One of our Member Service Representatives, Jenny Sosh, had an original idea to support the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter. Power to the Paws was a month long donation drive where anyone in the community could bring a physical or monetary donation for the animal shelter in exchange for an entry into a drawing for a prize basket containing REMC swag, LED bulbs, gift certificates and merchandise from local businesses. We even had a local author donate two signed children's books about pets. By the end of the month, we had more than $200 donated and over 500 physical donations which totaled over 500 pounds, including 325 pounds of pet food!
We also held a pet portrait event on July 26th to raise money for the shelter. We invited families to bring their pets and have a professional pet portrait taken for a $10 donation. In all more than $550 was raised for the shelter! Maribel Paredon of Charlestown won the prize basket and was thrilled to help support such a worthy cause.