Voice and internet provider NEXTLINK made a big donation of 659 pounds of supplies and presented a $250 check Tuesday morning to the Erath County Humane Society.
Susan Sullivan, director of education services for the company, and senior vice president, Steve Burks along with Katy Keenie and Lori Gonzalez with the company delivered the cash and goods to grateful ECHS executive director Diane McCoy and her assistant, TSU student Ricky Breneman.
“We do something like this twice a year,” Sullivan explained. “Giving back is one of our company’s value goals. In keeping with that, we like to give back to the communities we serve. And since Erath County is in our service area, what better place to give back than the Erath County Humane Society?”
Asked about the process of gathering up the supplies and money, Sullivan said, “We form teams at work; in this case it was eight teams and everybody just pitches in and we get it done.”
NEXTLINK has given to such other worthy causes as CASA, Pythian Home in Weatherford, Grace House and Homes for the Brave, an organization that supports wounded veterans.
“We gave $2,000 to one of their veterans to go toward purchasing a home, and we’ve also donated to Erath police and EMTs,” she said.
“This is just wonderful,” said McCoy. “We’re so grateful that we were chosen because these are things we really need like paper towels, bleach, dog leashes and pet food. There’s actually too much to store here so I’m taking in to my place to store in the garage.”
If you’d like to make a donation, or maybe adopt a dog or cat, call McCoy at 254-965-3247.