Meet Three Who Do
“Volunteering is my passion and it uplifts my spirit to give back to my community,” says Renesha Ragin, real estate specialist in Sandy Springs with Northside Hospital Property Management and Northside employee volunteer. “A smile and a helping hand goes a long way.” Renesha leads Northside’s MS Walk team, is a March for Babies team captain, and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Northside’s annual Day of Giving. Called “a star volunteer” by her peers, she often recruits her coworkers for volunteer projects. “My motivation is to spread awareness and make it contagious to the people you surround yourself with,” says Renesha.
Rebecca Guinn founded Lifeline and Lifeline runs the shelters for Fulton and Dekalb Counties.
“I’m passionate about providing humane and affordable methods people to help reduce the cat population and save cats from being neglected and starving on the streets.”
How you can lend a hand:
1) Volunteer at the Chamblee or Avondale locations and interact with animals that need to build trust with humans. Animals cannot be adopted unless they are able to overcome past abuse and fear and experience a positive, gentle and loving experience with a human.
2) Foster a senior pet or a pet that is black in color. It is heartbreaking that senior pets are abandoned at the shelter because the current owners no longer want the daily work or maintenance of caring for a loyal companion. Pets that are black in color are the least adopted.
3) Donate to the Amazon wish list that Lifeline has posted with products desperately needed to assist the massive volume of kittens and puppies that have inundated the shelter during 2018.
She volunteers extensively at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) in Dunwoody, giving of her time, resources, and expertise to various committees and programs.
Currently, Shelly chairs the MJCCA’s BBYO Parent Network Committee. She also chairs the JCC Maccabi Special Events committee. Shelly’s family believes strongly in supporting the MJCCA financially, as well. Shelly truly is a star volunteer