TROY, Mich., August 8, 2013 – The Detroit Area Rescue Team (DART), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to fill operational gaps in the local charity scene, will host a weeklong donation drive to collect supplies and raise awareness for the Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of Detroit’s homeless dogs through the city’s first no kill shelter. DART founder Steve Barone made the announcement.
During the drive, DART hopes to fill an entire semi-truck full of requested dog supplies, including food (adult and puppy), treats, large dog bowls, blankets and towels, collars and leashes, dog houses, toys, crates or kennels, dog beds, flea and tick prevention (sprays, shampoos, etc.), and paper towel. Gift cards to Pet Supplies Plus or PetSmart and gas gift cards for the DDR vans are also appreciated. The donation drive will take place Aug. 19–24 at 2075 W. Big Beaver Rd., in Troy. The event will be capped off with a dog adoption day and BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Six dogs will be on site for adoption.
“There are more than 50,000 stray dogs on the streets of Detroit, and those animals are in need of loving families,” said Barone. “We value Detroit Dog Rescue’s mission and their no-kill policy, and we are thrilled for the opportunity to help them raise critical supplies to continue their mission and help these animals find homes.”
A lifelong Detroit-area resident, Barone, president and CEO of Troy-based Creative Breakthroughs, Inc., founded DART as a way to give back to the community that helped raise him through hands-on events that allow volunteers to make a difference in their community by helping those in need. Both DART and the DDR are nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations. For more information on DART, visit http://www.cbihome.com/who-we-are/dart, and learn more about the DDR at http://www.detroitdogrescue.com/. Visit the event Facebook page to learn more.
About Detroit Area Rescue Team
The Detroit Area Rescue Team (DART) exists to help fill the operational “gaps” in the local charitable scene, providing hands-on support to those in need throughout the metropolitan Detroit area. DART is an official 501 (c) (3), nonprofit organization and contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS.
About Detroit Dog Rescue
Detroit Dog Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization determined to save homeless, abused, forgotten and misplaced dogs of Detroit through the first no kill rescue and rehabilitation center in Detroit.