Jered Eastmond

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"There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November."

The Friends of Linden Animal Shelter (FOLAS) were given a heartwarming gift as part of a third grader’s Martian Luther King, service project. This project has been an ongoing endeavor to help raise money as well as provide supplies for the shelter. 

Amelia Hanger, is the student responsible for starting the project two years ago when she raised $400 for the shelter then the following year raising nearly $1000 for the Linden Presbyterian Church food mission. The growing success of their annual project continued as this year over $2000 was donated to the shelter over the course of Amelia’s project. Either in cash donations or with the buying of much needed supplies for animals and the shelter. 

Amelia’s mother Jennifer Pankow-Hanger attributed the success to a combined group effort of many different people, but is proud of her daughter for continuing to push forward with such a noble goal of helping animals. Amelia is a fan of the late Dr. King as he helped people to change the world for the better and she wants to do the same thing even if it’s one small step at a time. 

The family had adopted two cats Michelle and Michael from FOLAS happy to give both cats a loving home. The shelter continues to seek aid and host events to spread awareness that our furry friends need us as much as we need them. 

The Linden School district continues to push forward into the new year with projects that raise attention and awareness, but what do you think about this heartwarming mission? If you’re looking for more information Click here for Linden School #10’s website regarding any upcoming projects to help as we continue to look out for Amelia and her families next mission to spread positivity in the world.