Challenge accepted: Jamie Fondale cooks for the Humane Society of Raleigh County
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Following the death of Betty White, humane societies across the country took to social media and encouraged donations in honor of her 100th birthday to recognize the work she has done for humane societies across the country.
Jamie Fondale accepted the challenge. She hosted a Facebook live baking show with her occupational therapist and decided to use her baking skills to help the Humane Society of Raleigh County.
“We knew about the Betty White Challenge and we said, you know, this time we’re going to sell our cupcakes for $2 and Jamie was able to raise $225 through her cupcake sales and private donations,” Gina said. Fondale, Jamie’s mother.
The Humane Society raised approximately $5,000 through the Betty White Challenge. This money will be used for the sterilization and neutering of forty animals at the shelter.
“One thing that is very important to us here is that any animal we adopt is neutered or neutered before it is allowed to go home and that is mainly to help with the overpopulation issues in the area,” said said Alexis Johnston, social outreach coordinator.
Fondale said they adopted their dog Sophie from the Humane Society and wanted to give back to the organization for their work during the adoption process.
“Just to give to such a worthy cause and to help out and show support for Jamie was absolutely wonderful,” Fondale said.
“It feels good,” Jamie Fondale said.