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Funds For Foster Pups

PenAir employees selected Amazing Grace Bully Rescue to receive 2022 Jeans for Communerosity® (J4C) funds.

Amazing Grace Bully Rescue is a nonprofit in Pensacola that helps find fosters and forever homes for local animals. Their mission is to help the animals in our area of NW Florida and to educate people about the importance of spaying/neutering their pets to stop overpopulation.

“We appreciate the employees of PenAir so much,” said Paula Whiteamire, Amazing Grace Bully Rescue. “We depend on donations to help fund and pay for the animals’ care.”

The rescue operates solely off donations through a network of fosters and volunteers. Shelters and rescues are always filled with so many healthy, adoptable pets. Many animals can live up to 15 years (or more). Amazing Grace hopes to provide as many animals as possible with a second chance at a forever. Each adoption includes spay/neuter, current shots, heartworm test and microchipping.

“We are so excited to provide Amazing Grace with these funds,” says Jill Cumbia, Digital Products and Services Specialist at PenAir Federal Credit Union. “This is an awesome foster-based organization. They do all their foster and animal help off-site, so they really rely on fosters and volunteers to make it work. And I think I speak for everyone when I say that we love our dogs at PenAir.”

PenAir’s J4C program is an employee-driven fundraising effort, born from the dedication and passion for enhancing the lives of those in the communities where we live, work and serve. Each year, employees nominate and vote for like-minded local nonprofit organizations to champion over the course of a year. Selected charities receive a gift of $4,000, along with a commitment from the credit union’s 332 employees to serve the organization through volunteer opportunities supporting their missions. Funds are raised through payroll deductions, J4C days, and J4C t-shirt sales, then matched by PenAir.

Beyond the check, the J4C program was created as a way for the company to collectively serve our communities, which includes the gift of time. In that spirit, each PenAir employee receives 5 hours of paid time per month to volunteer during working hours with the organization of their choice.

Are you able to open your home, your heart, and your mind to foster a local pup? Head over to amazinggracebullyrescue.rescuegroups.org to learn how you can get involved.

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