Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Heart of Texas Lab Rescue Recognized by Kyle/Buda PEC Employees

On May 28th, Heart of Texas Lab Rescue was a guest at a reception held at the Kyle chapter PEC building in recognition of several local civic and charitable organizations that employees of PEC (Perdenales Electric Coop) had chosen to honor. The employees donated more than $310,000 dollars to several area charitable organizations. The United Charities program created by the PEC allows employees to designate their favorite cause and make donations to that cause through volunteer payroll deductions. Several organizations were honored including libraries, churches, children's community sports organizations and arts programs, and others.

Claudia DeLeon, speaker and presenter at the reception, emphasized that is was the employees of PEC that had designated funds to the charities and their payroll deductions that made the donations possible. "Its a choice," she commented, "no one is making us do it." Margaret Huston, president of HOTLR, accepted the check and explained how donations are used by the group. "Most of the cost associated with our organization has to due with medical care. Over 40% of our dogs come to us positive for heartworm disease. Treatment is long and expensive. After medical costs, kenneling costs are our next highest expense as our rescue dogs wait for foster homes to open up." She expressed thanks and appreciation and assurance that the funds would be put to good use. Heart of Texas Lab was proud to be part of this group and is hopeful to attend this event on annual basis. Thanks to all the employees of PEC for their recognition and support. Photo courtesy of PEC.

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