Volunteer of the Month: Mindy Nolan

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Mindy learned about Last Hope while she was in school at Kirkwood. She’s been volunteering with us for a little over a year and she is a definite asset to the team! She volunteers most Thursday evenings taking care of the dogs at the Adoption Center. This can be hard and dirty work but she’s committed to helping them out. …

Volunteer of the Month: Aleah Longner

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Aleah started volunteering for Last Hope in 2017, signing up for a couple of cat care shifts a week. Those shifts involved giving food and water, cleaning litter boxes, washing bowls, administering medication, socializing with the cats, etc. From there she also helped with writing the online profiles for the cats, updating medical files, working at open houses, assisting with …

Volunteer of the Month: Jen Harleen

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“Last Hope goes above and beyond for all of their animals. Lots of love, tears, and courage…..the compassion is incredible. I’m honored to be part of this group and to know the people who make it run every single day. I’ve shared many experiences from happy to sad with them and wouldn’t trade it for anything.” That’s what Jen Harleen …

Volunteer of the Month: Katy Hackett

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Katy has been volunteering for Last Hope for more than two years in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. She started volunteering when she saw a plea to help some kittens that had crawled up into a car engine and been discovered there – thankfully before anything bad happened to them. She agreed to foster the four kittens for Last Hope and …

Volunteer of the Month: Joyce Sunde

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Joyce was recently retired and looking for a purpose. That’s when serendipity stepped in. Her daughter was talking with a co-worker and mentioned that her mother was looking to volunteer with animals. That co-worker happened to volunteer at Last Hope and told her all about it and gave her a business card. Joyce’s daughter passed the information along to Joyce …

Volunteers of the Month: Willie and Noreen

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Willie and Noreen are a volunteer power couple! Noreen was looking online for a place to volunteer and found Last Hope. She began volunteering weekly with the cats beginning in January of 2018. She helps take care of the cats (cleaning litter boxes, giving food and water, administering medication as needed, etc.), does some cleaning, and performs miscellaneous duties to …

Volunteers of the Month: The Can Crew

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Your empties help make a difference! Erica Bruck has been spearheading our can and bottle collecting for the past few years. She has organized getting cans and bottles donated and also taking them in for redemption. COVID-19 threw her a curveball because the redemption center was closed for a time and that meant finding somewhere to store all the bags …

Volunteer of the Month: Tim Lewis

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Tim has been a dedicated volunteer for about three years and he says one thing he likes about it is meeting other animal lovers. “I’m amazed at how much some people give of themselves for this organization and its animals. It’s really cool to see.” Primarily focusing on foster dogs, Tim has also done random tasks over the years. He …