Help for the Humane Society

June 14, 2013
Children and instructors at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Carmichaels show off their collection for the Greene County Humane Society Shelter in Waynesburg. - Tara Kinsell / Observer-Reporter Order a Print

CARMICHAELS – A May 19 story about the need for food and other basic items at the Greene County Humane Society in Waynesburg inspired a local Vacation Bible School to spring into action.

Children attending the Bible school at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Carmichaels began collecting items for their furry friends June 10. Friday they held their closing day of with an altar full of food, blankets, toys, pet beds and many other items.

The Rev. Reagan Fike said the kids were very excited about helping the shelter pets. The amount and variety of the items they collected and donated brought smiles to Fike and the instructors of the Bible school.

More than two dozen children in preschool through sixth grade participated in the mission.

Tara Kinsell started her career in journalism with the National Geographic Insider Magazine and the Gaithersburg Gazette Newspaper in Montgomery County, Md. Tara has written and photographed sports, features and news stories for the Herald Standard, Greene County Messenger and Albert Gallatin Weekly. She holds degrees in journalism and graphic design from Waynesburg College, now Waynesburg University, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, respectively.

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