Best of 2012: Best place to volunteer

2012-05-20T00:00:00Z Best of 2012: Best place to volunteer nwitimes.com
May 20, 2012 12:00 am

Humane Society of Northwest Indiana

6100 Melton Road (US Hwy 20)

Gary, Ind.

219.938.3339

millercritters.net

Volunteers are the backbone of any organization, says Betty Clayton, executive director of the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana. This small animal shelter was founded in 1913 and moved to its present location in the Miller Beach area to increase its visibility more than 20 years ago. With only six employees, the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana relies on its 75 volunteers to help walk the dogs, brush and groom the animals, play with cats and kittens, socialize puppies and provide clerical assistance, Clayton says. In addition volunteers help plan fundraisers and Tag Days that bring in needed resources.

SECOND PLACE

United Way

unitedway.org

THIRD PLACE

Meals on Wheels

8446 Virginia St

Merrillville, Ind.

219.756.3663

 

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