LS2group Gives Back

Oct 04

Written by LS2group

By Lauren Schalinske

Every year, LS2group provides its employees with a paid day off to volunteer in our community. Each employee can use that day to volunteer at his or her favorite non-profit like ChildServe, Make-A-Wish, or AHeinz57.

LS2group has supported AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport for the past couple of years. We recently had the pleasure of meeting the founder, Amy Heinz, when she came to our office for a lunch and learn. Amy talked about how she started AHeinz57, where the name came from (although it may be obvious, there’s more to the story!), the many services they provide and about their capital campaign. With a dog-friendly office and partners who encourage community involvement, AHeinz57 was an obvious choice for an LS2group volunteer outing.

This past week, a few of us volunteered our time at the AHeinz57 facility in De Soto. We met all kinds of dogs, like Morgan (pictured above). Morgan has a rare neurological disorder that makes it difficult for him to walk, but that definitely doesn’t keep him from moving! As you can see in the picture, Morgan is an extremely happy dog and loves to be around people. Thanks to the amazing volunteer staff at AHeinz57, Morgan will be getting his wheelchair this week!

On October 8, AHeinz57 is hosting a Dog Walk at Gray’s Lake in Des Moines to help fund the construction of their new facilities. LS2group is a proud sponsor and we encourage all dog lovers to attend! This will be a great opportunity to meet the AHeinz57 dogs and learn about their adoption process.

We are so excited to see their new facilities and lend a helping hand when needed. LS2group will continue to support the great work of AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport and other local organizations. I am excited to see what our charitable committee will come up with next.