Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Vanessa Van Noy -- "I like to “put boots on the ground” for my local community"

Name:  Vanessa Van Noy

What is your job?  Yoga Instructor

What social causes are most important to you?  Being a dedicated yogi and vegan, compassion is my passion, especially animal causes.  My husband and I have rescued all 7 of our pets (3 pit mixes and 4 cats).  We are both active not only in companion animal rescue but farm animal rescue as well.

What charities do you support – and how?  I support some large national groups such as PETA and Best Friends Animal Society.  However, I like to “put boots on the ground” for my local community.  I volunteer time at the local Humane Society in Tinton Falls NJ and previously at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties NY.  I have recently organized food drives for the local SPCA and County Food Bank.  My most recent event is to benefit 180NJ “Turning Lives Around”, an organization that houses and cares for victims of domestic and sexual violence.