Emily DeMotto, a senior at Elkins High School, wanted to help the Randolph County Humane Society for her senior project.
DeMotto made more than 1,000 peanut butter dog biscuits and sold them to raise money for the shelter. By social networking and with the help of friends and family, she was able to sell these in no time. She also had a yard sale and sold a lot of her own things. She wrote letters to area businesses asking for either monetary donations or food for the shelter.
The businesses donating were Citizens Bank of WV, DeMotto Honda, K&K Collision, K-Mart, Kroger, Lohr & Barb Funeral Home, Dr Mike Pritt, Reckart Logistics and Tractor Supply. Designs by Kathy and T-Mart offered to let her sit up donation jars in their place of business. The support of the community was overwhelming in helping DeMotto with her project, she said. DeMotto has always had a love for animals and was very happy to be able to help the shelter.
With all her hard work and the support from all, she was able to present Kelly Scheidegger of the RCHS a check in the amount of $2,103.57 along with more than 100 pounds of dog and cat food. She made approximately 100 extra peanut butter bones to give to the animals at the shelter. DeMotto also gave them bags of blankets and towels which are badly needed at the shelter.
DeMotto would like to thank everyone who helped and supported her with this project.