Kathy Shelton Memorial Fundraiser

For those of us involved in bat conservation in Mississippi, the unexpected loss of Kathy Shelton has been difficult. She was a voice and a champion for Mississippi’s wildlife, especially those less understood or appreciated species including bats. The Mississippi Bat Working Group will continue to work towards a greater appreciation and understanding of Mississippi’s diversity of bats in her memory.

The membership of the MBWG would also like to memorialize Kathy Shelton with a bench at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. The bench is to be placed next to a similar bench which she donated in memory of her husband, Les Shelton. Members of the group are currently designing a wildlife element to be carved into the bench to commemorate her passion for wildlife conservation.

If you would like to contribute to this memorial the MBWG has a few ways you may donate towards the cost of purchasing the bench.

  1. You may send a check made out to MBWG to P.O. Box 1070, Grenada, MS 38901. Please indicate in the memo that it is for Kathy.
  2. You may make a donation via our Facebook page. 3
  3. You may make a donation on this page via Paypal.

To make a Paypal donation:

  1. Click on the yellow Donate button.
  2. If you have an account you can enter your login information. If you don’t you have the option to create an account. (You must have an account to donate via Paypal.)
  3. Along the top of the screen, click on “Send & Request”.
  4. Enter msbats@hotmail.com in the text box and click the blue next button.
  5. Enter the amount you would like to donate and please add a note so we know it is to go towards Kathy’s bench. Click the blue next button.
  6. You will be prompted to enter your payment information and then you can click “Send Payment Now”. (If you enter a new card, please make sure your note indicating the purpose of the donation didn’t get erased.)
  7. You will get a confirmation of your donation sent to the email linked to your Paypal account.

Thank you for helping preserve Kathy’s memory.

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