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100 Women Who Care donates to West Columbia Gorge Humane Society

The Columbian
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CAMAS — Members of 100 Women Who Care Clark County presented $2,000 to West Columbia Gorge Humane Society on Aug. 17, at their third meeting of 2022. Development Director Peggy DiPrima accepted the funds on behalf of the organization. The local giving circle selected West Columbia Gorge Humane Society to receive their donations at the second meeting of the year, held on May 11.

Katie Carson of 100 Women nominated the organization at its May meeting. Friends of the Children Southwest Washington and Girls on the Run were the other nonprofit nominees at that meeting.

Peggy DiPrima explained that West Columbia Gorge Humane Society is an independent shelter that has celebrated 313 adoptions so far in 2022. At the time of the meeting, it had 81 cats and 22 dogs ready for adoption or fostering.

“We just saved the life of a puppy called Titan who came to us from California. He needed emergency heart surgery, and these funds will help us to offset his large medical bill,” said DiPrima.

Founded in 2018, 100 Women Who Care Clark County is a giving circle that meets quarterly and has donated over $100,000 to local nonprofits since inception. Members who attend are eligible to nominate local nonprofits to be considered for the quarterly donation. Members commit to a $100 donation to the charity voted upon by the members at each meeting.

The August meeting was held at Salud! Wine Bar in Camas and the group hopes to continue with in-person meetings throughout 2022.

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