In 1996, West Paw began manufacturing eco-friendly pet products in the community of Livingston, Montana; the flooding of the Yellowstone River recently harmed the town.
The significant damage caused by the flooding in southwestern Montana has affected all of us. In fact, many West Paw’s employees still live in Livingston and commute 30 minutes every day to work at West Paw’s facility in Bozeman.
For many of the staff at West Paw, the news of Stafford Animal Shelter in Livingston sustaining significant damage due to the flooding has created an overwhelming desire and a feeling of urgency to provide help in whatever way possible. As part of West Paw’s Giving program, the team has developed a few ways to create an impact along with its fellow Montanans:
Ways West Paw is supporting Flood Relief in the affected area:
1. Additional Volunteer Paid Time Off (PTO) Hours: All employees will receive an additional 9 hours of volunteer PTO to help specifically with flood relief. This will be in addition to the normal eight volunteer PTO hours.
2. Donation Match to Stafford Animal Shelter: To help meet the financial needs of the Stafford Animal Shelter, which received significant damage to its building, West Paw is increasing company matching funds to $90 for donations made to Stafford Animal Shelter during this time of critical need.
3. Other Ways West Paw is Helping: West Paw’s Sales & Customer Experience teams have reached out to affected customers and other shelters in the area to offer its support. Social media posts were made requesting support for the Stafford Animal Shelter. West Paw’s team members have joined the on-call volunteer list through Montana 211. Human Resources has reached out to team members who live near impacted areas to confirm safety and provide resources.
West Paw plans on making more financial contributions commitments in the weeks ahead so please follow its social media pages for more information.
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