Humane Fort Wayne raises $80,000+ through Betty White Challenge

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On January 17, 2022, Humane Fort Wayne participated in the viral Betty White Challenge, which encouraged fans of the late actress and animal advocate to donate $5 to animal rescues and shelters in her name on what would have been her 100th birthday.

Humane Fort Wayne released the following:
Courtesy of a generous donor, Humane Fort Wayne started the day with a $10,000 match which was quickly met through public support. An additional $25,000 in matching funds became available and was announced around 4:00 pm on Tuesday.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, all available matches were met, and Humane Fort Wayne raised a total of $80,722 given in memory of Betty White.

“To say we are humbled by the generosity of our community is an understatement. It’s an honor and a privilege for us to have played some small part in honoring the legacy of such an incredible woman,” said Jessica Henry, Executive Director.

Funds raised through the Betty White Challenge will be used to make desperately needed repairs and replacements to kennel gates at Humane Fort Wayne’s animal shelter, located at 4914 S Hanna St in Fort Wayne.

For more information about Humane Fort Wayne or to make a donation, visit www.humanefw.org.

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Today, January 17, 2022, Humane Fort Wayne will be participating in the viral Betty White Challenge, which encourages fans of the late actress, who was an animal advocate and passed away on Dec 31, 2021, at the age of 99, to donate $5 to animal rescues and shelters in her name on what would have been her 100th birthday.

Humane Fort Wayne released the following:

Thanks to a generous donor, the organization will be able to match all donations up to $10,000.

All funds raised through the Betty White Challenge will be used to make desperately needed repairs and replacements to kennel gates at Humane Fort Wayne’s animal shelter, located at 4914 S Hanna St in Fort Wayne.

Donations can be made in person, by phone (260-744-0454) or online at www.humanefw.org.