Community Contributes Over 3,825 Items To Local Animal Shelters

By  | March 9, 2019 | Filed under: News

Photo by: Matthew Fizackerly, Bank Independent
Pictured L-R: Katrina Grigsby, Selina Swinea, Judie Nichols, Tim Marks and Hillary Logan
Bank Independent volunteers distribute Shelter Share donations to the Athens-Limestone Animal Shelter

SHEFFIELD-The 6th annual Bank Independent Shelter Share drive has come to another successful conclusion.  A total of 3,825 items have been collected and $1,011.94 in donations and 128 volunteer hours to animal shelters in northwest Alabama.  These numbers reflect triple the totals of the previous best collection year in 2018.

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Macke Mauldin, President of Bank Independent

During the month-long drive, all locations of the Bank served as donation points for pet food and supplies designated to support local animal shelters.  Our Helping Hand volunteers were also allowed to set up one-day collection points at Walmart stores in Athens, Hartselle, Madison and Muscle Shoals in support of Shelter Share.

“Through these past six years of Shelter Share, we’ve learned quite a bit about the needs of our local shelters,” said Macke Mauldin, President of Bank Independent and CEO of its parent company BancIndependent, Inc.  “Most rely heavily on donations to meet the daily needs of the animals in their care.  We are pleased that once again, our community has come together to lend support to our local shelters.”

Every Bank Independent sales office in the seven counties served by the Bank accepted donations of pet food, kitty litter, paper towels, nursing bottles, cleaning supplies, first aid items, and used blankets, bedding and towels.  The supplies were delivered to the Athens Limestone Animal Shelter, Colbert County Animal Control Association, Decatur Animal Services, Morgan County Animal Shelter, Huntsville Animal Shelter and Florence Lauderdale Animal Shelter.

Bank Independent has a stated mission to make a positive difference in people’s lives.  The Helping Hands initiatives are an important component to the success of this mission.  The Shelter Share drive was established in 2014 as a result of Bank employees seeing a need and taking action.  Over the last 6 years Shelter Share has collected and distributed over 7,957 items, $3,800 in donations for a total impact of $83,370.00.

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Media Release/Sondra Koskey/Communications Officer/Bank Independent

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