GreaterGood Announces Grants for Animal Rescue Following Floods and Tornadoes

Seattle, WA, May 26, 2011 --( GreaterGood Network announced today that $30,000 in disaster relief grants have been sent to The Humane Society of The United States (HSUS), the International Fund for Animal Welfare, and the Foundation. All three groups have been active in the Southeast following the recent tornadoes and floods.

Funding for these grants came from hundreds of small, individual donations given through the Gifts That Give More [tm] program at The Animal Rescue Site (

HSUS has been active throughout the Southeast and, most recently, received a request from Missouri Humane, which is the lead organization for the Joplin tornado animal search and rescue, for assistance in temporary sheltering and care for animals in the area. IFAW has been lending equipment and providing personnel for a variety of rescue operations as well as working with local groups to improve overall animal search and rescue capacity. They expect to remain “a visible presence throughout the Gulf States” for some months to come, according to Dick Green, IFAW Emergency Response Manager.

The Foundation has been providing food, supplies, and other financial support for members of the network impacted by the recent natural disasters.

The current grants were distributed by for immediate relief efforts. Additional support of rebuilding and related work may be announced later this summer.

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Funding from The Animal Rescue Site and other GreaterGood Network websites is distributed by the independent 501(c)3

Recent’s grants include support of IFAW and Humane Society International animal rescue efforts in Japan following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami; the ARCH rabies vaccination campaign of 50,000 animals in Haiti in 2010; the care and feeding of animals living in U.S. shelters and sanctuaries; and other worthy projects.

Throughout 2011, visitors to can select local shelters and rescue groups to receive addition grants in the $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge with More than $685,000 in Challenge grants has been awarded since 2008 to over 200 shelters in North America through this program.

GreaterGood Network
Rosemary Jones