Going To The Dogs

Thursday, February 8th 2007, 10:52 am
By: News On 6

Over the years, Project Warmth has provided thousands of blankets to folks who need them. Every year there are blankets, that after they're cleaned, are too tattered to be part of the regular distribution, but News On 6 reporter Rick Wells reports, the Volunteers of America have found the perfect use for them.

The dogs at Tulsa’s SPCA shelter know something is up. There's something in a pickup just for them. John Selph of Volunteers of America has brought another load of blankets and quilts. “The box is full and a whole lot more."

The kennel workers at the Tulsa SPCA shelter at 2910 Mohawk Boulevard are glad to get them. All this comes in as part of the Project Warmth contributions during the month of January.

Folks drop off blankets at any LaMode Cleaners or Western Sun Credit Union location. They are cleaned and Volunteers of America distribute them to agencies that help the homeless. "We ask for new or gently used blanket occasionally you will get blankets that are more than gently used," says John Selph.

They bring them to the shelter and the SPCA put them to good use. LaDonna Tuttle and the other kennel workers are getting each dog's spot ready for the night. "They'll be outside during the day and in here at night."

The blankets get laundered every day too, so they are fresh and clean each night. They try to make the SPCA shelter as much like home as they can and the blankets help do that. They say the dogs seem to notice too.

Project Warmth is a joint project of LaMode Cleaners, Western Sun Credit Union, Volunteers of America and the News On 6. It runs each year during the month of January.