Saturday morning, Bill Blemke, founder of Irma based ‘Cattle Rescue Inc.’ recieved a $350 cash donation from the Schofield branch of Per Mar Security Services.
The donation stems from a charity fund fed by “Friday Jean day” at the Schofield office, according to Operations Manager Bryan Thacker
“On Fridays we are allowed to wear blue jeans. Those who do, contribute $3 into a fund to donate to a charity of our choice. In the past we have donated to various organizations such as the Lincoln and Marathon County Humane Societies and the Neighbors Place. We are strong believers in giving back to our community and this is a way for us to do that.”
Thacker made a special request to donate to Cattle Rescue Inc. after reading a recent article about Blemke and the organization, published in the Foto News and Merrill Courier.
“When I read the article it really touched me. To realize there is nothing in the state to help these poor animals really hit home for me. I love animals and I just think what Bill is doing for these animals, out of the sheer kindness of his heart, is a wonderful thing. That’s why I asked the office to contribute our jean fund for this. Bill is such an exceptional and wonderful human being”
Blemke reports an estimated $750 in donations have poured in since the story ran, and the Per Mar donation now puts funds over the $1,000 mark.
“I have recieved so many calls and just an outpouring of support from all over.” Blemke says. “I just can’t say thank you enough or express how much it means to us and the animals too.” he adds with a chuckle.
Donated funds are spent on feed, medicine and other necessary supplies for Blemke’s rescued livestock.
Those interested in donating to Cattle Rescue can contact Blemke at (715) 218-7478, e-mail WIcattlerescue@yahoo.com
or visit his “Cattle Rescue” page on facebook. Blemke’s physical address is W3883 Nelson Avenue,