To the Editor:
The board of directors and the staff of the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard for the repair and painting work that’s being done at our shelter building in Edgartown. For the past three weekends, Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard volunteers, under the direction of Lee Taberner, have joined volunteers from the Animal Shelter to paint, re-shingle, restore, and do the many things that needed to be done to the exterior of our venerable shelter building.
We would like to acknowledge the hard work and the spirit of goodwill that’s come from these weekend labors. This effort is part of Habitat for Humanity’s Brush of Kindness Program, which was developed to reach out in Habitat communities and help those who could use the construction skills of Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer network.
Although we have different missions, we’ve found that our end goals are not that dissimilar. Both the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard and Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard are dedicated to creating good, decent homes for their own Island constituencies.
There will be more work being done at the shelter building in the coming weeks, and we can always use another set of hands. Both the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard and Habitat for Humanity also offer year-round opportunities for volunteers regardless of experience. Please contact us if you’d like to help too.
Director, Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard