N.E.S.T. is hosting an online silent auction beginning Friday, January 29. In lieu of the in-person event typically held every spring, the organization is holding a series of virtual auctions. The Valentine’s fundraiser contains specially curated items perfect for your loved ones. A variety of pieces, from restaurant gift certificates to unique fashion finds, will be up for auction from Friday, January 29 to Saturday, February 6. Find the auction at https://charityauction.bid/NEST2021. Some items will only be available for local pickup and will be marked.

N.E.S.T. wishes to thank the donors and bidders that continue to make our online fundraisers such a success! The winter months bring cold-stunned sea turtles to our shores, and funds raised support our volunteer efforts to rescue, transport, and support the rehabilitation efforts at the STAR Center. If you spot a stranded sea turtle, please call our hotline at 252-441-8622.

Your donations support N.E.S.T. activities including sea turtle nest protection, data collection, stranding response/rescue, rehabilitation, and public education. For more information on N.E.S.T.’s mission and activities, or to learn how you can volunteer, visit nestonline.org.