FAIRMONT, WV —Fairmont State University’s Encova Career Development Center has partnered with the Marion County Humane Society to host a string of fundraising events on campus.
Three major events were scheduled throughout the month of April until the beginning of May to help raise money for the Marion County Humane Society, according to a news release. The Marion County Humane Society will be opening a larger, brand-new facility to accommodate the large number of animals in their care.
“We are excited to partner with Marion County Humane Society to not only help reach their goal but to expose our students to giving back to our community,” said Director of Career Services and Civic Engagement Susan Rodriguez.
Professor of English Donna Long serves on the Marion County Humane Society Board of Directors as their president and approached the Encova Career Development Center to collaborate as part of the Career Development Center’s civic engagement initiative.
“I know so many of us at Fairmont State are animal lovers and believe in the shelter’s mission to provide care for animals in need,” said Long. “Everyone at the Marion County Humane Society No-kill Shelter appreciates the support of the Fairmont State University community as we move forward with the new $2 million facility.”
The first of the three events, the “Raise the Woof Kickoff,” was held on April 10.
The second event will be held on Tuesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Mainstreet inside the Falcon Center on the second floor. Tables with t-shirts, candy, pledge cards and more will be set up for people to purchase. Animals available for adoption from the Humane Society will also be present at this fundraising event from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The last event, “Photos with a Furry Friend”, will be held on Tuesday, May 2 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Mainstreet inside the Falcon Center on the second floor. During this event, attendees can have their photo taken with some of the animals available for adoption from the Humane Society for $5. Shirts, candles, and pledge cards will also be available for purchase at the event.
All events are open for community members to attend.
Those interested in finding out how they can assist with these events or have questions may contact Susan Rodriguez or Donna Long.
Director of Career Services & Civic Engagement
Professor of English and Marion County Humane Society Board of Directors President