Brief: Fundraiser helps fill the shelves at Revelstoke and District Humane Society

Jacobson Ford’s “Fill The Truck Fundraiser “brings in donations of food, toys, treats and more.

The back of a Ford F150 was filled with community donations for the Revelstoke and District Humane Society. Photo: Jacobson Ford Sales - Revelstoke/Facebook

The Revelstoke and District Humane Society is about to have fully stocked shelves, thanks to Jacobson Ford’s “Fill The Truck Fundraiser.”

The fundraiser, which took place over several months, saw the back of a Ford F150 truck filled with donations of food, bedding, toys, treats and money the RDHS relies on to operate. Dan Berg, manager of Jacobson Ford Revelstoke said his love of animals motivated him to start the fundraising project.

“As an animal lover I want to help however I can, especially since the RDHS does so much for the community.  When I first became involved with them I didn’t realize that every person who works for the RDHS is a volunteer, and they all work their butts off!  This is just one way we can all help,” said Berg.

Both RDHS President Pauline Hunter and Vice President Leanne Harasym are very excited to have fully stocked shelves. Jacobson Ford staff will help unload all of the donations at the RDHS on Thursday, May 16 at 10 a.m.

The Revelstoke and District Humane Society has been operating in Revelstoke since 2003, taking in stray and abandoned animals, nursing them to health and finding them homes.  The RDHS also provides financial assistance to low income households to help get more pets in Revelstoke spayed and neutered.  Haraysm said while the volunteer work can be physically and emotionally difficult at times, events like the”Fill The Truck Fundraiser” help to lift spirits and give volunteers the energy they need to keep going.