Office parties are common during the holidays but RCS Tank Cleaning solutions traded Christmas cookies and punch for a few hours helping Lafayette Animal Aid.
RCS employees spent the afternoon helping Lafayette Animal Aid build kennels and mail out fundraisers.
Animal Aid Development Director Heidi Paterson says, “it’s just a wonderful opportunity that this group wanted to come out and help us.”
RCS President Paul Hebert says this is the second year the company has found a way to help out the community during the holidays.
He says “as an organization we don’t always get to get together we’re busy with our day to day lives and so it’s a really good time for us to come together and spend time with each other and along with that we get to do some good things with the community.”
Heidi Paterson, Lafayette Animal Aid Development Director, says the extra kennels will temporarily hold dogs rescued from high kill shelters before sending them to shelters in Florida for adoption.
Paterson adds the help from RCS will improve the shelter’s rescue efforts.
“Before what we had to do was rely on a network of foster homes and that’s kind of hit and miss sometimes people can do that and sometimes they can’t now we actually have a place where they can come straight here,” says Paterson. “So it means literally that we will be able to save thousands of lives in the coming year that we haven’t been able to before.”
RCS plans on making a tradition of bringing holiday spirit to the community through volunteer work every year.