In April, a group of volunteers packaged up donations (139 boxes!) for military working dogs and their handlers overseas through the organization Military Working Dog Support Association.
This mailing included a “Gone Fishing” themed box with donations from local shops as well as other donations across the country.
There were many businesses and individuals who donated in and outside of Michigan. Local participation in this effort include Allison Merrill of Sun Dog Kennel in Traverse City who donated dog bowls; Anna & Greg Friewald and their dog Ralph in Williamsburg who donated dog deshedding combs/FURminators and also Kong toys and balls; The D.O.G. Bakery in Traverse City who donated fish cookies for dogs; Great Lakes Potato Chips in Traverse City who donated kettle chips; Louann Merrill from Cedar who donated nightcrawler gummy worms and swedish fish and salt water taffy; and Oleson’s Food Store in Traverse City who donated tuna lunch-to-go packages