As the coronavirus pandemic drained local nonprofit organizations of their funds and supplies, Bryan Kilby decided his Bel Air, Md., dealership group, Jones Junction, needed to chip in. And not just to help its human neighbors.
Jones Junction partnered with The Mill, a lawn and garden center that also sells pet supplies, to donate a $5,000 store credit and $1,500 in dog food to the Harford County Humane Society. When announcing the donation in June, the group said it intended to use the store credit to purchase supplies such as cat litter, animal feed and bedding for shelter animals.
"Like so many other nonprofits, we've had to cancel all our fundraising events and activities so far this year, and our usual donations have also declined significantly," Humane Society Executive Director Jen Swanson said in a statement.