Training can prove to be the difference between life and death—success or failure—when it comes to animal rescue. Washington State Animal Response Team's all-volunteer crew has countless hours of training in everything from rope tying to animal care. When horses, cattle, dogs, cats, or even llamas are stranded or injured, the volunteers suit up and head out for a rescue. There, with the support of backboards, pulleys, and fire hoses tied into harnesses, the crew does what untrained people often cannot: rescue the endangered animal without hurting it or themselves.
Washington State Animal Response Team not only responds to isolated emergency situations, it also rescues animals from abusive situations and works with government agencies such as FEMA during natural disasters. During a recent response, Pierce County Animal Control rescued 39 neglected horses from a home in Graham, Washington, according to an article from MYNorthwest.com. There, the horses lived in barns with little to no light, in pens with standing urine and feces. The Washington State Animal Response Team coordinated more than 100 volunteers to pull the horses out of the situation and help care for the them afterward.
See how Groupon helps you discover local causes and lend a helping hand to projects big and small at the Groupon Grassroots blog.
Communities In Schools, a nationwide organization, supports students in more than 200 communities across 27 states. Within Auburn, the organization reaches youth at all 22 area schools. Giving more than 5,000 hours of their time per year, the Auburn branch’s 118 volunteers organize donation drives for school supplies, join with local food banks to distribute nutritious foods, and run high-quality tutoring programs for students from low-income families. Last year the team tutored 247 students and provided 5,983 Auburn students with school supplies, clothing, shoes, and hygiene products. Driven by these passionate volunteers, the organization proves the strength of its services with a slew of measureable results, such as the fact that of the 247 students that it tutored last year, 87% improved their test scores.
As part of its mission to empower students to stay in school and achieve in life, Communities In Schools works with schools, social-service providers, and businesses in more than 200 communities across 27 states, including Federal Way, Washington. Its volunteers and outreach coordinators work to equip each young person they serve with the specific tools they require to learn, grow, and succeed, whether they need a pair of eyeglasses or afterschool tutoring. Programs such as Communities In Schools' mentoring program have experienced proven success and resulted in higher graduation rates, according to recent third-party findings.
Stand out from the crowd this season with a fashionable new style from Zumiez in Federal Way.
Great winter accessories await at Zumiez, so you can stay prepared for all seasons.
The clothing at Zumiez will flatter any figure.
Whether you need a new pair of jeans, a new wardrobe size, or just a new look altogether, this store is every woman's fashion dream come true.
You can keep your car safe during your shopping visit when you opt to park at one of the nearby options.
Caffeine addicts flock to Coffee Strong for a little extra energy throughout the day.
Great healthy food is hard to find, but it is served at a vegan standard at Coffee Strong.
Warm weather brings out Coffee Strong's highly coveted patio seating.
Dine at Coffee Strong and keep your car safely parked in a nearby lot.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Coffee Strong since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Coffee Strong serves up freshly brewed coffee, so make your way over and enjoy a good cup of Joe.
If you're seeking a head-to-toe makeover, Mane Attraction in Tacoma is the perfect full-service salon for you.
Clear up your clogged pores and blackheads with a replenishing facial.
Professionals know how to get deep down and hit the right spots when giving massages. Experience one yourself at this salon.
Enjoy a relaxing hair makeover at this salon and leave feeling refreshed.
If you're overdue for some beauty tips and treatments, head to Mane Attraction.