On behalf of our team at Bridgewater, our sincerest condolences go out to all associated with Michigan State University especially the students, families, and loved ones who were affected by the horrible tragedy that recently took place. As the Spartan and Mid-Michigan community continue to mourn the lives lost and heal, we wanted to recognize an organization that we have supported throughout the years for their sincerity and their recent actions to uplift the Michigan State Community.
Canines For Change, a nonprofit that raises as well as trains service and therapy dogs, has been taking their dogs on campus to comfort students and faculty. Debra Maxwell, of Canines for Change, told WILX News 10, “I think it just gives us a way to be connected. Just being here for them and the dogs, you can just see their comfort when they pet the dogs, it’s great.”
We truly appreciate our Bridgewater-Lansing Plant Controller, Ed Bronikowski, for connecting us with Canines for Change as well as for all that he and his family are doing to help in supporting their efforts at MSU. He shared with us: “Many of the #volunteers (my wife & daughter included) took turns at MSU bringing in the dogs to provide therapy for students, faculty, staff, and families. We are continuing to support them this week too as the students come back to class so the job is not finished.”
It is because of team members, like Ed, and organizations, like Canines for Change, that we continue to realize that each of us can truly be the change that we wish to see in the world. We admire their actions and thank them for the #rippleeffect that they are creating in our greater communities – especially in a moment of time when it is so needed. We can’t thank them enough.
To see more coverage about the impact that Canines for Change is making, make sure to see the articles below:
(Photo credit: Krystal Nurse/Lansing State Journal)