Congratulations “Can Do Team!” for Reaching $100,000!

The Can Team’s dedication to raising money for animals in need deeply inspires us. We are incredibly grateful for their commitment throughout the past ten years and know the team’s impact will last many more. We are so grateful to the community as well, for collecting cans for the Team to sort and sell.

We express our deepest gratitude for letting us continue to do the work we do to save animals.


Team Members

Ken Andrews
Lonnie and Ruth Brown
Chuck Hemperley
Bob Lambrecht
Lora Owen
Sandra Shuping Owen
Bob Simons
Connie Snyder

A note of thanks,

A Heartfelt Thank you to the public and to the Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary “Can Do” Can Team for their remarkable achievement in raising $100,000.  Today, we want to express our gratitude and admiration to a group of individuals who have tirelessly worked towards a noble cause – the “Can Do” Can Team. Over the last 15 years, their remarkable initiative of recycling aluminum cans has yielded an astounding $100,000 in support of the welfare of the cats and dogs at FFAS.

Their selfless efforts exemplify the power of community collaboration and the huge impact we can create when we come together for a common cause. It is with the generosity and support of the animal loving public that this goal has been achieved and we are extremely grateful for this participation.  Every aluminum can, Christmas light strand and piece of metal recycled symbolizes a ray of hope for our cats and dogs looking for loving and forever homes.

The money raised has allowed the sanctuary to provide necessary love, veterinary care, food, shelter and the important spay or neuter operations that we promote to decrease overpopulation of unwanted cats and dogs.  The Can Do Can Team demonstrates that even the smallest contributions, when combined, lead to huge change. Their constant commitment to collecting and sorting cans, and driving countless miles to sell cans, serves as a testament to their determination and compassionate spirit. They remind us we each have the power to make a difference in the lives of our furry buddies.

To the “Can Do” Can Team, your dedication has touched the countless lives of the cats and dogs in our care and, for that, we say job well done! We appreciate you!

— Marcia Parrott and the board of directors of Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary

To The Community

Thank you so much for supporting the efforts of the “Can Do” Can Team. We could not have reached our goal without your support!

Below is a list of current or former community members and businesses who’ve helped the Can Team along the way. We tried our best to collect everyone’s names, but after 10 years we’re sure we’ve missed some. Please contact Lora Owen at (704) 640-8839 or if you or someone you know would like to be added to this list.

We appreciate you!!


Personal Can Contributors

1. Daisey Banks
2. Claude Banks
3. Angela Bates
4. Shane and Katie Bostian
5. Shelia Brownlow
6. Tiffany Wayne Christie Day and her team
7. Judy and William Deal
8. Nancy and Dick Dietz
9. Dave Hincemon
10. Bill and Avin Holshouser. (In Memoriam)
11. Alex Kenny and Gary Kenny
12. Bob Lambrecht and Jon Planovsky
13. Linn and Kevin Lineberger
14. Gerry Livingood
15. Dr. Trixie Martin and Jonny Black
16. Don McClain
17. Andy Meng
18. Nelson Montavo
19. Marcia & Ed Parrott
21. Linda Peterson
21. Crystal Pierce

22. Vicki Pierce
23. Julie and Ott Pinkston
24. Jon Pitel
25. Ginny Robert
26. Charles Roberts (In Memoriam)
27. Rev. Carroll Robinson
28. Peggy Rose
29. Sonja R Rowe
30. Patricia and Leroy Saunders
31. Jenn Sciortino
32. Paul and Robin Seropian
33. Rose and Danny Simmerson
34. Kelly and Todd Smith
35. Connie Snyder
36. Dr. Elaine Stiller & Family
37. Jack and Peggy Swicegood
38. Doug and Bette Thiedman
39. Karen and Dennis Wenker
40. Hans Wolfcamp
41. Donald and Marie Wood
42. Brenda and Gerry Wood

Business Can Contributors

1. Bethel Lutheran Church
2. Bunce Buildings
3. Critters Cards and Gifts
4. Eamon Park Pool
5. Hudson-Miller-Tatum VFW Post # 3006
6. Hydraulic Depot, LLC
7. Ideal Janitorial Supplies
8. Iredell-Alexander-Catawba Farm Service Agency (USDA)
9. Liberty Commons
10. McCanless Golf Club
11. Memorial United Methodist Church

12. Morse Measurements
13. Rolling Hills Golf Club
14. Rowan County Social Security Office
15. Shampooch and Kitty, Too Grooming
16. Shug’s at Brooklyn South Square
17. Snyder Electric
18. Stars and Bars Tavern
19. Super SpeedWash Laundromat, West Innes. St.
20. The Salisbury Post
21. The Thread Shed
22. Uptown Dogs and Cats Grooming