Ryan Newman Foundation Heads Up Relief Efforts for Displaced Animals Across the Southeast
(Statesville, N.C. – May 4, 2011) - The tornadoes that ripped through the Southeastern United States on April 27 are some of the worst in recent history. Many communities across six states have been devastated, with many lives destroyed, particularly in Alabama.
As a result, the Greater Birmingham (Ala.) Humane Society (GBHS) has been tasked by the Emergency Management Agency to help with relief efforts through services provided by the shelter.
The GBHS is coordinating transfers from Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Pleasant Grove, Ala., as well as surrounding areas to help accommodate the high number of displaced animals. They agency is also providing assistance to Jefferson County (Ala.) Animal Control lost and found pets through a GBHS volunteer hotline and assistance in the field, while also providing emergency relief to injured horses at Mount Olive (Ala.) Rescue Barn.
In light of this recent tragedy, the Ryan Newman Foundation is dedicated to working closely with the GBHS and shelters across the Southeast affected by this disaster.
“It’s so sad to see the images on television from the devastation left behind, not only in Alabama, but across such a large area in the South,” said Ryan Newman Foundation President, Krissie Newman. “It brings me back to the sadness of Hurricane Katrina.
“I can’t begin to imagine what the families who lost loved ones and everything they own are going through. Among the tragedy, many pets have lost their owners or are lost themselves, looking for comfort. We can use all the help we can get from NASCAR fans and pet lovers to raise money and collect donations for our mission.“
Your support will allow the Ryan Newman Foundation to transport much needed care to pets affected by this tragedy:
Items requested are:
Dog Food (small bags, and moist cases are most needed)
Cat Food (small bags, and moist cases are most needed)
Crates of all sizes
Among the tragedy, many pets have lost their owners or are lost themselves, looking for comfort.
Dog beds and bowls
Bleach, paper towels and other cleaning supplies
Office Supplies (copy paper and Sharpies)
Hand soap and dish soap
Pet Shampoo, regular formula (NOT flea formula)
Yellow professional mop buckets
Horse Feed and hay
Four designated drop-off locations have been established in North Carolina:
Ryan Newman Motorsports
165 Jennings Road
Statesville, NC 28625
Hours for drop-off: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (Someone will be on site to assist with donations.)
Humane Society of Iredell County
110 Robinson Road
Mooresville, NC 28115
Hours for drop-off: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday (Someone will be on site to assist with donations.)
JTG Daugherty Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing
20310 Chartwell Center Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031
Hours for drop-off: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (A trailer will be located next to the race shop to drop off donations. Look for the sign. No on-site assistance.)
Humane Society of Charlotte
2700 Toomey Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28023
Hours for drop-off: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Sunday
On Monday, May 16, the Ryan Newman Foundation will deliver trucks loaded with donations to shelters across the Southeast.
If you would like to make a monetary donation to the relief efforts, please visit www.gbhs.org.
-ryan newman foundation