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January 2020 Community Pioneer

Community Pioneer LogoOur communities are filled with some of the kindest, most thoughtful people who are passionate about helping others. To recognize and support those doing great things, Pioneer is re-launching Community Pioneer this year with a new focus and plan. Every month, we will highlight one person doing good in the community and award them $1,000 to go towards the organization of their choice.


Winner: Dave W.

Man with a beard wearing a beanie and holding a dogThe first 2020 Community Pioneer winner is Dave W. with Friends Furever Animal Rescue! Dave is from Jerome and has lived in Idaho for 31 years. He is a full-time welder and also works on bikes and ski patrol at Magic Mountain on the weekends.

His other full-time job is working with Friends Furever Animal Rescue – a non-profit organization based in Jerome. They are committed to helping homeless, abandoned, and at-risk animals find happy, furever homes! They pull from high-kill shelters, trap abandoned and feral dogs, and intervene in dog hoarding/neglect situations. They also rehab behavior-challenged dogs and cats.

Although they originated in Jerome, the organization operates throughout the entire Magic Valley. They are comprised of approximately 25 volunteers who willingly foster animals on their own time, sometimes more than one animal at a time. They provide a pet food pantry, dog recovery, medical care as needed, and behavioral support. There are over 50 dogs in rescue right now, and the organization operates solely on donations. Every little bit helps, and we are excited to help with their mission!


 Donate to Friends Furever Animal Rescue!