We have a dedicated team of volunteers who share their knowledge of GRRMF with our Mid-Florida communities through various services..Friendraising, Fundraising and our Hearts of Gold therapy dog program. Sadly, 2021 started out as 2020 ended. Our event volunteers were very unhappy as most of our community events were canceled due to the pandemic. That did not stop our Hearts of Gold team from coming up with creative ways through photos, cards and YouTube videos to stay in touch with their cherished assisted living facilities, schools and hospitals.
Our friendraising/education teams who could not reach out to community partners for on-site event festivities did reach out to veterinarians in Florida to increase awareness of our rescue services should they need to refer a client to us for assistance. Excitement built for this team during the fourth quarter of 2021 when we participated in five community events to share their knowledge of our rescue and the breed we all love. Our Hearts of Gold team made special appearances at some of these events as well as our volunteers’ pups for additional love and receivers of hugs and kisses.
Fundraising focus was on two events – Giving Tuesday and Jupiter Golden Jubilee. Our teams donated a significant investment of time and talent to ensure these events achieved our Woody medical fund replenishment goals to prepare for 2022. A huge paws up and thank you to all who contributed to these events which collectively raised $44,500 for dog care.
As our communities reopen to more possibilities in 2022, we hope you may have an interest in becoming an event volunteer to share the good news story of GRRMF with new friends we meet at these events. We need more help in The Villages, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Melbourne areas. Complete a volunteer application to raise your paws. Any questions can be emailed to our firstname.lastname@example.org mailbox.