After the votes were tabulated in the “Project Make-A-Difference” competition, a grant of $1,000 from the Community Catalyst Funds of the Foundation for the Roanoke Valley was awarded to the Roanoke Valley SPCA for the PET (Pets Eat Too) outreach program.
The PET program supplies pet food for the critters belonging to Meals on Wheels recipients as well as food pantries operated by Bethel Baptist Church, Botetourt County and Manna Ministries.
Holding the winnings are Carolyn Schwanhausser, director of development, and Kathy Perdue, director of marketing and special events, of the RVSPCA. That’s Cindy Crawford — an family-seeking sweetie at the shelter — and Carly Oliver, Foundation for Roanoke Valley’s associate director, in front of the not-very-ATM-friendly check.
The grant will provide more than 1,200 pet meals, which will help poor families and the elderly be able to afford to keep their pets.