Earlier this week, we updated the map in our conference room. Nine counties were filled in pink, our 2015 color: Gwinnett, Hart, Appling, Coweta, Barrow, Rockdale, Camden, Polk, and Crawford. This month has been incredibly busy, and at our peak we were providing care to 51 pets at once. That’s incredible!
Now that it’s getting really, really hot outside, there are considerably less rescue, music, and neighborhood festivals to attend. But we do want to share the great fun that we’ve had this Spring spreading the word about Ahimsa House in the community.
From March to June, we presented at or attended eleven professional meetings ranging from domestic violence task forces and shelter programs to community groups. We also hit the ground running on community festivals and had a booth at SEVENTEEN festivals in Georgia, many of them on the same day. It’s thanks to the very active volunteers in our outreach program that we are able to make such great strides. We have added tons of people to our newsletter, who in turn will share our services with their family and friends. And, most important, we have connected with victims in our community– whether they enter our program immediately, or have added it to their safety plan, our presence at these festivals is positively impacting their lives.
While many of our outreach efforts are located in Metro Atlanta counties, since March we’ve been lucky enough to attend several community festivals in more rural parts of Georgia! This was the first year that we’ve attended Biking Bleckley, a 62.5 Metric Century Ride in Cochran, GA. We were also welcomed back to Finster Fest in Summerville, GA, and the Daylily Festival in Gray.
Stay tuned for more of our adventures! By the end of this month we will be coloring in a BLANK COUNTY due to our outreach efforts!