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 Courtesy Literacy for Companionship Inc.
Susan Catterall volunteers for Literacy for Companionship Inc., a reading program that allows her to boost children's literacy by reading books to both the children and animals in participating shelters. (Jason Mann)

Animal lover helping children enjoy reading

A love of animals prompted Susan Catterall, 60, to volunteer with Literacy for Companionship Inc. Through the organization, she helps...

January 31, 2021 1:00 am

 Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette
Aaron Robles is a volunteer with St. Joseph Missions in the shelter, which is undergoing renovations.

Marketing experience benefits shelter

Aaron Robles, 29, may be volunteering with a young organization, but the passion he shares with fellow volunteers and board members to...

December 27, 2020 1:00 am

 Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette
Joan Gumbert is a board member of the Christmas Bureau and chairperson of the Adopt-a-Family Committee.

Holiday season brings chance to spread joy

Sharing the joy of Christmas for families that are less fortunate and witnessing the generosity of the community brings joy to Joan...

November 22, 2020 1:00 am

 Mike Moore | The Journal Gazette
Stephanie Owens is a board member for Lennoxs Legacy Rescue in Decatur.

Desire to help 'misfits' leads to time with rescue

Rescuing animals in need of a little extra love and care and giving them a second chance has been a cornerstone for volunteer Stephanie...

October 25, 2020 1:00 am