Raise the Roof grant awarded to humane society

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanks to the generosity of the Polk County Community Foundation, the cats, dogs, staff, and volunteers at the Foothills Humane Society in Columbus are potentially $7,000 closer to having a new roof over their heads. The $7,000 is available as a matching challenge incentive grant. In other words, for every dollar raised by the shelter in donations for roof replacement, a dollar is added by the PCCF. For example, a donor giving $50 to keep rescued pets cozy and dry is, in effect, giving $100.

As a private, non-profit, no-kill shelter, donations make the difference at the Foothills Humane Society for everything from healthcare and neutering to food, bedding, and more until every cat and dog has a home. Donations generated in the Raise the Roof Challenge, however, and the matching dollars from PCCF, will be used solely for roof replacement. When FHS reaches $7,000 in donations and the combined total is $14,000, donors can visit the shelter to see their tax-deductible donations going to work shingle by shingle.

For details on the Raise the Roof Challenge, contact Chris Taylor, executive director, 828-863-4444, executive_director@foothillshumanesociety.org.

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– article submitted by Vincent Verrecchio