Huntington County Project Spotlight Winners
1st Place: Helping Paws Pet Haven, Inc.
2nd Place: Love, Inc
Random Draw: Drake Goetz Memorial Park
- Drake Goetz Memorial Park – This is a 4 acre Outdoor Play Destination with a focus on handicap accessibility. There is a soccer field, Basketball court, Pickle ball courts, a Pavilion. The $392,000 playground equipment was paid in full and delivered in Dec 2019. This will be constructed by a Community Build on June 22-25, 2020. After the build is complete there is a need for the $220,000 safety surface that will comply with ADA standards for wheelchair. The playground will not be able to be used until the surface is installed.
- Helping Paws Pet Haven, Inc. – Helping Paws Pet Haven, Inc. is an all volunteer run cat rescue. Mostly strays, the cats and kittens are altered, tested, vaccinated and any other medical treatment needed preformed. Some come in injured and are in need other surgeries such as limp amputations, laceration repairs, eye surgeries and dental work. They live in a cage free environment, except for intake and medical purposes, until they are matched with their forever family. HPPH is also the home, whether temporary or permanent for special needs cats. HPPH relies solely on donations, adoptions and fundraisers.
- Love, Inc – Love INC works to serve all residents of Huntington County who are struggling with financial and relational poverty through numerous ministries including the Community Food Pantry, Covered with Love, Loving Neighbors, the Back-to-School program (which provides clothing for students K-12 at no cost) and a Christmas toy program.