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GeoVista donates to shelter, challenges others
GeoVista Federal Credit Union Human Resources Manager Frances Moody and CEO Elaine Tuten give a check to Liberty Humane Shelter President Sandra Frye. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
GeoVista Federal Credit Union employees seem to understand the plight of unwanted and abandoned animals housed at the Liberty Humane Shelter.
Last Thursday, shelter President Sandra Frye received two checks from the bank. Employees donated $1,000 and GeoVista matched the employees’ donation. Bank officials said they hope the donation will encourage other area businesses to help the shelter.
“It’s really great to see the community pull together and see that there is a need and answer that need,” Frye said. “It’s wonderful to have them encourage other businesses to participate. It’s very gratifying.”
“We ... have a dress down fund at the credit union for the employees,” GeoVista human resources Manager Frances Moody said. “We decided that since the shelter was in need of funds, it would be a nice place to invest this (the money).”
Frye said word has spread and others have come forward to help. She said a woman celebrating her 60th birthday plans to donate to the shelter.
Liberty County High School’s Future Farmers of America sponsored a dress-down day and donated $600. Lewis Frasier Middle School students donated $200 from a bake sale, and Taylor’s Creek Elementary students donated recyclable items to the shelter.
“We still have tickets available for the Boston butts,” Frye said. “The deadline is May 24 and we will tally the orders and start cooking on Thursday and have them ready by Friday.”
Tickets, which are $20 each, are available at Hinesville City Hall, GeoVista Federal Credit Union and the Liberty Humane Shelter. The butts will be available for pickup after 1 p.m. Friday, May 28, at the Mills House on Memorial Drive and Highway 84.
The shelter also is hosting a Doggie Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 29. Pets are welcome and Dr. Rachel Peoples will run a rabies vaccine clinic and offer micro-chipping.
There also will be a yard sale, pet parade, rides, games, karaoke, fire trucks, police cruisers and the Pink Heals Tour Fire Truck.
The shelter is still accepting donations for the doggie day yard sale. For more information, call 876-3647 or go to
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