BECKLEY, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – Over the weekend, ten volunteers from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) joined the Stewards Individual Placement to build dog houses for Dogs Under Cover.
Stewards Individual Placement Program places and supports AmeriCorps Members and VISTAs across the country, fostering conservation service in support of communities and ecosystems. To accomplish this, the program frequently hosts “Volunteer Days” like the one this weekend and invites locals to give their time in service to their community.
This weekend’s volunteers worked to build dog houses that will be donated to owners who need help sheltering their outdoor pets. This was accomplished by taking apart wooden pallets, sanding the boards, cutting the pieces to size and constructing the frames.
Together, the volunteers were able to give six new frames to Dogs Under Cover.
The students also made a total of 72 dog chew toys by braiding strips of recycled t-shirts. These toys will be donated alongside the new houses.
“Thank you to all who came out to help,” said Stewards. “We hope you learned something new and fun while helping out local folks!”
Those interested in learning more about Volunteer Days can sign up for the program’s monthly email updates here.