The Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor is happy to announce Jim O’Brian as the Volunteer of the Month for March 2021. Since October 2015, Jim has volunteered his time doing basic building maintenance, acting as a parking attendant for many fundraisers, and BBQing for the shelter’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. He has also been known to restore furniture for Treasure Hounds, the shelter’s home furnishings resale store. When shelter volunteers were furloughed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jim did not think twice – he came up with the idea of making masks as a fundraiser. The masks were made available at Treasure Hounds for a donation of any amount. To date, Jim has made 958 masks and raised almost $8000 for APS-FH! When asked why he volunteers for the animal’s shelter, he simply replied, “because the animals cannot help themselves.”
Thanks so much, Jim, for making a difference in the lives of shelter animals. Your dedication and hard work are deeply appreciated.