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Like a lot of 12-year-olds are these days, Brandon Rodriguez is looking to raise

some cash.

However, Brandon doesn’t want the money to buy video games, a trip to the movies or some iTunes. Instead, the Oregon youth is planning a car wash fund-raiser to benefit the animals at the Toledo Area Humane Society.

Brandon, with the help of several friends and classmates, will be washing cars for donations Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ralphie’s on Navarre Avenue in Oregon.

“I like animals, and it bothers me to hear that they could be harmed or not taken care of,” Brandon said. “The Humane Society does very good things for animals and they need all the help they can get so I thought I should be one of those to help them.

Brandon has been looking for a way to help the Human Society’s mission for quite some time, his mom said. “About a year ago, he said he wanted to have a car wash or something to raise money for the shelter, but the plans never quite got off the ground,” Lori Rodriguez said. “When he brought it up this year again, I knew he must be serious.”

Brandon was so serious he e-mailed the Toledo Area Humane Society offering to volunteer and looking for other ways to help.

“I didn’t even know he had done that,” Lori said. “He has always loved animals. We have a dog, a turtle and some fish, and he loves to pet-sit for the dogs on our street.” 

“Just because I'm a kid doesn't mean that I can't try to make a difference and try to help those in need,” he said.

All proceeds raised from the car wash will be donated to the Humane Society, Brandon said.

Brandon Rodriguez, with his dog Monte, will sponsor a car wash to benefit the Humane Society Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ralphie’s in Oregon.





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