Gaston County Raise Money for One of Their Own
For several years, employees with the Gaston County Police Department have raised money for various causes and organizations. This year’s no-shave November and December fundraiser benefited one of Gaston County Police’s own, Karrie Brotzman. Karrie was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. She has since gone through chemotherapy treatment and most recently a bone marrow transplant.
Karrie serves as the adoption coordinator at the Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement shelter. Through her position, Karrie has been instrumental in achieving a record number of animals adopted from the shelter. Karrie is a driving force in animal welfare and has worked tirelessly to help create the best environment for the animals that have to enter the shelter.
The proceeds from this year’s fundraiser, which exceeded $4,000.00, will be used to help Karrie pay for the medical expenses she has endured. No doubt this is a very small price to pay for such a valued and extremely vital member of our department and we look forward to having her return to work soon – and she is very eager to do so!