Johnson Controls to donate $1,000 to Humane Society

Published 4:25 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A representative from Johnson Controls spoke to members of the Chilton County Commission on Monday regarding a $1,000 grant for repairs at the Chilton County Humane Society.

Michelle Sewell, who is the assistant materials manager at Johnson Controls, told commissioners about a JCI program called “Blue Sky Involve” which encourages JCI employees to aid non-profits in the community.

Sewell told commissioners the money from the grant will allow for minor repairs to the shelter including new paint to the interior and exterior of the building, a new road sign for the shelter to be visible to motorists passing by, covering an area of external kennels with a roof-type structure, sealing concrete floors throughout the facility and adding a plastic seal and siding to a nursery previously built onsite.

“We have 23 volunteers from the plant who will be supporting this project,” Sewell said. “We just want to help the facility improve the lives of the animals and the community. We really want to do a big push for community involvement.”

Sewell said the improvements will help with the health and sanitation of the shelter and will help in improving presentation of adoptable pets and care for the animals.

Humane Society board member Katherine Reece was also at Monday’s meeting and told commissioners about several upcoming events benefiting the shelter.

“We will have a wine tasting fundraiser at Hidden Meadow Vineyard on July 25,” Reece said. “They will have food, a band, a wine tasting, and a percentage of sales from wine sold that night will go toward the shelter.”

Reece also told commissioners about the Chilton Cruisers Car Show scheduled for June 27 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Goose Pond Park.

“The money raised from that event will go toward the shelter, and we are asking the community to come out and enjoy the car show,” Reece said.

For more from Monday’s meeting, check a future edition of The Clanton Advertiser.