Two young philanthropists got their first taste of giving back when having a bake sale during the 400 Mile Yard Sale event last weekend in their grandmother’s yard. All proceeds when to help rescue animals.
Braydon Huffines and his brother Colton Minton raised $55 for Best Friends Animal Rescue in Logan County.
“We can’t thank these two enough,” said Belinda Humphreys of Best Friends. “And a big thank you from all the doggies and puppies.”
Humphrey and Linda Williams began their journey to Best Friends Animal Rescue to help the homeless animals in Logan County. Both began the effort by traveling throughout the county for the past several years delivering straw to needy animals in the winter. The initiative grew into a thriving rescue program, funded through donations, with a group of others joining in with them.
“We began the straw initiative because we couldn’t imagine those helpless animals with no way to keep warm,” said Humphrey. “We didn’t want people to think we were criticizing them by offering to help. Sometimes people can’t afford to put straw in their dog’s houses, while others just didn’t think about it. I couldn’t sleep at night knowing there were animals out in our community that couldn’t sleep because they were so cold.”
From providing straw to hundreds of animals over five years, the two friends say their direction has grown into more than they could imagine.
“We could not do what we do without the help of the wonderful and caring board we have, and all the people out there who support us,” said Humphrey. “To see these little guys working to help, well it makes me feel very positive about the future of our animals here in Logan County.”
Braydon and Colton are the sons of Anna Goodwin.
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