CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Drug Emporium employees and customers raised more than $6,000 for local animal rescue organization Dog Bless last month as part of the organization's "Dollars for Dogs" campaign.
The campaign raised money by selling $1 "Blessing Paws," which were displayed in Drug Emporium stores. The donations will be used to aid in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of dogs in the area.
During a two-week period in March, Drug Emporium locations in Charleston and Kanawha City sold more than 5,000 Blessing Paws. The company also raised additional funds by collecting donations from several vendors and distributors.
Drug Emporium director of pharmacy Jerry Leonard said his daughter, Dog Bless secretary Sarah Leonard Martin, shared the fundraising with him over a Sunday dinner in early 2013.
"It was an easy sell," he said. "Our employees enthusiastically embraced Dog Bless, and it was amazing how receptive our customers were to the fundraising effort."
For more information about Dog Bless, visit www.dogblesswv.org.
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