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HSOY is launching a solar campaign to reduce their ecological footprint and to put more of their donor dollars directly into the animals.
Did you know that HSOY pays $7,280 a month to APS for electricity? The electricity bill is one of the largest expenses for the organization and to reduce the cost, is going forward with a solar project. To begin this project the Humane Society of Yuma is putting a call out to the public to help raise funds for the down payment to get the solar project off the ground. Phase One will cover approximately 60% of our usage. The money saved by installing solar will grant more resources to the direct care for the animals and will help close the financial gap during the summer time. When the Humane Society of Yuma’s facility was designed, installing solar was part of the future plans and was designed to easily be installed on the roofs of the kennel buildings. A little over five years after the completion of the new shelter, solar is becoming a reality. The cost savings alone will make a large impact on the lifesaving efforts at the Humane Society of Yuma and will aid the organization with their mission of reducing the number of homeless pets and bring them closer to their goal of becoming a “no-kill” community.
“With the assistance of a generous donation from the Estate of Janet Metzker and other committed donors, we have a large portion of the project’s funding committed, but we are reaching out to the community to help close the gap. Our goal is to raise $10,000 from our community to help with the down payment of the project and to secure the pricing” – Lana Shapiro, Director of Development. This campaign will only last until September 1st.
Over 8,000 animals enter the Humane Society of Yuma's care annually. The solar project is a long term investment that will help free up funds for the organization to use for direct care of the animals and improve the animal welfare of Yuma County.
Please visit: https://www.classy.org/campaign/HSOY-Solar-Project/c198799 to donate.