SmithSolve Encourages Morris County Residents To “Be Kind Like Catherine”
Local Morristown Business Raises $6,500 to Support the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation’s Efforts to Build the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary
Morris Plains, New Jersey – June 30, 2014 – On June 28, 2014,SmithSolve Communications Consulting showed its support to the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation by participating in the Color Vibe 5K in Morris Plains, NJ. Exceeding their goal of raising $5,000, SmithSolve’s team “Be Kind Like Catherine” raised more than $6,500 to help the Foundation realize Catherine’s dream of being a caretaker to animals by building the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary. The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation was created to honor the memory of Catherine Violet Hubbard, a first grader lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy, and help realize her dream of building a safe haven for all animals.
The “Be Kind Like Catherine” team consisted of more than 25 people who ran or walked in Catherine’s memory. SmithSolve hosted a tent at the Color Vibe 5K, where there were pamphlets, pocket cards with the Foundation logo, information about the Foundation’s plans to create the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary and ways people can get involved.
Catherine Violet Hubbard had a love for all animals and always sought to create a safe home for the animals she met, just for one day. Catherine enjoyed catching and releasing butterflies in the spring, and was often heard whispering to them, “Tell your friends I am kind,” so they would come back to her again.
“SmithSolve is humbled by the work the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation is doing to create a safe haven for all living creatures,” said Angie Sisco, Account Coordinator at SmithSolve. “The Be Kind Like Catherine team is honored to help the Foundation carry on Catherine’s legacy of providing a place for all animals to feel loved through donations raised as we run in the Color Vibe 5K.”
The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation is raising funds to build the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, which will be located in Newtown, Connecticut. The Animal Sanctuary will house dogs, cats and farm animals in need of being rescued, and will also have a wildlife rehabilitation center. The Animal Sanctuary will also have educational programs to help the community learn how to treat and care for animals, and to Be Kind Like Catherine. The Hubbards are determined to build a place where all creatures are welcome, and hope the Sanctuary will be a national model for providing a safe haven to animals in need of healing support.
SmithSolve is an independent communications consulting firm established in 2006 and provides communications counsel and services to healthcare companies.
About the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation
The Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation, Inc. is a recognized 501 (c) 3 organization. The Foundation was created for the exclusive purpose of supporting charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes that honor the memory of Catherine Violet Hubbard, a first grader lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Inspired by her pure and kind spirit, and her love for all creatures the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation embodies her defining virtues:
Compassion: We treasure all living things and believe that all creatures, great and small, deserve to live free from harm in their natural environment. We will approach all creatures with a sense of kindness because we believe that is what builds a better world.
Acceptance: We believe in the innate beauty and grace of animals, nature and people. We accept all creatures where they are at and will help them achieve what they aspire to become.
Determination: We will always challenge ourselves to make sure we are doing the best job we can possibly do. Our first goal is to make Catherine’s dream of creating a safe haven for all animals by building and supporting the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary.
About the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary
The primary goal of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation is to build an Animal Sanctuary: a place where all creatures are welcome, and will know that we are kind and they are safe. The Animal Sanctuary is a joint project of the Foundation and the Newtown Animal Center, and will be the national model for providing a safe-haven and a place of serenity for animals in need of healing support. The Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary will offer adoptive services for companion animals, refuge for farm animals, and native wildlife rescue and relief services. In addition, the Sanctuary will:
- Provide state of the art care for animals
- Offer innovative educational programs to the community
- Foster human compassion and kindness that comes through caring for animals
For more information on the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation and how you can help create the Animal Sanctuary in Catherine’s memory, please visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CatherineVioletHubbardAnimalSanctuary, or their website at http://cvhfoundation.org.