Theresa Gorelick, Marketing Coordinator at Great Expressions Dental Centers, is a driving force at the Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan (AWS). The no-kill rescue finds homes for the animals there and educates the public on the importance of spaying and neutering. She volunteers at their adoption events and at the shelter two nights a week. Gorelick says, “I’ve always had a love for animals growing up. One of my childhood dogs passed around the time I moved to Madison Heights, so I decided to donate my time to helping homeless animals in her honor, doing everything I can to give back, finding them homes and giving them love.”
In addition to her volunteer efforts for animals, she has also contributed to a variety of other causes, including multiple sclerosis, diabetes and different types of cancer. She collects pledges and rides for Bike MS, a cycling fundraiser that hopes to improve quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis and someday find a cure. Gorelick does it in memory of her husband’s mother, and in support of her friend who has MS.
This is the second time her employer, GEDC, has recognized her with the Community Contributor of the Year Award, donating $500 to a charity of her choice.
Source: Andy Kozlowski, G&C Newspaper