Vacation Bible School often offers a lesson on giving back to the community. The kids at Vacation Bible School at Liberty Baptist Church collected 600 blankets; dog and cat food; pet toys; treats; dog beds; and bowls for the Douglas County Animal Shelter in memory of Captain Herb Emory.
“Captain Herb Emory supported our Church and we wanted to donate in his memory. Our VBS focused on service projects, and we wanted to teach the kids to give back. The kids can relate to pets and it was a wonderful turnout. We want to thank the parents because we couldn’t have done this without their support,” VBS Director Brandie Solesbee stated.
The donations will be used to comfort the cats and dogs that call the Shelter their home. Resource Officer Liz Marino was grateful for the contribution and noted the children are learning valuable life lessons through giving.
“We are very grateful to the Church and their young people who have made such a significant contribution to the care and welfare of our shelter dogs and cats,” she said. “They are learning at an early age to care for those who cannot care for themselves. The Shelter animals will benefit from their generous donation.”
Donations to the shelter are always appreciated. The Douglas County Animal Shelter is located at 1755 County Services Road adjacent to the Cedar Mountain Landfill. All adoptable pets can be viewed on www.petfinder.com.