Copper Ridge students serve at Healing Hearts Animal Rescue


Several members of Copper Ridge School’s National Junior Honor Society attended a memorable service project at Healing Hearts Animal Rescue in Cave Creek Saturday, Nov. 10.

The students committed to getting dirty and putting in some hard work to help care for the many animals on the property. The students fell immediately in love with the many horses and one adorable calf named Gilly, according to a press release.

From raking and scooping up manure in the turnouts, to brushing and braiding the manes of the minis, to scrubbing out water tubs, Copper Ridge’s students worked to make life just a little easier for the animals and for the incredible people who make Healing Hearts run on a daily basis.

“It was such a terrific experience to be able to help these creatures from Healing Hearts,” Copper Ridge NJHS president Nancy Mellon said in a prepared statement.

The Copper Ridge chapter of National Junior Honor Society, which Lynda Boepple leads, participates in weekly charitable activities and several larger service projects throughout the year, a release states.

The day at Healing Hearts offered students a unique opportunity to work closely with animals and to see firsthand how an organization like Healing Hearts can improve the lives of so many animals.

Many of the students are eager to return to the facility in the future to volunteer.

“Overall, spending time with my friends from NJHS was exciting; from grooming the hoses, to walking them around the facility, we had such a great day,” NJHS member Katherine Swartz said in a prepared statement.

Copper Ridge School said it is proud of these students’ commitment to service in a release.

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