Thank you to the American Red Cross of Northeastern Wyoming for recognizing the Fur Kids Foundation as a Hometown Hero, and to the sponsors of the 2013 Hometown Hero event: Citizen Corps, Cloud Peak Energy, First Interstate Bank, Powder River Energy Corp. and the United Way.
As many of you know, Fur Kids Foundation was formed in 2011 and began providing aid in September 2012. In less than a year, we have helped 10 families and contributed more than $1,000 to the Campbell County Community.
"We would like to thank the community for supporting and embracing Fur Kids Foundation. Without community support, we would not be able to do the things we do and help the families in our area," said Foundation Vice President Mary Melaragno when accepting the award.
The Foundation could not do any of this work without the support of our sponsors.
Thank you to Cloud Peak Energy, who is sponsoring Pet-A-Palooza in September. We would also like to thank Animal Medical Center, FCA Country Store, Hands on Pottery and Photo Imaging Center for taking the time out of their busy schedule to support our cause with fundraisers and helping us with educational events. And, thank you to Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Energy Laboratories, Inc., First Interstate Bank, Gillette Energy Rotary Club, Land Surveying Incorporated, Lubrication Services, Inc., McKinnon Flooring, Phagan Photography, Sol Domus and Wyoming Beverage Pepsi-7-Up of Gillette, and our donors for supporting us this past year.
Thank you to the two vet clinics in Gillette, Animal Medical Center and Thunder Basin Veterinary Clinic PC., for supporting us and for embracing our mission.
Thank you to the Gillette/Campbell County Animal Shelter for sending clients our way and for helping us promote our events.
And, lastly, but certainly not least, thank you to our rock star volunteers because without them this organization would not run. This Foundation is run solely on volunteer support—we truly would not exist without you.
Congratulations to the other groups and individuals who received awards today:
We are truly humbled to be included among this group of hometown heroes. Thank you.
Fur Kids Foundation Board members
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!