by Jan Longton & Sharon DeGroat
After six months of collecting refundable bottles and cans from the recycling bins at Essex Meadows, we were able to donate $600 to two special causes.
We gave $300 to Help Willy’s Friends, an organization that provides food, shelter, and medical attention to various rescue groups and shelter. Help Willy’s Friends was born from the knowledge that millions of dogs and cats are euthanized nationally each year for the lack of funds to care for them.
We also gave $300 to Save a Best Friend, an organization that rescues animals from high-kill shelters from Florida to Connecticut. Approximately 800 animals are killed in these shelters every hour. Most never make it out.
With your help, we are able to make a difference in these animals’ lives. We thank you for your continued support and for the cans and bottles that you so willingly donate.
“The purity of a person’s heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals.”