Tunica Humane Society Volunteer Day
The loyal purple team returned again this year to Tunica Humane Society to offer assistance and support during the FedEx Cares volunteer day on Friday, Oct. 6th. Volunteers came from all over FedEx and included teammates from The Pilot Group, Crew Planning, Crew Staffing, Crew Travel Services along with a variety of volunteers from FedEx Services and FedEx Ground.
It was an eventful and productive day. As usual our volunteer day was filled with hard work, friendship, emotional moments and lots of puppy and kitty love.
Together the volunteers helped our friends at THS by replacing some rusty kennels, laying new sod for the doggie play area and cleaning a multitude of dog crates along with the shelter’s van. They also helped inside with more cleaning and sorting donations for better organization to help the busy shelter. This facelift will really help the shelter as they prepare for the winter months to come.
The willingness of our FedEx team to step up and help Tunica Humane Society in their valiant efforts to save the lives of so many animals exemplifies the very spirit of FedEx Cares. We are grateful to the FedEx Cares Committee for helping to support this volunteer project. Sandy Williams and her sister Gail, who are the shelter directors, hold the Purple Calvary in the highest esteem. They have always said that the FedEx volunteers are a lifeline for their little shelter. We could not do it without all of the FedEx teammates who generously devote their time.
In addition to the volunteer day, the FedEx Cares team also held a cookout to raise money for the shelter with a “Chuck Waggin” cookout on Sept 20th. Donations were also taken to win a Hollywood Feed “Mississippi Made” dog bed, a Hollywood Feed gift basket and a Brown Dog Lodge “Doggie Day Spa”. A total of over $1500.00 was raised for Tunica Humane Society.
We were also able to present Tunica Humane Society with approximately 50 purple totes filled with treats, toys and dog and cat food.
Tunica Humane Society has over a half million Facebook followers and FedEx is featured proudly in their posts about our Purple Tote Campaign for the shelter. The shout outs from folks all over the world in response to our FedEx Cares efforts on behalf of Tunica Humane Society is very gratifying. We are very grateful to the FedEx Cares for the opportunity to serve.