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Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

WHS Alumni Update: June 8, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: June 8, 2012

Mocha
One-year-old foster pup Mocha found a forever home this week! We are so grateful to Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his DC staff, our first official Congressional foster office, for taking great care of Mocha and supporting our mission. We love our incredible growing team of life-saving foster volunteers!

Tom, formerly Pie
“Last summer I helped cat Pie find an adoptive family in College Park, MD. They have renamed him Tom because he looks like the 'Tom' in Tom and Jerry.  Pie quickly became friends with the couple's dog Sydney, and here are the two of them lying together on the bed.”
-Ann Curtsinger, WHS Foster Volunteer

Spiro
Spiro, a New York Avenue adoption center alumni, joined a recent PACK run!

Gretel

One Pet Foster Volunteer's Experience

One Pet Foster Volunteer's Experience

The Foster Experience
By Kirsten Stade, WHS Volunteer

My boyfriend Florian and I have been fostering dogs in the DC area since early 2008, first with several rescue groups and now with the Washington Humane Society (WHS).  These four years have contained their share of urine-stained furniture; shredded electronics, upholstery, and a passport; uprooted landscaping; and seemingly futile efforts at peacekeeping in a household with what some would say is too many critters under one roof. But above the sometimes deafening chaos, I have never questioned what I believe is a defining truth: fostering animals is the most important thing I can do in this lifetime.

County Sponsors Free Document Shredding Event

County Sponsors Free Document Shredding Event

 

Prince George’s County citizens and residents are invited to participate in a free Document Shredding Event on Saturday, June 16.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Gwynn Park High School located at 13800 Brandywine Road in Brandywine.

Residents may bring up to five tall kitchen bags or five archive boxes filled with documents to be shredded by mobile trucks from Eco-Shred, LLC and then recycled.

For more information on the Document Shredding Event or other recycling initiatives, call DER’s Recycling Section at (301) 883-5045.

WHS Alumni Update

WHS Alumni Update

Meet wonderful Washington Humane Society alumni this week! Want a new way to see more happy endings? This month we are celebrating Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Adopt your new best feline friend for no adoption fee during June (cats age 2 and older)!

Bam

“It's been a long time since I gave you an update on Bam's progress—he is doing amazing as you will see in his picture! He visits the vet and scores great in all around health and he continues to amaze me each and every day. He is now without a doubt my perfect companion.”
-Andrew Thompson  

Read more about Bam’s story in our Winter Scoop newsletter.

Maya

WHS Alumni Update: May 25, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: May 25, 2012

It’s a holiday weekend, so we’ll keep today’s post short and sweet. Catch up with two amazing WHS alumni!

Rocky

Rocky went home yesterday! Rocky came to the Washington Humane Society emaciated with severe congenital skeletal deformations as well as calluses on both legs and a severely infected sore on one leg. He was being kept in a crate approximately half his size with no bedding for 15-20 hours a day. After a long recovery under the care of dedicated officers in our Humane Law Enforcement Department, he has happily found his forever family! Hooray for Rocky! (Check out all the love he received on our recent Facebook post!).

Coco

Music Festival Comes to National Harbor

Music Festival Comes to National Harbor

FRESHtival, hosted by 94.7 Fresh FM, will be going on at Gaylord National Harbor on Sunday, May 27th, and includes Fireworks, Rides, Games, and a Concert by Adam Lambert, Erin Willett [NBC's the VOICE,] Scars on 45 and Junior Doctor.

Beginning at 11 a.m., fans will also gather to make a Living Flag on the grounds of the Gaylord National Hotel at National Harbor. The first 1000 to show up and participate will receive a Cotton Incorporated, T-shirt in red, white or blue. Participants will be coordinated into the proper formation and official photos will be taken approximately at noon.

For tickets and more information: www.947FRESHFM.com/FRESHtival