published Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Donations support nonprofits in areas around Chattanooga

Berry College students participating in Soup-Off were, in front from left, Chase Doscher, Sarah Elizabeth Stevens, Carly Crider, Reagan Hahn, Alyssa Hollingsworth, Laura Cunningham and Brin Enterkin. In back from left, are Mary Lane Turbyfill, Emily Caldwell, Sydney Hulebak, Andrew Lowry, Christie Pierce and Elise Davis.
Berry College students participating in Soup-Off were, in front from left, Chase Doscher, Sarah Elizabeth Stevens, Carly Crider, Reagan Hahn, Alyssa Hollingsworth, Laura Cunningham and Brin Enterkin. In back from left, are Mary Lane Turbyfill, Emily Caldwell, Sydney Hulebak, Andrew Lowry, Christie Pierce and Elise Davis.
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Berry College Grant

What: Berry College received an $8,700 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety to participate in the Georgia Young Adult Program.

Benefits: The Georgia Young Adult Program focuses on peer education to combat alcohol abuse, underage drinking and impaired driving. Its long-term goal is to create safer campus environments. The grant will be administered by the Campus Police Department.

Love of Dogs Donation

What: For the Love of Dogs in Soddy-Daisy is one of 150 shelters and rescue groups nationwide to receive a donation from the Pedigree Foundation in partnership with the Petfinder Foundation.

Benefits: The $1,000 is an operations grant given to assist organizations in funding basic expenses such as facility/structure, medical, transportation, spay/neuter and other needs to help make dogs more adoptable.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a grant, animal welfare organizations must be members of Petfinder.com.

Soup-Off helps Ugandan orphans

What: Thirty-three clubs, organizations and individuals at Berry College in Rome, Ga., entered the annual Soup-Off contest sponsored by the college's chapter of Sponsorship of Orphans in Uganda Project. In conjunction with Soup-Off, Rome High School sophomore Becky Matthews organized The Rome Soup-Off.

Benefits: The college competition raised $2,418. The Matthews' event raised $863. All proceeds benefit SOUP, an organization founded by Berry graduate Brin Enterkin in 2009, to provide basic necessities, education and health care for orphaned children in Uganda.

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