It’s one thing to have compassion.
It’s another to put that compassion
AWL – Compassion through Action
August, Friday the 13th; unlucky for some, indifferent for many, but a most wonderful day for AWL. It was a day of awareness, at a fundraiser in Lago Patria at the Agora Hotel. Over 350 folks came to listen, learn and give generously to help support the AWL mission. By the end of the evening, over 4500 euro was generated, and in Mia’s words ………. “That’s Amore!”
AFN came to broadcast, and local businesses sponsored the cause through contributed services and merchandise. An Italian adoption agency came to publicize available dogs. Disney characters walked around collecting money, children had their faces painted, and for the not too shy, a full body massage was available! It was also an opportunity for people to meet and connect with others that share that common compassion – the perfect fuel for motivation!
Not surprisingly, one of the most common questions of the evening was:
“What can we do – the problem is so huge here what difference does it make?”
The second part of our answer to that question is silent. It lies deep in the eyes of the animals, whose before and after photos were on display. Those are the AWL stories with “furryytail” endings. So the question back to those that asked is:
“Isn’t saving just one animal worth it?”
Here’s to a wonderfully successful and hopefully recurring event. An immeasurable, heartfelt thanks to all, because without supporters there would be no victories.
Now, that’s Amore!