On Friday, September 16, volunteers from Williams Landscape & Design and the United Way Community Resource Center staff and volunteers worked on a number of projects at Heritage Humane Society as part of United Way's "Day of Caring" campaign.
United Way of Greater Williamsburg volunteers completed more than 30 projects benefiting nonprofit organizations around Greater Williamsburg, including Heritage Humane Society.
A team of landscapers from Williams Landscape & Design gave the outside of the shelter a complete facelift. The crew completed much-needed tasks that included weed eating, restored garden beds, clearing out overgrown shrubberies, and clearing out a walking path for our dogs. As a result of their efforts, the exterior of the shelter is now more kempt and inviting to guests.
Inside the shelter, a group of volunteers from the United Way Community Resource Center helped assemble gift bags and ticket packages for the then-upcoming 5th annual Make Par for Pets Golf Classic. With their help getting things organized ahead of the event, Heritage Humane Society was able to successfully execute the event and raise more than $31,000 in the process.
Additionally, the United Way Community Resource Center volunteers helped make adoption folders, completed normal cleaning activities, and painted the walls of one of Heritage Humane Society's bathrooms.
"We are so very appreciative of the work done at Heritage Humane Society by the volunteers provided by United Way of Greater Williamsburg," said Heritage Humane Society Executive Director Kimberly Laska. "The outside of the shelter looks amazing. Our golf tournament proved record-breaking. This is all thanks in part to the volunteers from Williams Landscape & Design and the United Way Community Resource Center. We are also extremely grateful for the planning and attention to detail by the United Way of Greater Williamsburg, which once again executed a successful 'Day of Caring.'"
Heritage Humane Society would also like to thank Olive Garden and MARTIN'S Food Markets on Monticello Avenue for providing lunch for our "Day of Caring" volunteers. Also, Heritage Humane Society thanks its volunteers for baking cookies that were also served during lunch.
To see a video of "Day of Caring" projects completed by United Way of Greater Williamsburg, click here: https://vimeo.com/183401376
About Heritage Humane Society
Heritage Humane Society serves as the compassionate steward of companion animals that are in transition from stray/surrender to forever homes. Heritage Humane Society educates the public about humane animal care and treatment, advocates animal welfare, and provides affordable adoption and spay/neuter services to measurably reduce overpopulation of unwanted companion animals. More than 90% of their funding comes from concerned citizens, corporations and foundations. Learn more at www.heritagehumanesociety.org or at www.facebook.com/hhswilliamsburg.
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