October 7, 2008

ARF Supports Broadway Plaza Project

By Letter to the Editor

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation is a 17-year-old non- profit that receives no state or local government funding. ARF depends on the generosity of the community for the fulfillment of its life saving work. Good neighbors and community spirit is the lifeline for ARF's $4.3 million operation.

One of ARF's most supportive neighbors is Broadway Plaza. Throughout the past eight years, Broadway Plaza has hosted ARF's community festival, Animals on Broadway, an annual fundraising dog walk, and ARF's adoption van throughout the holiday season.

Through Broadway Plaza's help, ARF has built new relationships within the community and with other non-profits, including Children's Hospital, EBSPCA, Dogs 4 Diabetics, NorCal Golden Retriever Rescue, Walnut Creek Dog and many others.

Broadway Plaza has always been a good partner with the Walnut Creek community and the nonprofits in it. I'm confident that when it comes to the well-being of the community, Broadway Plaza will do it right.

The plans you are considering for parking sound efficient and effective. I am looking forward to seeing this project come to life in Walnut Creek. ARF supports Broadway Plaza in its endeavors and looks forward to a long and fruitful friendship.

Elena Bicker

Walnut Creek

Bicker is executive director of Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation.

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