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Review for Operation Blankets of Love, Granada Hills, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to OBOL when they were invited to be guest speakers (Eileen AND Ginger) at my local women's club (MWFC) and we came away with a story about a dog who inspired her Mom & Pop to begin this operation. They wanted to do 'something' and SOMETHING they did. Loaded up van ++ with bags & bags of dog food, cat food & other essentials for making an animal more comfortable while living in the shelter, waiting for a real home. Personally, Brad was at the ready when I asked him if he would take 3 large bird cages from us and send them to a place where most needed. Veterans! Helps ease the pain of PTSD. All the county shelters get a visit from OBOL regularly & even work well outside Los Angeles County. A lot of driving! I support them monthly, mostly for Gas!! Lovely People, Eileen & Brad. Media savvy as well ~~

Role:  Donor
 

Review for National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, Inc., Santa Paula, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Moorpark Womens Fortnightly Club discovered a retired schoolteacher named Wilma Melville working out of her house in Ojai, CA (within the Ventura County limits which qualified our club to support an approved charity) She began to publicize Her little rescue of rescued dogs from our County Shelter & that is a gift from Above! Saving lives of dogs with too much energy for most homes. They no longer languish in a 4x6 concrete cell ~ She gave them a job to do. So, after training at what became her multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art disaster facility, we fondly remember the rainy morning in 2005 when she came with her dog Murphy to speak to our club. We became life-long fans, myself in charge of collecting donations for SDF & staying on top the the news that comes from them every day on social media. SDF trained-teams have been deployed to current Hurricane disaster zones, but they are most famous for attending 2 local disasters last year. The Montecito Mudslides & it's predesessor, the#ThomasFire which ignited within a mile of their facility. They were the first to evac, moved right into a hotel in Ventura with open arms, because the fire was bearing down & eventually captured the city & most of SDF's beloved home. The Dogs were safe, the Kennels were spared but the property & training fixtures were gone. So, the mission starts over .. be part of the Search! >..

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Review for National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, Inc., Santa Paula, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In 2005, I joined the Moorpark Women's Fortnightly Club in honor of their 100th Anniversary here in Moorpark, California ~ the very first guest speaker I heard was this lovely little woman from Ojai who had begun a 'rescue' of sorts for shelter dogs in Ventura County & turned them into Search & Rescue Dogs at her home & training facility .. since then, I've kept up with Wilma through local news & now social media. It is extraordinary that she has become quite the celebrity having expanded from her original idea leading up to today's current level of Search & Rescue expertise! It's the growth factor that makes this non-profit deserving of this attention, but the growth factor really translates into more lives saved, both human & canine. Next semester, the Club is re-instating this charity as official in it's annual budgetary donations list supporting local charities .. guess who grabbed the open position of Chairman? Sincerely, Kathleen Walle ~ Moorpark, California 93021 kjwalle5@roadrunner.com

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