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GREY2K USA
May 2, 2013

I am a volunteer for Grey2K USA and also happy to be a donor for this wonderful organization. After moving to Florida in 1985, and found out what really happens to racing greyhounds when they no longer turn a profit, I searched for a group which was involved with this issue, that of the horrible conditions in which racing greyhounds are bred, raised, raced, and ultimately, thrown away like garbage. It seemed that so few knew of the abuses that were occuring within this "sport." Then after years of chipping away at this issue more or less by myself, I found GREY2K USA rooted in Massachusetts around the year 2000. Since that time, this group, headed by a dedicated staff and volunteers, has succeeded in shutting down so many tracks around the US, and now live racing is alive in 7 states for a total of 22 tracks, 13 of which exist in Florida. GREY2K USA is working to bring awareness to the cruelty of this industry and I believe greyhound racing is on a downward spiral mainly because of this hard-working group of people of GREY2K USA. I heartily recommend this group for any support needed by individuals who would like to join in the effort to end this atrocity of dog racing.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

GREY2K USA Education Fund
October 31, 2012

Since finding out about the cruel fate and so-called sport of greyhound racing when I moved to Florida in 1985, I was so shocked and wanted to do something about it. I searched for many years to link up with a group that was organized, well-educated and totally dedicated to this one cause. I found some smaller group that unfortunately didn't have the knowledge or ability to really take one this issue, though they were well-meaning. I finally found GREY2KUSA in the late 90's, and found exactly what I was looking for in a group of people who were totally dedicated, educated and able to make changes for the greyhounds. These changes have been apparent, and through these years, I have been so happy to volunteer whatever time and effort I had to give to help in GREY2KUSA's efforts, as they completely follow-through on their actions.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

GREY2K USA
May 17, 2012

After moving from NJ to Florida in 1985, within a short time I found out about the cuelties to greyhounds in the dog racing industry. I really went on a mission, found several groups who tried to help and I volunteered to do whatever they suggested. However, these groups were not organized or educated on how to get the public informed on what was really going on. I will not name these groups as they did their best with what they knew. When GREY2KUSA formed, I finally found a group which was well-organized, educated on educating the public, and able to help me and others who had been rather discouraged in our efforts to get the truth out about the atrocities of greyhound racing.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer