On 1.22.11, a group of eleven Alpha Phi Omega members from the University of Richmond Chapter, undertook a service project at the facility. The project, organized by Andrew Massaro, a senior at University of Richmond and Alpha Phi Omega’s vice president and service coordinator, involved clearing brush and debris to extend our “Paw Paw” path. (Mr. Massaro has a special interest in working with animals as he’ll be attending Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 2011.)
Mr. Massaro and his group of Alpha Phi Omega members made great strides on the path despite the 20 degee temperature outside, nearly doubling the length of the path! The group was treated to hot cocoa and donuts for all their hard work! The members had such a great time that they’ve scheduled two more dates to return to the facility and work on the trail again to remove additional debris, add gravel, etc. Funding for he “Paw Paw” path was originally provided by Robert Bailie and family. The “Paw Paw” path is used by Hanover Humane’s personnel to exercise the dogs in Hanover Humane’s Adoption Program.