For Immediate Release
Saturday, December 01, 2012
Contact: Don Hanson
Green Acres Kennel Shop
[Bangor]¾ Our two month fundraising project for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank ended at the close of business yesterday with donations from our clients totaling $1845 which we have matched with an additional $1500, bringing our total to $3345. All funds raised will be used to buy pet food, at wholesale prices, for distribution by the Furry Friends Food Bank. Thank you clients and community for supporting this effort. With your help we substantially surpassed our initial goal of $2000.
Green Acres Kennel Shop owner Don Hanson states: “Once again our clients and the community as a whole have really opened their hearts to this important project. By helping seniors feed their pets we are helping to ensure they have funds left over for their own food, medications, and other essentials like fuel oil. But even more importantly, we’re keeping that senior and their furry companion together. These donations will put smiles on lots of faces. However, what we’ve raised is only a small part of what is needed, so Green Acres will continue to serve as a collection point for food donations for the Furry Friends Food Bank throughout the year.” When asked if Green Acres will repeat this project next year Hanson said “You can count on it. And next year we’re going to set a higher goal because we know our community will step up to the challenge.”
Interested parties may follow the activities of other projects for the Furry Friends Food Bank on the FaceBook page for the Friends of EAAA Furry Friends Food Bank at (https://www.facebook.com/GAKS.FFFFB)
The Eastern Area Agency on Aging is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, and Washington counties dedicated to providing seniors, adults with disabilities and caregivers with a variety of options, opportunities, resources and referrals. (http://www.eaaa.org).
In business since 1965, Green Acres Kennel Shop at 1653 Union Street is a Pet Care Services Association (PCSA) accredited facility offering boarding, daycare and grooming for dogs and cats, as well as pet behavior consultations and training classes. Voted Best Kennel every year since 2002, Best Pet Store every year since 2007, and Best Dog Trainer every year since 2011, the Green Acres retail store offers a wide variety of wholesome pet foods, treats and quality supplies. For more information, please call 945-6841 or visit www.greenacreskennel.com.