This past Sunday, December 4th, 2016, ACCT Philly dedicated the shelter lobby to Eagle Scout candidate Jordan Barnes. Barnes, member of Boy Scout Troop 24 of Doylestown, received a Certificate of Appreciation in a “leash-cutting ceremony” for his efforts painting the shelter lobby and adoption room.

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A lifelong animal lover, Barnes chose to support ACCT Philly as part of his Eagle Scout project because he wanted to improve the lives of homeless pets, and saw the “potential work that could be done to help those animals.”

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The scouts first held a carwash to fund raise the money for the materials to paint the lobby and adoption room, including the help of (pictured below from left to right) Patrick Rafferty, Joe Gregor, John Clouse, Jordan Barnes, Jack Flaherty, Jack Miller and Alex Taylor.

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Those that helped in painting the lobby included (below from left to right) Jack Kyle, Thomas DaPrato, Nick Gillespie, Alex Taylor, Brendan Skowronek, Aiden MacIlvane, Jordan Barnes and Jack Miller.

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Jordan Barnes is expected to complete the requirements of his project and officially become an Eagle Scout following his Honor’s Ceremony tentatively scheduled for this winter.

Thank you to Jordan for leading this project to improve our shelter!