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Help Fund a Second Chance

By WBH, 03/31/21, 2:30PM CDT

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$16.50 Campaign Supports Cedar Bend Humane Society Animals

Black Hawks fans contributing to the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture, will be giving homeless pets at the Cedar Bend Humane Society a new opportunity for adoption during the month of April.

Each month during hockey season, the Black Hawks, 1650 The Fan (KCNZ AM), and Slumberland Furniture in Cedar Falls spotlight a worthwhile cause in the Cedar Valley, encouraging fans and listeners to make a donation.  The Cedar Bend Humane Society places thousands of animals in “forever homes” each year.  Recently, the organization introduced a its “Second Chances: A New Leash on Life” program in a partnership with Rock River Pet Resort in Waverly.  Through Second Chances, CBHS aims to help shelter dogs that are overly fearful, struggle with anxiety, are excessively energetic, or have unique behavior issues. Dogs that have been at the shelter the longest are prime candidates, as they are often passed over for so long due to behavioral issues.  Each dog selected for the two week course participates at a cost of approximately $500, paid for by donations to the Humane Society.

“During the past year, millions and millions of otherwise isolated people have found comfort and companionship from the pets in their lives,” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene.  “Even in better times, we can all appreciate the work CBHS does to connect animals that need people with people who need animals.”

As part of the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture, the objective is for 100 Waterloo Black Hawks fans and 1650-AM, The Fan-listeners to make a modest contribution of $16.50 to the featured charitable organization each month.  If that goal is achieved, collectively fans will have the opportunity to take pride in an impactful total gift of $1,650 at month’s end.

To make a $16.50 Campaign donation to the Cedar Bend Humane Society, click here.

About Slumberland Furniture – Located at 6607 University Avenue in Cedar Falls, Slumberland Furniture provides the Cedar Valley’s finest selection of living room, bedroom, and home décor, chosen for a combination of style, quality, and value.  Slumberland Furniture first opened in the Cedar Valley over 50 years ago, in 1969, and has been at their current 41,000 square foot location since 2017.  Slumberland has partnered with the Black Hawks on a charitable effort for each of the last 14 seasons.

About 1650, The Fan/Coloff Media – 1650, The Fan (KCNZ), and its three Cedar Falls-based sister stations are part of Coloff Media, which includes a dozen community stations throughout Iowa.  The Cedar Falls cluster has won five Crystal Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters, signifying the group’s year-round commitment to community service.  All Black Hawks regular season games, home-and-away, can be heard on 1650, The Fan, during the 2020/21 season.