Overhead Door of Northwest Indiana paid it forward today, presenting a check from the money earned at their annual Backyard Bash to local pet adoption facility, Lakeshore PAWS.
Overhead Door of NWI, along with local businesses Hines Plumbing and The Mop Squad, raised money for Lakeshore PAWS through raffle tickets sold before and during the Bash. The winner of the raffle received a new garage door, with operator and installation.
Nathan Carrasquillo, from Overhead Door of NWI, said as a local business it felt incredible to give back to the community today.
“We’re all dog lovers,” Carrasquillo said. “We’re a company that likes to give back to the community. We like helping where we can, when we can. This is the first time I’ve been here and it’s outstanding compared to any other facility that I’ve been to. You can tell by how calm the dogs were. You know they’re well taken care of.”
“You would never know this was a dog facility walking in here,” added Tom Cameron, Overhead Door General Manager. “I’m so glad we took the tour. This is really great and I feel really good after what I’ve seen here today.”
Jeanne Sommer from Lakeshore PAWS was grateful to be in a town like Valparaiso where so many local companies are so eager to support local businesses and organizations around town.
“This means everything to us since this is how we save and take care of the dogs,” said Sommer. “We rely totally on community support and donations to save the lives of these animals so this means everything.”