TRAIL -- A Union County-based waterfowl rescue organization has launched a drive to raise money for a barn on its new property in Indian Trail.
The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue group says it needs several carport-type structures plus a barn.
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue moved about two months ago from western Union County to property in the northwest part of the county. It says many of its supplies are being stored outdoors, due to lack of shelter.
Officials say they need shelters, along the style of carports, with two open sides. Those buildings can be made safe against predators, so birds can be kept there overnight. The group also needs a 24 by 60 foot barn, for storage and shelter.
“We are not picky,” director Jennifer Gordon said. “Our birds don’t care about how something looks, so we would be very grateful for used structures that folks may no longer need -- as long as they are in good repair.”
Carolina Waterfowl’s facilities were damaged by a severe thunderstorm earlier this summer, but that has been repaired.
Carolina Waterfowl, founded 11 years ago, is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit group that helps injured and abandoned ducks, geese, swans, herons and other waterfowl. The group helped more than 2,000 birds last year.
Donations can be mailed to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, P.O. Box 1484, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Mark “Barn Fund” on your check.