Local Organizations Team Up to Create a Christmas Miracle for Animals

Volunteer Work At Local Animal Shelter

Handyman Matters of Richmond is organizing a major volunteer project Dec. 26 and 27 for the Richmond Animal League, the no-kill animal shelter in Chesterfield County. The project is a joint venture between Handyman Matters, RAL, Home Depot, Lowe’s Sherwin-Williams, NB Goodwin, and the community. It centers around RAL’s adoption facility at 11401 International Drive in North Chesterfield.  The RAL shelter hasn’t been renovated since it was built in 1994.

Richmond Animal League is a local non-profit organization, receiving no financial support from government agencies or national humane organizations. They rely solely on private donations, adoption fees, and fundraising activities. Community members have stepped up to help with their time and almost $4,000 worth of materials.  Handyman Matters is providing all of the following for free: project management, labor, flooring installation, painting, sanitary dishwashing station improvements, shelving structures, drop ceiling tiling, and repairs throughout the interior and exterior of the facility.

Operation Silent Night

According to Michele Deane, the owner of Handyman Matters, “The timing is of critical importance because it follows Operation Silent Night, an initiative to adopt all animals out of the shelter in time for Christmas.” With all animals absent from the shelter, renovation work can take place without exposure to noise, chemicals, and other disturbances. Animals will return to the shelter just before New Year’s Day.  Once renovations are complete, RAL plans to continue its work immediately in 2019.  They will be accepting dogs and cats from area shelters and facilitating adoptions in the Richmond area.

To learn more about the RAL improvement project, contact Michele Deane at
michele.deane@handymanmatters.com or 804-414-0512.

About Richmond Animal League (RAL)
Founded in 1979, RAL finds homes for dogs and cats in the Richmond area. They are the region’s oldest no-kill shelter, accepting animals when they are in jeopardy of euthanasia. RAL has 15 employees and relies on 300 community volunteers. They facilitate about 2,500 pet adoptions and 7,000 spay/neuters per year.

About Handyman Matters of Richmond
Handyman Matters is a team of Virginia craftsmen who handle building and remodeling tasks, from small home projects to major commercial builds. The company primarily serves the areas of Richmond, Glen Allen, Henrico, Chesterfield, and Chester. Handyman Matters is dedicated to community causes that benefit the Richmond area, including the Richmond Animal League.

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