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Social Services employees collect $175 for animal shelter

July 04, 2009

The Washington County Department of Social Services recently honored the Humane Society of Washington County by naming the nonprofit its Charity of the Year.

A check was presented to shelter Executive Director Paul Miller by Loretta J. McGee, foster care/resource home coordinator.

The employees participated in a month-long collection for the shelter, resulting in a donation of $175. The Employee Concern Committee donated $100 and $75 was donated by two private individuals.

Agency Director David Engle said the donation was representative of the department's dedication to the residents of Washington County.

"Our employees continually demonstrate their commitment to our community through their professional delivery of services as well as in their morale-building activities."

Miller was very pleased to accept the donation.

"It is an honor to be recognized for our work by the leading care-giver agency in Washington County."

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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