Elanco employees give back to community

More than 260 employee volunteers of Elanco Animal Health in Fort Dodge worked every day from Sept. 25 to Sept. 29 to help six community service organizations. The effort was in honor of the company’s 2017 Global Day of Service on Sept. 28.

The 266 local employees spent 432 hours assisting those agencies.

The employees sorted through furniture and other donated items at the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center’s storage shed. They hauled three trucks full of unusuable items to the regional landfill.

Elanco employees also helped at D/SAOC’s secondhand store, called The Key. There, they moved more than 200 boxes, and did some light custodial work.

Employees also sorted donations at the Beacon of Hope.

A large sign was put up at the Almost Home Animal Shelter by Elanco employees. The employee volunteers also secured the dog park fencing at the animal shelter. The animals in the shelter got some attention from Elanco employees who walked dogs and groomed the animals.

At The Lord’s Cupboard, employee volunteers stocked shelves, filled orders for clients, cleaned out refrigerators and sorted expired items.

The employee volunteers packed 30,000 meals for Meals from the Heartland to go to hurricane victims in Florida and Texas, Iowa food banks and South America and Africa.

Employee volunteers also helped during the Fireball Run Adventure Rally. They staffed check-in points and helped set up and tear down.

The projects were coordinated by an Elanco Fort Dodge Ambassador Team consisting of Allison O’Brion, Anna Mohr, Sonya Hughes, Karla Hansen, Mindi Sandstrom, Heather Royster, Kristine Howell and Jacque Bacon.