From my mailbag today:
AKC Reunite is pleased to announce a second Challenge Grant has been created by the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America Charitable Trust, which will match donations to AKC Reunite’s Pet Disaster Relief Fund dollar for dollar for a total amount of $10,000 from their trust to support efforts for the families and pets in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey.
This challenge grant follows the initial challenge grant from Barbara and Bob Amen (Delegate, Greater St. Louis Training Club) that began on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The goal was met and exceeded within 24 hours. That grant also matched donations to AKC Reunite’s Pet Disaster Relief Fund dollar for dollar for a total donation of $10,000 from the Amen family to support efforts for those affected by Harvey.
“We were thrilled by the generous response of the AKC community to the Amens’ challenge. And we are very thankful to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America Charitable Trust for starting this second challenge grant,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite President and CEO. “The American Kennel Club and AKC Reunite’s commitment to helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey continues. We know there is a long recovery road ahead and we intend to help in any way we can.”
Two AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers have been deployed in Dallas and Ft Worth, Texas to help evacuees from the storm, and AKC Reunite will continue to help shelters caring for pets displaced by the storm. To donate securely online, go to www.akcreunite.org/donate.
Even though the water is receding, the need is going to continue for a very long time.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!