The Central Nebraska Humane Society in Grand Island needed help. And, team members of Chief Carriers rose to the call of canine duty by volunteering at CNHS!
The excitement and commemoration of our favorite furry loved ones is an important event to mark on the calendar soon: National Dog Day is soon upon us here at Chief Carriers on August 26th! We had already been thinking (and ACTING!) proactively regarding this event and had collectively agreed to give a local refuge for animals in need of some TLC and dedicated labor with a human touch.
Our very own broker/sales expert Nelly Fry-Venegas had thought about both her own beloved Bernese Mountain Dog Sailor as well as her Australian Shepherd Scout and realized that the Central Nebraska Humane Society needed an organic and collective effort from us here at Chief.
Nelly also serves on the CNHS Board, and after a meeting of the minds with Co-Executive Directors Emily Beck and Ashley Meister, made a promise to bring some resilient and community-conscious team members of Chief Carriers to the rescue.
Memorial Garden Clean Up
The Memorial Garden at the Central Nebraska Humane Society in Grand Island was the sore spot that desperately needed some helping hands on August 7, to improve its functionality and luster, and this was the main area that the organized group tackled.
Pulling the weeds that had built up over time and trimming trees were first on the list, giving the garden that attention and a much-needed shine. Even though some areas needed a bit of mustered-up manpower, there have been plenty of positives over the year: the 2022 Furball was the highest grossing fundraiser to date, bringing in nearly $80,000 for this organization that has made a difference in so many humans and their companions’ lives.
A History of Pet Refuge & Adoption
Established in 1967, the CNHS would not be able to survive OR thrive without the consistent and generous giving from local donors in Grand Island as well as the surrounding area.
After Nelly was presented with the opportunity to join the board this May, she felt that there was no better first-mile marker of her journey than to get other co-workers involved and in the spirit of helping. The crisis of abused and neglected animals has lately been on the rise, and the mission of the Central Nebraska Humane Society in Grand Island is to assure that these animals are received into ideal settings and nurturing new homes.
As of this summer, CNHS has adopted out to over 70 counties and over 30 states that provided open arms for pets in need.
Chief Carriers has a longstanding commitment to the community of Grand Island. Founded by Virgil Eihusen, Chief has served the needs of businesses and supported non-profits in the Grand Island area since 1954. The opportunity to help the Central Nebraska Humane Society in Grand Island was a perfect fit for Chief Carriers.
Chief Carriers GM Andrew Winkler reflected after the successful turnout and productive time spent during the event that “volunteering is a selfless act of taking action and knowing that you will get absolutely nothing in return other than a deep satisfaction that you improve the survival odds for these pups. I can’t wait to do it again!” From 9 am until 1 pm that Sunday, we all learned so much about the power of immense positivity, and Co-Director Emily Beck was thrilled that everyone present was thoroughly engaged and rightfully passionate about the day’s duties.
Volunteering is a selfless act of taking action and knowing that you will get absolutely nothing in return other than a deep satisfaction that you improve the survival odds for these pups. I can’t wait to do it again! ~ Andrew Winkler, General Manager of Chief Carriers
Our valued team member Mandee Lade has a deep appreciation for CNHS because of her own beloved Saint Bernard “Tank”: after almost losing him as a young puppy, he has become his own form of a “true lifesaver”.
At Chief Carriers, we remain committed to serving the community and can’t wait for more volunteer opportunities. Our mission goes well beyond trucking jobs in Nebraska & 18-wheel transport.