The Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue is one of our nearest and dearest charities here at Nissan of Lake Charles. The organization is a nonprofit that rescues pit bulls (and other “pit bull-type” dogs) and adopts them out, because the local shelter and other area shelters won’t.
Rescue and adoption aren’t all Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue does, though. They’re also involved in training their pit bulls as therapy dogs through the Positive Pit Project, which is especially active in providing therapy dogs to veterans. LCPBR works with Team Halo and Eylsa’s Purpose to fight animal cruelty cases as well.
The organization is extremely dedicated to their dogs and provides them with the best care possible. All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and given all their shots. LCPBR even takes them for surgeries at the LSU Veterinary School of Medicine, which has included heart surgery, MRIs, and cancer treatment.
Support from Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue doesn’t end when you adopt your dog. Part of the adoption fee goes to a training session with the organization’s trainer, and LCPBR is happy to continue helping after the adoption when needed.
The organization also helps the community by building fences and providing training workshops. At Nissan of Lake Charles, we’re glad to share a town with a group that does such incredible work.
Nissan of North America is planning to give the keys of a Nissan Titan truck to the Greening of Detroit, an environment-focused not-for-profit promoting environmental education and advocacy in Detroit.
“We rely heavily on trucks to move equipment, supplies and materials throughout the City of Detroit in our efforts to promote urban agriculture practices and activities,” said Rebecca Salminen Witt, president, Greening of Detroit. “The donated Titan will significantly help us with our initiatives citywide, and all of us here are very appreciative of Nissan’s support.”
The Nissan Titan has been well-recognized for its outstanding towing capability, making it the ideal truck for delivering trees to parks. To date The Greening of Detroit’s tree planting initiatives that have resulted in delivering more than 70,000 new trees to parks, schoolyards, and neighborhoods.
Nissan is now in its sixth year of contributing to Habitat for Humanity, the international non-profit organization focused on building affordable housing for those in need throughout the United States.
Nissan’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity began five years ago, following the devastation of the 2005 hurricane season. It started with an annual donation of $1 million dollars. By 2011 that dollar amount had more than doubled, with the company giving $2.5 million to support sustainability, building efforts, training and awareness. To date, Nissan has given a total of $7.5 million to Habitat projects and sponsored the construction of 50 homes.
In addition to monetary donations, Nissan assists the organization by donating vehicles and encouraging Nissan employees to volunteer. 5,000 Nissan employees have helped with construction projects since the partnership began; last year, Nissan donated 50 Titan trucks to support rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast region.
To find out more about the project or to volunteer, visit www.habitat.org or http://www.nissanusa.com/habitat-for-humanity.