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My Town Walker: Humane Society of West Michigan expanding shelter

My Town Walker: Humane Society of West Michigan expanding shelter

WALKER, Mich.— A safe haven for animals in West Michigan is expanding.

The Humane Society of West Michigan will break ground on its Bissell cattery expansion project Tuesday, Sept. 9. The shelter currently takes in so many felines, they must be housed in several rooms.  The space issue is often compounded during summer, when many litters of kittens are typically admitted.

The expansion project is named after Cathy and Mark Bissell, who have committed to donating $100,000 to renovate and improve the cattery as long as HSWM can raise $25,000 by Oct. 1.   So far, the nonprofit organization has raised $20,000.

Cathy Bissell will be on hand for the ground breaking ceremony, which will take place at 10 a.m. at HSWM, located at 3077 Wilson NW in Walker.  Visitors can tour the current cattery and enjoy refreshments.

My Town: Make a life-saving donation, get a free haircut

My Town: Make a life-saving donation, get a free haircut

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— A life-saving donation could get you a new look.

The American Red Cross is teaming up with Sport Clips to provide coupons for free haircuts to those who sign up to donate blood at participating drives and blood donation centers.  The campaign, called “Saving Lives Never Looked So Good”, runs through the month of September at the Sports Clips locations at Knapps Corner, Shops at Plaza on the East Beltline, in Grandville and the Kenowa Center.

For more information and to find a participating blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org/sport-clips.

My Town: Pizza to help pets Aug. 27

My Town: Pizza to help pets Aug. 27

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary invite the community to help rescued cats Wednesday, Aug. 27 by picking up a pizza.

Print a flyer from Crash's Landing's website and present it to employees at any of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations Wednesday to donate 20 percent of your total bill to Crash’s Landing & Big Sid’s Sanctuary.  The benefit runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 27 and includes dine-in, carry out or delivery orders.

The flyer has the list and addresses of the 14 participating Pizza Hut locations in the Grand Rapids area.

My Town: Final free concert of the summer Aug. 28

My Town: Final free concert of the summer Aug. 28

WALKER, Mich.-- Celebrate the final days of school break with the "Lazy Blue Tunas" during the Standale Summer Concert Series' last free concert of the season Aug. 28.

Bring your family and lawn chairs or blankets to the Walker Community Park located at 700 Cummings Ave. for this family-friendly, alcohol-free evening. From 7 p.m. through 9 p.m. In case of inclement weather, any cancellations will be posted on www.ci.walker.mi.us/business/dda .For more information, call (616) 453-6311.

My Town Walker: Resources aplenty at Grand Rapids Veteran Expo Sept. 5-6

My Town Walker: Resources aplenty at Grand Rapids Veteran Expo Sept. 5-6

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LANSING, Mich. (State of Michigan) – Veterans from across West Michigan can find out what their military service has earned them and what a grateful community has to offer them at the 2014 Grand Rapids Veteran Expo, Sept. 5-6 at the DeltaPlex Arena.

“Whether you hung up your uniform five months ago, five years ago or fifty years ago, there’s something here for you,” said Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Director Jeff Barnes. “We want this to be a one-stop shop for veterans and their families, with services and information for every chapter of their lives.”

My Town Walker: Humane Society of West Michigan debuts inaugural lip dub

WALKER, Mich.-- The Humane Society of West Michigan is hoping its creative twist on a popular song will help clear out the shelter.

 

My Town: Restaurant holds benefit for shelter animals Aug. 27

My Town: Restaurant holds benefit for shelter animals Aug. 27

WALKER, Mich.—Enjoy a meal out while helping animals in need of homes during a fundraiser at Logan’s Roadhouse Wednesday, Aug. 27.

From 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Logan’s Alpine Avenue location will be donating 20 percent of sales to support the pets at Humane Society of West Michigan.  During its last fundraiser for HSWM, the restaurant raised nearly $2,000. 

Patrons should print of the flyer above this story in order for a portion of their bill to count toward the fundraiser.