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Lee Animal Shelter gets help from an Albany business

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  An Albany business will help finish construction on the Lee County Animal Shelter.

Construction stopped because of the wet weather and a lack of money. Musculoskeletal Associates wants to get it going again. The business created the Fifth Friday Foundation. Every fifth Friday, they put 100 percent of their profit into a charitable fund. Typically, they make smaller donations to several charities, but now they plan to use the growing fund to help Lee County finish the shelter.

"We've been putting money back and putting money back and watching it grow and when I saw the number figure in the paper about what they estimated it was about exactly what we had and then Mr. Duffy came in that day and I just thought too many things were lined up for it," said Dr. Phillip Hajek, Musculoskeletal Associates.

The Fifth Friday Foundation is also a major contributor to the Albany Humane Society. They hope other businesses will join their effort to give back to the community. For information on how you can donate, you can contact MSA at (229)435-0525 and ask for Natalie Dixon or Jason Spears. You can also find the organization on FaceBook at FifthFridayFoundation.

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