♥ Special Interests

Animal Rescue groups and the work they perform are near and dear to my heart.  I donate both time and money to assist these groups in their efforts to improve the lives of humans and their animal companions.

khs-logoFor the past year I have been volunteering for the Kansas Humane Society.  One of the things I love best is the opportunity to work with dogs that need a little boost of confidence.  The Canine Courage program allows volunteers and staff to help the animals that need just a little extra bit of courage to get them ready for adoption and their forever homes.  To learn more about the work done by the organization, make a donation, adopt a pet or to volunteer you can visit their website (http://www.kshumane.org).

Prior to volunteering for the KS Humane Society, my husband, daughter and I had been volunteering for LAPP – LifeLine Animal Placement and Protection (http://lifelineanimalplacement.org).  It is the only non-kill animal shelter in Wichita, KS.  We were responsible for socializing the kitties and cleaning the kitten cages one day per week at the Rock Road PetCo location.  If you are interested in volunteering your time or resources you can contact LAPP for more information.  If you are interested in adopting an animal you can visit the East or West PetCo locations or visit the LAPP website for available animals.


My grandfather served in the Army during WWII, having the honor and privilege of working as a radio operator alongside the Navajo Code Talkers.  His years in the service were a very emotional subject for him and he found it nearly impossible to talk about his time during the war.

My dad served for over 25 years in the Army Reserve.  He retired with the rank of Command Sargent Major in the 95th Training Division.

The company I work for provides a special yearly benefit to each employee.  We are given the ability to donate a generous amount to our favorite cause.

In honor of my grandfather’s and dad’s service in the Army and their strong love of dogs, each year I donate my benefit to a wonderful cause that supports both groups of “survivors”.

Visit GlobalGiving (http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/dogs4vets/) or Canines with a Cause (http://www.canineswithacause.org) to learn more about this program or to donate to their mission.