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Contractor donates new floor to Adams County SPCA

There are 16 comments on the Evening Sun story from Apr 13, 2011, titled Contractor donates new floor to Adams County SPCA. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

John Kemp of Michael J. Kemp Floor Coverings puts down new floor panels at the Rick and Sally Meyers Shelter of the Adams County SPCA Tuesday.

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local

Gettysburg, PA

#1 Apr 14, 2011
God bless the people of the Rick & Sally Myers animal shelter. I did not realize they were privately funded. Thanks to folks such as Mr. Kump the shelter can breath a little easier. Thanks
just saying

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Apr 14, 2011
nice to hear some positive news for a change ...kudos Mr. Kump....
scrap8lot

Hanover, PA

#3 Apr 14, 2011
What a nice thing to do! The economy is tough and for you to give of your time and materials is awesome! God will bless you for serving others.
inglet

Olney, MD

#4 Apr 14, 2011
Nice to know there are still honest and good people in the world. Excellent job Mr. Kemp As someone who has rescued animals from the SPCA I know your donations are greatly appreciated
Diane

Fayetteville, PA

#5 Apr 14, 2011
Way to go Mr. Kump!!! Now this is how people should help people and pets. I donate time and food to SPCA and it is a great feeling. More people should be this giving to people who truly deserve it.
a former student

Gettysburg, PA

#6 Apr 14, 2011
As a strong supporter of the Adams County SPCA I would like to see them increase their revenues on a consistent basis. I asked the Adams County Treasurer if she would support a program to make a donatation for anyone applying for a dog license and she said she was open to this idea. I think many people just forget to donate on a regular basis due to the many distractions we have in daily living. I hope the SPCA board will examine more ways to broaden regular support.
Contributor

New Oxford, PA

#7 Apr 14, 2011
Yes, this is a wonderful donation. The staff and volunteers at the Meyers Animal Shelter have a tough job to do and it's unfortunate they must do it with insufficient funding. But maybe the shelter's management needs to consult the York County SPCA for advice. Statistics in an Evening Sun article a few months ago showed that the York County SPCA cares for almost four times as many animals each year as the Adams County shelter, but with an annual budget only twice as large. How do they do it? This is what Ms. Wike and the Adams shelter's governing board need to know. Can't hurt to ask. Might help.
reader

Bedford, PA

#8 Apr 14, 2011
Michael J. Kemp, God bless you. The good you do will come back to you. Thank you.
reader

Bedford, PA

#9 Apr 14, 2011
Sorry, if I misspelled your name. I copied from above--Evening Sun is to blame!
AMAZED in Gettysburg

Sebring, FL

#10 Apr 14, 2011
Sure would like to know if it is Kemp or Kump. I would like to give them some business to show appreciation for what they have donated.

Since: Aug 10

Gettysburg, PA

#11 Apr 14, 2011
For the record, It is Michael J. Kump, floor coverings, of 71 Clearview Lane, Biglerville.
Many kudoos and tks to Mr Kump.
Scott

Biglerville, PA

#12 Apr 14, 2011
Nice job Mr. Kump.
Curious

Hanover, PA

#13 Apr 14, 2011
In case it hasn't been said enough - way to go Mr. Kump. These days of the "what about mine" it is not often that you see people giving of themselves in time and money to help a worthy cause.

Since: Aug 10

Gettysburg, PA

#14 Apr 14, 2011
If you really want to thank Mr Kump for his $900.00 worth of labor/material, I suggest to make a donation, no matter how small, in support/honor of his gift.
Either by stopping by at the ACSPCA/Rick and Sally Meyers shelter or online , they take paypal, or even better yet a monthly automatic deduction from your checking account....
http://meyersshelter.org/
MEYERS ANIMAL SHELTER

Chambersburg, PA

#15 Apr 15, 2011
Contributor wrote:
Yes, this is a wonderful donation. The staff and volunteers at the Meyers Animal Shelter have a tough job to do and it's unfortunate they must do it with insufficient funding. But maybe the shelter's management needs to consult the York County SPCA for advice. Statistics in an Evening Sun article a few months ago showed that the York County SPCA cares for almost four times as many animals each year as the Adams County shelter, but with an annual budget only twice as large. How do they do it? This is what Ms. Wike and the Adams shelter's governing board need to know. Can't hurt to ask. Might help.
You are mistaken. York SPCA's budget is 1.5 Mil which is three times our budget.
They also have a brand new building, which is very energy efficient. The Meyers Animal Shelter Building is almost 40 years old, in desperate need of upgrades - windows, electric, lighting, heating, air conditioning for the animals - all of these run down mechanicals also require upkeep and maintenance as well as the fact that they are energy INefficient. Running our building alone sucks the dollars out of our budget. I HAVE already discussed budgets and compared notes with York SPCA.
Every Shelter operates differently, has different protocols and procedures - in PA, they are all privately owned and operated, non-profit and managed on pure donations, fundraisers and the shear will of the good-hearted public. When I first took this job, our budget was OVER $500 thousand and we were drawing between 8-10,000 out of trust every month to meet spenditures. Now, two years later, we are at appx $450 thousand and taking only 4-5,000 out of trust per month. We are making progress.
Believe me, we are looking every day on ways to cut spenditures and bring money into the Shelter.
Contributor

New Oxford, PA

#16 Apr 19, 2011
Thank you for taking time to correct a misimpression. What you have reported here is encouraging. I hope you will find a wider audience for this message than the few people who read the posts on this Evening Sun story.
MEYERS ANIMAL SHELTER wrote:
<quoted text>
You are mistaken. York SPCA's budget is 1.5 Mil which is three times our budget.
They also have a brand new building, which is very energy efficient. The Meyers Animal Shelter Building is almost 40 years old, in desperate need of upgrades - windows, electric, lighting, heating, air conditioning for the animals - all of these run down mechanicals also require upkeep and maintenance as well as the fact that they are energy INefficient. Running our building alone sucks the dollars out of our budget. I HAVE already discussed budgets and compared notes with York SPCA.
Every Shelter operates differently, has different protocols and procedures - in PA, they are all privately owned and operated, non-profit and managed on pure donations, fundraisers and the shear will of the good-hearted public. When I first took this job, our budget was OVER $500 thousand and we were drawing between 8-10,000 out of trust every month to meet spenditures. Now, two years later, we are at appx $450 thousand and taking only 4-5,000 out of trust per month. We are making progress.
Believe me, we are looking every day on ways to cut spenditures and bring money into the Shelter.

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