|Jonah with the food donations|
that were donated, at his request,
by guests at his bar mitzvah.
|Jonah visiting with |
a puppy at the League.
The word mitzvah refers to a good or worthy deed. Jonah, a local seventh grader, who recently celebrated his bar mitzvah accomplished a MEGA -MITZVAH. Jonah, and several religious school classmates visited the League in October 2011, a couple of months before Jonah's bar mitzvah ceremony and celebration. It was during that tour that he decided that he wanted to share his important day with the animals. Not just any animals. Jonah decided to ask his bar mitzvah guests to contribute to the Washington Animal Rescue League's Rescuers Food Bank. The Food Bank enables under-served members of our community to pick up dog or cat food from the League on a monthly basis.
Since the economic down-turn several years ago, more and more animal guardians have found the Food Bank to be a tremendous help. Many of the folks who rely on the food contribution are elderly, some are people who have fallen on hard times -- all are people who love their companion animals and want to care for them properly. Clinic clients often tell staff that they are feeding their dogs instead of themselves -- it should not be an either/or situation.