Representatives from the Sierra Conservation Center Fundraising Committee are shown with ReHorse Rescue Ranch and Disabled American Veterans of Tuolumne County Local 391.

Representatives from the Sierra Conservation Center Fundraising Committee are shown with ReHorse Rescue Ranch and Disabled American Veterans of Tuolumne County Local 391.

SCC staff donates over $4,200 to local charities  

By Lt. Robert Kelsey, AA/Public Information Officer
Sierra Conservation Center

Sierra Conservation Center (SCC) recently presented $4,208 to a pair of Tuolumne County charity organizations with funds raised both by SCC staff and donations by local businesses which continues an annual tradition at the institution.

The donation was divided equally between the ReHorse Rescue Ranch, providing a safe haven and healthy environment for abandoned, neglected and abused horses, and Disabled American Veterans of Tuolumne County, Local 119, which helps veterans and their families to obtain all the benefits to which they are entitled so they can lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.

“Both of these charities had been hit hard in the past year with unexpected expenses and funding cuts,” said Warden Heidi Lackner. “We are proud to support these charities and proud of how many businesses in our community joined in to make this a success.”

Tuolumne County businesses who donated this year include Ironstone Vineyards, The Balloon Shop, Gold Country Adventures, Sharon Malone Lingerie, Downtown Shoes, Jerome Gallery, The Sportsman and the Community Thrift Shop.