The Humane Society of Morgan County announces that a small group of generous supporters have donated $5,000 to create a special "Challenge Grant" for the community to match or exceed. These supporters are calling upon individuals, businesses, churches and civic organizations to take part in this challenge to help the animal shelter located on Route 522, south of Berkeley Springs.
These supporters urge the community to send whatever donations they can to try and match or beat their initial $5,000 grant in order to help the Humane Society through this financially-difficult winter period, to raise the community's awareness of the work done by the Humane Society, and to encourage a regular funding stream of donations throughout the year. The challenge kick-off is Wednesday, February 21. The Society hopes to reach or exceed its goal of $10,000 by March 17, St. Patrick's Day. Hence, this fundraiser has been called, "The St. Patrick's Day Matching Challenge."