Sebring Elks Donate Gratitude Grant to Humane Society During Radio Broadcast
Written by Sebring Elks
Sebring Elks Lodge #1529 has used the $2,000 Gratitude Grant to help the Humane Society of Highlands County for the past two years. Last year the donation was used for buying supplies for their Primary Care Clinic. This year the donation is going to be used to help fund a new cooling system for the dogs housed outside. Due in part to Hurricane Irma in 2017, the society has an unusually high number of animals to care for – 39 cats and 27 dogs. The Elks contacted local radio station WWOJ 99.1 and asked that the check presentation be done at the station. The station went one better, and on Saturday, June 9, they aired on site for two hours not only making the community aware of the various needs of the Humane Society but also interviewing several Sebring Elks members about what the lodge does. As a result of this on-air presentation, two women immediately responded: Linda Mohrdieck brought in a check for $250 as well as food, and Betty Hurlbut, co-owner of Central Security, matched the grant with another $2,000. Sebring Elks and the Humane Society are grateful to John Meder from WWOJ for a fantastic job.
Pictured are Judy Spiegel, President of the Humane Society Board of Directors, and Sebring Lodge Exalted Ruler, Ken Hedges.