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Recent Donations: Robert I ($5,000.00), Janet H ($5,023.00), Robert H ($1,000.00), Robin T ($1,000.00), Vince & Mario G ($100.00), Eric R ($100.00), Glen C ($100.00), Vanessa C ($100.00), Jocelyne C G ($125.00), Patricia L ($550.00), Craig I ($200.00), Beth H ($230.00), Josh L ($560.00), Martha F ($100.00), Sue S ($100.00), Erin B ($100.00), Linda & Jim K ($500.00), Kaye N ($10,000.00), Mary, Abby, Maggie, Bob A ($5,000.00), Stacey M for the children at Three Oaks Elem ($226.00), Dodie B ($100.00), Karen S for Hidden Valley Elem ($165.00), Paulette G ($200.00), Craig P ($100.00), James R. ($200.00), Lyla & Jack M ($100.00), Billy M ($100.00), Ana S ($125.00), Julie B ($1,000.00), Chelsea D ($100.00), Kate S ($100.00), Linda G ($100.00), Robin M ($100.00), Catherine C ($100.00), Brigitte W ($100.00), Jane P ($100.00), Anjulli A ($100.00), Matt L ($200.00), Robert K ($100.00), Aimee B ($100.00), Kelly S($100.00), Lisa C ($250.00), Jonathan M ($500.00), Caron S ($500.00), Stan & Dixie B ($200.00), Caroline O ($100.00), Robin B ($500.00), Catherine & Jim W ($200.00), Caron S ($500.00), Liza L (250.00), Olson Retreats ($100.00) Nicole R ($100.00), Clara P ($100.00) Jennifer P ($1,000.00), Rick & Jill P ($100.00), Tony C ($100.00), Kelly P ($100.00), Gabrielle F ($100.00), Karen Z ($100.00), Katherine J ($100.00), Jim S ($100.00), Tim C ($150.00), Lisa S ($150.00), Cindy & Ryan W ($100.00), Darren Humphreys Travel ($100.00), Mary S ($100.00), Alex D ($75.00), Susan P ($100.00), Gregory S ($200.00), Daniella C ($100.00), Barbara P ($100.00), Mark D ($100.00), Karen S B ($100.00), Kaitlin P ($100.00), Cindy W ($150.00), Eric Lana Layla G ($250.00), Gina M ($100.00), Linda M ($100.00), Barbara R ($10,000.00), Pamela T ($100.00), Peter M ($500.00), Sonja N ($100.00) Kate M ($200.00), Bryan T ($50.00), Estelle B ($200.00), TEK n Travel ($500.00), Johannes V ($100.00), Susan R ($75.00), Deena M ($180.00), Susan J ($25.00), Annie & Justin H ($50.00), CW Sugarr ($1,000.00), Patricia L ($25.00), Mary Anne K ($25.00), Toy T ($100.00), Tawny E ($10.00) Dawn J ($25.00), Jillena G ($20.00), Robert M ($1.00), Jessica P ($20.00), Skip B ($375.00), Chris L ($5.00), Jessica P ($50.00), Carr C ($375.00), Tim F ($100.00), Pat W ($100.00), Vince K ($1,000.00), Ryan K ($100.00), Puvin P ($30.00), Mayumi H ($100.00), Eliza M ($25.00), Leda M ($25.00), Sandra S ($100.00), David (Andrea) S ($50.00), C.B. ($75.00), Evi M ($100.00), Doranne H ($100.00), Joyce R L ($10.00), Don V ($100.00), Warren M ($10.00), Tyrone F ($66.00), Craig B($500.00), Stacie B ($200.00), Steven S ($25.00), Andrew R ($5.00), Kathleen M ($50.00), Valerie P ($50.00), David F ($100.00), Jodie C ($20.00), Sharon J ($50.00), Arcilla F ($45.00), Kimberly F ($5.00), David F ($45.00), Julie E ($50.00), Margaret T ($20.00), Michelle R ($50.00), Magdalena C ($100.00), Jill C ($100.00), Susan R (75.00)

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Ways to get involved

Support Matt’s ride with a financial donation, or get involved in another way!

Contributions for The Long Ride to Free Them are made through Empowers Africa, a 501(c)(3) organization, and are tax deductible for U.S. federal income tax purposes. 100% of all funds raised will be granted from Empowers Africa to the three recipient organizations in Africa for rhino support.

  • Make a “per mile” donation
  • Make a one time donation through the form above
  • Get your school or community group involved
  • Share on social media
  • Arrange an event on the route to raise funds and awareness
  • Sponsor equipment
  • Purchase merchandise

This is currently a self-funded project with a fellow conservationist Chris Liebenberg, who lives in San Diego and has a travel company specializing in African travel that promotes conservation and tourism in areas affected by poaching. We have reached out to several organizations for sponsorship for equipment and gear – any funds saved through sponsorships will be put back into the cause to save the rhinos. Together we can make a difference and save a species from approaching extinction, but only if we all stand together. We can and we will! We cannot allow the next generation to inherit a world without rhinos or any other species for that matter. Thank you for your time, considerations and donations – every little bit helps.

Our goal is to raise a minimum of $250,000.00 of which 100% will go to rhino conservation.

How will my donation make a difference?

  • $15 Feeds a Rhino/day
  • $100 Feeds a Rhino/week
  • $450 Feeds a Rhino/month
  • $5400 Feeds a Rhino/year
  • $20 Boots for Rhino Warriors
  • $60 Backpack for Rhino Protector
  • $100 Radios for Rhino Rangers
  • $1000 Rhino Caregiver or anti poaching unit salary
  • $1500 Basic Rhino surveillance drone
  • $10000 Thermal imaging Rhino surveillance drone
  • $25000 A Rhino for a shelter
  • $50000 Become a key sponsor in The Long Ride to Free Them

Read more about each of the incredible charities who will benefit from the Long Ride to Free Them through the links below.

Care for Wild Africa
Care For Wild Africa rhino sanctuary rescue cares for and rehabilitates orphaned rhinos and releases them back into the wild to overcome the trauma of poaching.

Save the Rhino Trust
Save The Rhino Trust was founded in 1982 with the mandate to monitor and conduct research on the desert-dwelling rhinos in the Kunene region. With support from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, WWF, IRDNC, NACSO, conservancies and local community members, SRT is proud to be part of ensuring that the rhino population has grown and expanded over the past three decades.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Ol Pejeta Conservancy conservation is a dynamic and rapidly changing scene. Ol Pejeta partners with international wildlife, security and research specialists to ensure we stay at the forefront of conservation innovation. These partnerships have led to unique data findings and cutting-edge technology; that have contributed to the protection of Ol Pejeta’s diverse species.