Congrats to Hope Animal Rescues!

According to a news report in the Edwardsville Journal, based in Collinsville, Illinois:

Hope Animal Rescues, an Edwardsville-based animal rescue organization, is basking the attention from a national charity challenge hosted by Parade magazine.

The group placed 12th in the magazine's challenge contest, raising $7,000 to help pay for spay and neuter services for pets.

The charity was competing with about 4,000 charities to win four $50,000 grants.The charity also received a $1,000 grant for being one of the top 100 charities in donations.

Each vote was a $10 donation collected on the Internet.

Although they did not win one of the four big grants, co-owner Jackie Spiker says the attention created by the contest has helped the organization.

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