South High Students and Staff Help Humane Society and Fire Victims

Photo Cap: l - r: Paul Miller, Executive Director of the Humane Society, Joseph Bender, Kathryn Rodenburg (kneeling), Stephanie Edwards, Kelly Carson

South High Students and Staff Help Humane Society and Fire Victims

Hagerstown, MD (December 28, 2007)- Representatives of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at South Hagerstown High School collected more than 1,500 items for the Washington County Humane Society as part of the Home for the Holidays campaign the society conducts annually. FBLA members coordinated an effort among staff and students to solicit toys, treats, and non-perishable food items that the Humane Society sends home in a stocking with each animal adopted during the holidays.
Katherine Cooker, Manager of Development and Public Relations for the Humane Society, said, "The public schools and South High came through in a big way for the animals and the volunteers at the Humane Society. This generous contribution of time and effort during a very busy season speaks volumes about how much these students care about their community."
South High students and staff also collected more than $400 for a Halfway area family whose members were burned out of their home several weeks ago. The donations were turned over to the family to help with short term needs while they stay with friends.