$2.1M IN 2019, MARKS $50M FROM COLONELS POSITIVELY IMPACTING NON-PROFITS SINCE 1951 – Alley Cat Advocates an Honored 2019 Recipient

Pictured are Susan Sweeney-Crum (Alley Cat Advocates board member) and Tad Myre from Kentucky Colonels

Louisville, KY – Alley Cat Advocates is proud to announce it has received a grant from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) in the amount of $7,000 to purchase a commercial washer or dryer for use in their new Community Cat Complex. 

The Alley Cat Advocates serves Louisville and surrounding communities by working to stabilize and reduce Louisville’s community cat population and improve the lives of community cats, through the tested, proven and humane method of trap-neuter-return.

HOKC will award $2.1 million in grants supporting 265 non-profits, impacting more than 3.9 million Kentuckians. This year’s total is a record for HOKC’s Good Works Program and represents HOKC reaching the $50-million mark since the Colonels became a 501(c)3 in 1951. Grants are made possible through donations from active Kentucky Colonels from around the world who chose to exercise this honor in a meaningful way.

HOKC Commanding General Lynn Ashton said: “We cast a wide net across the Commonwealth and across the scope of those in need from aiding the abused, to assisting the handicapped, to supporting crisis relief to historic preservation. Our goal is to annually grant $5-mlllion to worthy causes. All funding is generated through donations from active Colonels ranging from $1 to major gifts, so to get to that dollar amount we must reach Colonels not engaged with us.” 

Those interested in being an active KY Colonel or nominating someone to become a KY Colonel contact HOKC National Headquarters at (502) 266-6114 or go to www.kycolonels.org.   

For assistance from Alley Cat Advocates or to donate to further their work, please call 502-634-8777.

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