Laurens County Humane Society (LCHS) in Clinton, South Carolina, recently hosted a fundraiser that brought the community together in support of their vital mission. On November 1st, LCHS, a non-profit 501(c)(3) rescue, organized a live Facebook event that not only filled their coffers but also strengthened the bonds of the local community.
Directed by the tireless Jill Nobles Mechling, LCHS is operated entirely by a dedicated team of volunteers. What sets LCHS apart is its status as a no-kill shelter, the only one of its kind in Laurens County that takes in both cats and kittens. Every animal available for adoption through LCHS is fully vetted, vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. Beyond adoptions, LCHS offers low-cost community services, such as discounts on vaccinations, medications, nail trims, and microchipping, in addition to running a pet food bank for those in need.
What made this fundraiser special was the collaboration between LCHS and Jordan’s Way, an animal advocacy organization led by Kris Rotonda. Jordan’s Way identifies small rescues across the country in need of financial support, and then creates live fundraising events on Facebook to raise funds and awareness. Kris Rotonda’s visit to LCHS on November 1st marked the beginning of an exciting journey.
Rotonda’s arrival at the LCHS facility ignited a spark of enthusiasm. He, along with local shelter volunteers, organized fun games and engaging events that captured the community’s attention. The live Facebook event provided an excellent platform for people to support LCHS through monetary donations while witnessing the excitement of the team events unfolding.
Several prominent figures from the local community, including Laurens County Sheriff Don Reynolds, Clinton Police Chief Sonny Ledda, Heath Copeland with City of Laurens Police, City of Laurens Police Chief Keith Grounsell, and Ameca Thomas, Superintendent of Laurens District 55, participated in fundraising pie events, adding a touch of humor to the day. The event also featured a heartwarming musical performance by local singer Linda Conner.
The event exceeded all expectations, raising nearly $5,000. Over 100 callers contributed during the live broadcast, and the donations continued to come in through the LCHS website. Checks handed in by supporters demonstrated the strong support that LCHS enjoys from the local community.
There are other options to support the LCHS. Donations are accepted online and you can click HERE to donate. They also have pets available to adopt or you can sign up to be a volunteer.
LCHS remains unwavering in its commitment to rescue, care for, and find loving homes for animals in need, and the recent fundraiser has provided a significant boost to their mission.