BANGOR — Green Acres Kennel Shop is $382 short of their goal of $6,000 for their 10th annual fundraiser for the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank. They have extended the fundraising campaign until the close of business on Saturday, Dec. 30. If they have raised $6,000 from the community by that time, Green Acres will donate an additional $2,000.
The Furry Friends Food Bank helps low-income seniors and adults with disabilities in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, and Washington counties feed their pets. All funds raised will be used to buy pet food, at wholesale prices, for distribution by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging Furry Friends Food Bank. Once the community donates $6000, Green Acres will donate an additional $2000. People donate in the store, by calling 945-6841, or online through the Green Acres website at www.greenacres-donate.com.
Green Acres Kennel Shop owner Don Hanson states: “All of us at Green Acres Kennel Shop look forward to this fundraiser because we love how it motivates the community to show their thanks by helping seniors and their pets stay together. In many cases, these pets are the only living thing that a senior interacts with on a daily basis. They are their best friend. By donating to this cause, you prevent that senior from having to choose between feeding themselves or their pet. When your pet is all you have, foregoing eating, not refilling a prescription, or turning the heat down very low, are some of the sacrifices that you may make to keep your best friend with you. Please help.”
People can learn more about the Eastern Area Agency on Aging and the Furry Friends Food Bank on the November 18th podcast of The Woof Meow Show where Kate and Don talk with the Robert Crone about these important programs ( http://bit.ly/2Bv7thN ).
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).