$50,000 Provided to Shelters for Hurricane
Relief CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 27, 2006) –
The Greg Biffle Foundation brought some relief to four animal shelters in the
New Orleans area today by donating $10,000 to help cover the costs of damages
caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
and Nicole Lunders, of The Foundation, toured the New Orleans facilities and
with the help of the Humane Society of the United States, identified the
shelters that need immediate assistance. St. Tammany Humane Society, Ascension
Animal Advocates, Washington Parish Humane Society and Hancock County Humane
Society will receive $10,000 each for supplies and repairs.
The Foundation has already made a donation to the North
Shore Animal League to help cover the costs of transporting over 300 animals out
of Texas. The funding for this relief was raised through direct donations and an
“Thousands of animals have been left
behind or separated from their families and homes with no place to go.
These shelters have sustained heavy damage from the storms, yet are still
accepting animals that need help,” said Biffle, founder of The Greg Biffle
Foundation. “Medical costs for these animals are skyrocketing, and as the
number of homeless animals increase, the shelter’s space and supplies
decrease. Our mission is to provide these shelters with the means to care
for these animals properly and give them the attention they need.”
In addition to their fundraising efforts for events
such as disaster relief, The Greg Biffle Foundation also produces the NASCAR Pet
Calendar. In its inaugural year, the 2006 NASCAR Pet Calendar exceeded
expectations, selling over 50,000 copies requiring a second printing of the
calendar. The 2007 calendar is already in production, and has welcomed
Pedigree as the sponsor of this year’s calendar.
“Our success last year with the calendar was tremendous,
and we expect great things from this year’s calendar as well, especially with
Pedigree on board,” Lunders said. “With their reputation as an industry
leader and innovator in the welfare and care of animals, we are looking forward
to a successful year which will allow us to provide more shelters with funding
to help care for animals in need.”
Greg Biffle Foundation is supported by The NASCAR Foundation which uses the
strength of the sport and its fans to make a difference in the lives of those
who need it most. The NASCAR Foundation supports over 25 driver, track and
motorsports industry charities.
About The Greg Biffle Foundation
The Greg Biffle Foundation was
founded in 2005 by Greg Biffle and Nicole Lunders to create awareness and serve
as advocates to improve the well-being of animals by engaging the power and
passion of the motorsports industry. For more information on The Greg
Biffle Foundation, visit www.gregbifflefoundation.com.
About The Humane Society of the US
The Humane Society of the United States
is the nation's largest animal protection organization with more than 9.5
million members and constituents nationwide. The HSUS is a mainstream voice for
animals, with active programs in companion animals, disaster preparedness and
response, wildlife and habitat protection, animals in research, equine
protection and farm animal welfare. The HSUS protects all animals through
education, investigation, litigation, legislation, advocacy, and field work. The
non-profit organization is based in Washington and has field representatives and
offices across the country. On the web at www.hsus.org.