Each week, KHS shelter employees do over a ton of laundry as they launder bedding for shelter animals.
"We are so grateful for the Kentucky Colonels' generosity," says Robin Vincent, KHS Shelter Operations Director. "Our current dryer is 10 years old, and has broken down numerous times. The Colonels' gift will allow us to purchase a new industrial dryer so that our animals have clean, fresh bedding every day."
In September, the Kentucky Colonels announced over $2 million in grants given to Kentucky charities. The $2 million mark is a record for the KY Colonel’s annual grant program, according to HOKC Executive Director Sherry Crose, as more than 230 charities throughout the Commonwealth will receive grants this year and 3 million Kentuckians will be aided through the combined impact of the nonprofit organizations receiving these grants.
Lynn Ashton, Commanding General of the Kentucky Colonels said, "A Kentucky Colonel is more than just a certificate, it's a group of compassionate people who care about people.”
HOKC is a 501(c)(3) supporting Kentucky charities and worthy organizations through its Good Works Program. Donations are given by Colonels appointed by the Governor, who chose to exercise this honor in a meaningful way. For more information go to www.kycolonels.org.