Local

August 15, 2013

Airmen donate to local shelter

Tags:
Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu)
Tech. Sgt. Michelle Klemisch, 355th Force Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of career development, and Senior Airmen Garrett Dow, 355th FSS Career Development technician, load a truck with donations Aug. 8. The donations will be dropped off at a local shelter at the end of August.

The Career Development Center is holding an in-house pet supply donation for the Pima Animal Care Center.

During an office pow-wow, leadership and their Airmen brainstormed ways they could give back to the community. They came up with volunteering with a local shelter.

Everyone attended a volunteering briefing.

After volunteering a few times the Airmen noticed a sudden jump in lost and stray animals in the shelter.

“We noticed a lot of pets coming in at the beginning of July and asked the employees at the shelter about it,” said Technical Sgt. Michelle Klemisch, 355th Force Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of career development. “That’s when they advised us that during the Fourth of July a lot of animals get so scared of the noise and the sudden brightness that they run off and get lost.”

After a couple more sessions of volunteering at the shelter, the Airmen decided to donate items. Little by little, people have been piling items up in the office.

“We are donating anything that can come in handy,” Klemisch said. “We have collected pet food, blankets, towels, toys, pretty much anything except rawhide items.”

The shop starts collecting items early July and will be delivering their donations at the end of August.

The donation pile is by the front of the office where customers can see it and contribute if they would like.

“We have had people ask us about it, and we explain to them why we are collecting these items,” Klemisch said. “Some have come back to contribute donations.”

The process has been going smoothly for the Career Development Center.

“We haven’t had any problems with this project,” Klemisch said. “Everyone on the team is really excited to be a part of it, and everyone has brought something to the table.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Becoming stronger through failure

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D.  — Failing the Air Force physical training test: my greatest fear since joining the military. It is embarrassing to admit recently that fear came to fruition, but what I have learned through that failure has become one of my greatest strengths. After failing, I definitely felt like a weak person for not...
 
 

Students wear red, white and blue to honor Month of the Military Child

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau) Students of Borman Elementary School gather together for a flag raising ceremony and wear red, white and blue clothing to honor the Month of the Military Child at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, April 10. During the ceremony, the children listened to guest speakers, recited the...
 
 

Case lot sale returns to D-M April 17-19

FORT LEE, Va. – Mention case lot sales and commissary patrons start lining up for the opportunity to save up to 50 percent or more on club-pack and full-case items. Known as the Commissary Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale, the springtime version of this twice-yearly event will unfold at stateside stores, each hosting their individual...
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Smith and Airman Connor J. Marth)

More than meets the eye

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — The word abuse often conjures images of bruises, swollen lips and harsh markings, but abuse is more than meets the eye. It can be much more than physical suffering and can have last...
 
 
(Courtesy photo)

AFSOUTH working with Colombia to develop space program

American Airmen from the Space community traveled to multiple U.S. space operations locations with Colombian air force counterparts in February as part of a U.S. Southern Command subject matter expert exchange. According to Lt....
 
 

Local Briefs April 17, 2015

NARFE Chapter 55 to meet  April 13, 11 a.m. – Golden Corral The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, will hold their next monthly luncheon meeting on Monday April 13 at the Golden Corral, 4380 East 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85711. The luncheon starts at 11 a.m. and ends about 1:30...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin