February 17, 2012
I have been a member of the Red Star Animal Emergency Services team since 2002 and I know first-hand from my own experience (16 disasters and counting) with the organization of the commitment of the staff that I have worked with. They are dedicated, compassionate, and work tirelessly to keep the volunteers and the animals safe. Ten years ago, I did not even know who American Humane Association was and I remember being impressed knowing there was an organization with 135 years of history that protected both children AND animals. As a volunteer, I have been treated with the utmost respect and have developed lasting friendships with other volunteers as well as with staff that I consider family. I have made my work with American Humane my "life work", whether it is as a volunteer on the Red Star team or as one of the Instructors for two of the courses they offer in the animal program. I will continue to support American Humane in this capacity for as long as I am able. I understand the importance and value of the support of the community because of the numbers of children and animals within this country that need help as a result of the economy, disasters, abuse, neglect, etc. I, personally, am grateful that I can continue to do this work because of the support to keep these programs moving forward and to help educate the public in the importance of protecting our children AND animals.
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