The Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on March 15th
to celebrate the One year anniversary of Saving Grace Robeson County opening
our door. Saving Grace is located at 273 Kenric Drive in Lumberton.
Samantha Bennett is the Director and reported that the facility had rescued
over 622 dogs/puppies and 78 cats/kittens have been transported to our main
facility in Wake Forest!
Saving Grace Robeson County was founded to impact the staggering number of
unwanted and euthanized puppies and dogs in Robeson County. When they come
into our facility in Robeson each one is vaccinated, dewormed, and given
flea/tick preventative. They are tagged/named and taken care of until
transport day. Then they are loaded and taken on a freedom ride to the farm.
There they are given further medical care/spayed/neutered, etc. and adopted
into their fur-ever family.
Like most rescues we depend on donations and supporters for survival.
Without them we cannot do what we do for the animals. Volunteers are the
lifeblood of rescue. SG Rob. Co needs volunteers desperately. There is day
to day work to be done involving the animals such as feeding, cleaning,
exercising, taking care of the grounds and stocking supplies. There is a
need for transport drivers to take the pups to the Wake Forest location. We
also need fosters to help take care of puppies or sick animals. If you are
not a hand on animal caregiver there is still opportunity to help. Intake
documents, copying, filing, and social media updates are also a need. Maybe
you like to garden, etc., we need you! We have some great volunteers but
need more. College students, church or civic groups, the Real Housewives of
Rob. Co, retired seniors, come on down! Saving Grace can be reached at
The Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting recently
for Oakwood Homes of Lumberton. Oakwood Homes opened on August 17, 2021.
They are a Berkshire Hathaway Company that has been selling homes for over
50 years. They were voted 2021 Home Builder of The Year, nationwide. The
company offers single family manufactured and modular homes across the
nation at the most competitive prices. Beth and Ronnie Hunt are the General
Managers of the Lumberton Home Center and believe that honesty and integrity
is what sets them apart. They love this community and are involved in many
charity and community events. Come visit and meet their team if you or your
family are in the market for a home. Oakwood is located at 3335 East
Elizabethtown Road in Lumberton and can be reached at 910-739-3000.
Pictured is Beth and Ronnie Hunt cutting the ribbon along with staff and
Former Chamber Chair Linda Branch, Councilwoman Malissa Robinson and Mayor
Tem Leroy Rising.
The Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Students of Excellence
last week at it's monthly Board of Directors meeting. Pictured l to r Ted
White- Assistant Principal at Lumberton Senior High School, Adrian Hammonds-
School Counselor, Kaylee Chavis-11th grade Lumberton Senior High, Merle
Summers-Education Chair, Grace Padro Rodriquez-11th grade-Robeson Early
College, John Franklin-Chamber Chair and Executive Director, Cindy S. Kern