Angels of Assisi participates in Betty White Challenge

Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 11:55 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - In honor of what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday Monday, many people have taken on the Betty White Challenge, supporting animal shelters with at least a $5 donation. White was a lifelong animal advocate.

More than $5,000 dollars was raised for Angels of Assisi in Roanoke Monday.

That money will go toward the Angels pet food pantry, which runs solely off community donations.

The plan is to move the food pantry outside to increase accessibility and provide 24/7 availability.

The new pet food pantry will be named “The Betty White Pet Food Pantry” in her honor.

“We kept it very open. We’re raising money for this pet food pantry, shelving and all that stuff, all the stuff that goes into keeping it functional, and of course if people want to donate on top of that, we appreciate everything. We have a full adoption center of animals as well as our community pet clinic, so we have a lot of need right now,” said Dayna Reynolds, the director of community engagement.

Angels is also in the process of building a new facility in Roanoke.

According to Reynolds, an update on how that is faring will be coming next month.

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