Area Rehabbers Klub, Inc.
2847 Corso Drive
Powhatan VA 23139-7702
Mission Statement To provide for orphaned and injured native Virginia wildlife with the goal of releasing the animals back into their natural habitat.  In order to ensure that our funds go for the animals in our care, we remain adamant that there will be no paid positions within ARK.
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Two types of Eastern Screech Owls in our area.
Multi-Media Comments
CEO/Executive Director Lola C Linardos
Board Chair Mrs. Lynda Price
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Contact Information
Address 2847 Corso Drive
Powhatan, VA 231397702
Telephone 804 598-5148
Fax 0 0000000
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2000
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $10,000.00
Projected Expenses $9,000.00
Mission To provide for orphaned and injured native Virginia wildlife with the goal of releasing the animals back into their natural habitat.  In order to ensure that our funds go for the animals in our care, we remain adamant that there will be no paid positions within ARK.
ARK has performed over 30 educational programs to schools, churches, scouts and other organizations to teach the public how to coexist with the native wildlife in their surroundings.  We have provided for over 1500 native Virginia wildlife of different species that have needed our help.  Our hotline handled over 2500 calls from the public with wildlife problems last year.  One goal is to earn enough funds to continue to provide milk replacers, most dry foods, veterinary care and  caging materials to make our mission possible so we can continue helping the public with their wildlife needs.     Another goal is to one day be able to reimburse rehabilitators for the costs of fresh fruits, vegetables, caging and set up supplies. 
ARK could use funds for predator proof caging and pens along with volunteers to help build them.  More volunteer wildlife rehabilitators are needed to be able to keep up with the increase of animals we receive each year.  Volunteers are needed for fund raising to help us earn the funds necessary to feed and vet the wildlife in our care.

Before ARK, there were about a dozen licensed wildlife rehabilitators networking together in Powhatan, Chesterfield and Goochland. All had the same goal of becoming non-profit. This would enable us to receive financial help for the foods and veterinary expenses needed to care for the native Virginia wildlife in our possession.   In the year 2000, five of us sat around a kitchen table and worked out the legalities.  Bylaws were agreed upon and set in place.  Our mission was also established.  We put word out to the rest of the group for ideas and a logo.  The name ARK was suggested then the words were added to the A - “Area,” R – “Rehabbers,” and K – “Klub.”  A few logos were suggested and the one we use today was chosen. On March 9, 2000 we became incorporated as a business. From there we obtained our non-profit status which became effective August 28, 2000.  Our mission remains today: To provide for orphaned and injured native Virginia wildlife with the goal of releasing the animals back into the wild.  In order to insure that our funds go for the animals in our care, we remain adamant that there will be no paid positions within ARK.  From those humble beginnings ARK’s roster of volunteers has grown. This includes state and federally licensed rehabilitators, educators, and transporters.  ARK covers the Richmond Metropolitan area and surrounding counties.  In October 2007, ARK increased its Board to eight members in order to have a greater cross section of rehabilitators voicing the needs and opinions of our members. The Board continues its original vision of merely being a reflection of our rehabbers and volunteers in our efforts to support their rehabilitation needs. By doing education programs to help the public learn about our native wildlife and the generosity of the public we are able to continue today to provide milk replacers, most dry foods, veterinary care and some caging materials to make our mission possible.

Board Chair Statement

ARK is made up of state and/or federally licensed volunteers who care for injured and orphaned native Virginia wildlife. They provide the supplies, foods and caging needed for the care of each individual species with the goal of releasing all animals back into their natural habitat. We are a network of licensed, independent wildlife rehabilitators who volunteer to care for native Virginia wildlife.  We also have volunteers who help with fund raising, transporting, working our hot line, and numerous other tasks.  We have licensed educators who do programs for the public about the behavior of and coexistence with wildlife in your backyard.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Tri-cities Region
Metro Richmond
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
New Kent County
Sussex County
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Lynda Price
Company Affiliation President
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2018
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Lola C Linardos
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mrs. Joy Bulls Vice President
Mrs. Linda Crawford Director
Mrs. Diane Elrod Director
Ms. Melinda Hurst Director
Ms. Lola Christine Linardos Treasurer
Mrs. Julie Mitchell Director of Fund Raising
Mrs. Lynda Price President
Mrs. Malinda Wetsel Secretary
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 8
Board Term Lengths 6
Board Term Limits 8
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 90
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Lola C Linardos
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 20
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Through a network of area volunteers, ARK provides food, shelter, and veterinary care to orphaned and injured wildlife with the ultimate goal of returning them back to their natural habitats.
CEO/ED/Board Comments
We are in need of specific species related predator proof pens, flight pens and cages to house the wildlife while being prepared for release.  Each year we take in more wildlife which means we need more volunteer licensed rehabilitators or we have to turn the animal down.  It is challenging trying to hold fund raisers, build cages, etc while at the same time work full time jobs and do rehabilitation.  ARK does a couple fund raisers a year in order to raise the runds for materials, foods and veterinary supplies and also to encourage more people to become a volunteer.  We at times have problems getting the animals to us and need more people to volunteer to do transport.. 
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $10,000.00
Projected Expenses $9,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$10,449$9,375$7,341
Administration Expense$1,545$958$557
Fundraising Expense$400$203$435
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.340.911.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%89%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%2%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,658($2,580)($1,617)
Current Assets$1,658($2,580)($1,617)
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$1,658($2,580)($1,617)
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Foundation Comments
  • If an organization has gross receipts that are normally $50,000 or less, it can choose to file Form 990-N.
  • Financial analysis performed with financial statements prepared internally by the organization.