PARKERSBURG - The Humane Society of Parkersburg, represented by Carrie Roe and Jon Six, is the second "Cornerstone of Our Community" named by Our Community's Foundation, the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliates (PACF), through its 50th anniversary Awards program. Roe and Six each received a gold Fenton vase and will share the honor of together awarding $1,000 for charitable purposes.
PACF Executive Director Judy Sjostedt said a "cornerstone" is that fundamental building block on which a foundation is set. Roe and Six were chosen in the field of "animal welfare" for their contributions to the Humane Society of Parkersburg.
Roe and Six dedicate significant time, energy and resources toward improving the lives of animals in Wood County as well as neighboring communities, according to a news release.
Our Community’s Foundation named The Humane Society of Parkersburg, represented by Carrie Roe and Jon Six, as the second “Cornerstone of Our Community.”
"I get up every single morning knowing exactly what I am supposed to do with my life. I get to do what I love every day," Roe explains when asked why she works with HSOP.
"When you see you're making a difference, you want to make a bigger difference," Six explains. "It's like my calling. I have helped animals since I was a little kid. There is great satisfaction in seeing how you can make a difference."
Six recently worked with his friends through Facebook to gather 800 pounds of dog food, laundry detergent and approximately $500 to assist the Pleasants County Humane Society.
Roe is president of the HSOP Board of Directors.
"Helping animals is a part of my daily life, whether fostering animals for the shelter or walking dogs there," Roe shares.
Six added, "Carrie Roe has done so much for this shelter. I admire her."
Roe and Six's dedication to HSOP and superior service to animals has earned them recognition as PACF's "Cornerstones of Our Community," which is sponsored by Superior Toyota.