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Cheers To Volunteers! – Rusty Smith

Rusty Smith has been a volunteer at Wayside Waifs for three years and has been a board member of the organization since 2016. Last year, Rusty and his wife, Martha, were silent auction chairmen for the Fur Ball and this year, they are serving as co-chairmen of the Fur Ball: Woof 66, a journey to find a forever home. The couple has donated funds to Wayside Waifs for more than 19 years and have adopted two dogs, Allie and Abby.

                                                                                       Martha and Rusty Smith

Also featured in the April 27, 2019 issue of The Independent

 

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