HAZARD — On Saturday, the L.E.A.D.S. (Leadership-Education-Achievement-Development-Service) group from Hazard Community and Technical College joined in group prayer before conducting their first community service project. The group collected much needed items for the shelter to kick-start Project Hope.
The students gathered early Saturday morning and spent most of the day volunteering at the Kentucky River Regional Animal Shelter. The group took care of projects on the list of necessary tasks provided by the shelter’s employees and other workers.
The day was a success for both the L.E.A.D.S. group and the shelter. The group members reported that the best part of this project was getting to interact with the animals who loved the attention. They also realized that our area needs more education before taking on the responsibility of owning a pet. The L.E.A.D.S. group is already planning their next working day at the shelter. The L.E.A.D.S. Group is under the leadership of Ginger Carroll who was key in the development of the program and who is now supervising the pilot program at HCTC.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.