Updated on December 9th, 2013
Donating money to help the Valhalla Project is very easy and safe (click here to donate money), yet we're also very aware that there have been a number of nonprofit organizations that have wasted an awful lot of money in the past. So instead of simply asking for monetary donations alone, the Valhalla board would like to offer donors the opportunity to purchase critically needed items and have them sent directly to the property (address for deliveries: Valhalla Project, 743 King Lane, Yellville Arkansas 72687).
That way you will know exactly where your money went without any hidden administrative or overhead costs involved. Note that Valhalla is currently run by unpaid volunteers so such costs are never an issue anyway, yet this is one way cautious donors can prove it to themselves.
What kinds of things could you as an individual buy online and send to Valhalla? Some extremely affordable examples that would really help in the $20 or less range: tire inflators with gauges, thermostatically controlled electrical outlets that only activate when temperatures drop near freezing, fire extinguishers for each room of the Valhalla Main House, small 6x8' super heavy duty tarps that are used to line the interior of animal housing during winter storms, short garden hoses (less likely to freeze during winter), garden gloves, safety glasses, electrical outlet surge protectors (the Valhalla property is in lightning country so it's essential to use them on all electrical outlets), lots of hypo-allergenic twin mattress covers, and garden clippers:
In the $20 to $30 range: sharpening stones, impact drill sets, long narrow 4x20' heavy duty tarps for covering wood piles and lumber during storms, extension cords, wall mounted accordion dryer (to save energy Valhalla does not have an electric clothes dryer), we'll never run out of uses for as many of the super-efficient lightweight Ames no-clog rakes around here (it takes one person several days to rake up the leaves from the future park area at the back of the house, but five people with five racks can get it done in a few hours), and magnum grip pliers:
A bit more expensive yet also badly needed in the $30-$50 range: shoulder dollies, tool racks, steel peg board organizers, rolls of hardware cloth, twin size electric blankets (saves energy by heating the person instead of the whole room on most cold nights), large folding tables, and queen sized hypo-allergenic mattress covers:
In the $50 to $100 range, Irwin clamps, DeWalt 18-volt batteries for running drills and other power tools, and two-way radios to keep people in communications while out hiking or working on various projects:
In the $100 to $200 range: a Porter-Cable nail gun could make a huge difference in the many construction projects that are constantly in progress here, Makita rechargeable batteries, heavy cable-lift storage racks for the basement, and cordless jigsaws:
Other critical needs will always include items that would be impractical to ship, particularly construction materials and building supplies. By sending gift cards from Lowes, Home Depot, or Walmart you will be able to help Valhalla acquire these essentials while knowing there are no administrative and overhead costs involved in your donation:
|Lowes gift card|
|Walmart gift card|
|Home Depot gift card|
Thank you for your support!
The Valhalla Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that received it tax exempt status from the IRS in the spring of 2012.