District No. 3440

Middlesboro 119 Supports Friends Of The Shelter

Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter, a local non-profit animal welfare organization, works to reduce the number of homeless animals in Bell County. One of the ways they do this is through education programs that teach children and adults responsible pet ownership.
Middlesboro Elks Lodge #119 recently donated $300 to Friends of the Shelter to help them provide "KIND NEWS" to local elementary classrooms.
KIND NEWS, an award-winning classroom newspaper for children in grades K through 6, is published by the Humane Society of the United States and is delivered to sponsored classrooms monthly, September through May. KIND NEWS encourages good character in children with an emphasis on kindness to animals, respect for natural habitats, good citizenship and peaceful conflict resolution.
Friends of the Shelter's goal for next year is to place KIND NEWS in every 4th grade classroom in Bell County. The cost to adopt a classroom is $25. With over forty 4th grade classrooms in the county the cost will be over $1,000.
The Elks donation will help Friends of the Shelter reach this goal, providing KIND NEWS to 12 classrooms.
Shown accepting the donation from Middlesboro Elks President Tommy Harrell (right) are Friends of the Shelter volunteers Barbara and Roy Asher.
If you or your organization would also like to help with this project please call 606-269-4367 or contact any member of Friends of the Shelter.

To get more information and find out what Friends Of The Shelter is all about go the the link below

Middlesboro 119 Friends Of The Shelter Page

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