Volunteers build animal shelter

A group of twenty five volunteers from Pennsylvania could use a little southern hospitality, otherwise it's peanut butter and jelly sandwiches until next week.

The majority of the volunteers come from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. They are in Rayne constructing a new animal shelter for the city. Through donations provided by the non-profit group Animal Lifeline, the volunteers will construct a closed-in facility with ventilation, new kennels, and a secure play yard. The only expense the city has to pay for is the concrete slab. But while the group is here, they spent most of their money on the hotel, leaving little room for food.

According to Bryna Donnelly, with Animal Lifeline, her sponsors have given the group around 30 thousand dollars. But between travel expenses and putting the group up in a hotel, there is little room for food. So every day since they've been here it's been PB & J sandwiches. While no one in the group is complaining, cooking for them and showing exactly how good our food is would be welcomed.

If you would like to help show these volunteers exactly what Acadiana has to offer, please call Rayne city hall at 337 334 3121 and ask for Suzette. Any food or drink donation is appreciated. They will be in town until next Thursday.

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