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October 23, 2013

HSUS Contributes $2,000 to South Dakota Blizzard Relief

(Oct. 23, 2013)—The Humane Society of the United States contributed $2,000 to the Black Hills Disaster Recovery Relief Fund to help South Dakota with animal-related needs following the unseasonable blizzards that caused more than 20,000 animal deaths earlier this month.

The Black Hills Disaster Recovery Relief Fund was established by the Black Hills Area Community Foundation to help disaster survivors and their communities following the unprecedented storms. The fund will help the South Dakota Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, which is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, coordinate the volunteer relief efforts.

The HSUS’ South Dakota State Director, Darci Adams, has been working closely with The South Dakota VOAD, which is also providing assistance to meet the immediate needs of livestock and ranchers impacted by the storms. The HSUS will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with officials as the recovery phase continues.

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