It is October 1st and you know what that means here at It’s Just Life!!!!! Time to tally up the comments for the month and reveal the results and time to announce the latest Comments for a Cause for October!!! This past month I was inspired by a member of my sister’s congregation who organized a hugely successful diaper drive. I decided to make my donation this month to the National Diaper Bank Network. You can read my post here where I highlighted what they do. I had another great month and will be making a $162 donation to them as a result of the comments here on my blog and comments made on Facebook also. Thank YOU to all who take the time to add your thoughts every day about my ramblings!!! I really appreciate it and even if I do not get to respond to every single one I do read them all!!!
Drum roll please……I have made a lot of great friends via this blog and one of those is Bernie from One Mixed Bag. Bernie is amazing and has made me laugh and cry numerous times with her humor and her compassion. Bernie has found another passion with another fabulous woman –Sheri Aanstad Lee—who is a dog rescuer in Montana. Not a dog whisperer though I suspect she does a bit of that also. What makes Sheri so fabulous?? Well, let me tell you! Sheri has been doing rescue for about 8 years and in that time has rescued over 1000 dogs. She got into it with another friend, Charlotte Heinie, who has moved from the area and is not able to help out as much as she did so the ball is now mainly in Sheri’s court. Donations fund their work with the majority of their funding coming from the adoptions that they make. Their rescues come primarily from reservations– the Crow, Lame Deer , Lodge Grass, and Busby which are Crow and Northern Cheyenne They have a Facebook page here called Rez Dog Rescue where you can see tons of pictures of the dogs that they have rescued. They also have a Petfinder page where they have all their adoptions listed which you can view by clicking here. I can attest to seeing lots of stray dogs roaming around on the reservation that I spent a week at in North Dakota a few years ago so I can totally understand that it is a universal issue. Thank you to Rez Dogs for making the difference!!!!
So this month for every comment made I will make a 50 cent donation to Rez Dog Rescue and even though it won’t be a lot of money it will help with a few items that they may need—like food!!! There are many wonderful folks who are involved with this and Bernie and her husband, Roy, have taken many puppies into their own home to foster them. She wrote an amazing blog post about going to the reservation here—don’t miss clicking on this one and reading it. And make sure you have the kleenex handy. Below is a picture of Katie–one of their rescue doggies—isn’t she adorable?
(Picture of Katie taken by Kari Witschi Longshore)
I also thought I would post a list of all of the causes that “we” have helped to date with Comments for a Cause. If I do nothing else with this blog it is my privilege and honor that my husband and I can support some of these wonderful charities . Thank you to all who take the time to comment and who follow my blog ! It is truly appreciated.
- National Parkinson’s Foundation
- Meals on Wheels
- National Down Syndrome Society
- Tree of Life
- Hospice of St. Rita’s
- Burrito Bikers
- West Ohio Food Bank
- Crisis Intervention Services
- Humane Society of North Iowa
- Ada First UMC (rebuilding after a fire)
- Operation Shower
- Amazon Outreach
- School Classroom Supplies (Ohio)
- National Diaper Bank Network