On the road to success, but still miles to go!

We are getting excited as this project approaches. Soon we expect to break ground on the next phase of our $4 million expansion — the new educational center and parking lot.

Currently, our Executive Director is in the process of finalizing the structural engineer requirements and architectural design, which is expected to be finished by February or March. Once that step is complete, a request for bids will go out. If all stays on track, the bid could be awarded in March and construction could begin as early as April.

Although we have made great progress in raising funds to purchase the land, build the road, and install the street lights, we still have more to go to completely fund the next phase. Our online Razoo campaign, created to raise the remaining cost of the education center, ends in February — to meet that goal we still need about $95,000. Plus, an additional $300,000 is needed to complete the cost of the infrastructure of the foundation and parking lot.

This is where we need your help! Please consider making a donation, even if it is a small one. All donations are tax deductible and if made on or before Dec. 31 are tax deductible for 2014.

Another equally big help is to share the excitement of our new facility with your friends! If everyone donated just $10 and told three friends, we could meet our total $400,000 goal by the time we begin construction!

To donate online, or by mail, please visit http://www.seaturtleinc.org/help-our-cause/donations/ or click on the Razoo widget below.