Commit to Thrive: North Carolina

By on April 8, 2013

I took Hyatt’s pledge and volunteered at the Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina.  Although this location is in Greenville, North Carolina, the Humane Society has existed since 1920 and each shelter adopts out 350-400 animals per year.  As a student at East Carolina University, Greenville is home for me most of the year. I chose to volunteer with the Humane Society because I absolutely adore animals. I want the animals at the shelter to feel just as loved as animals with permanent homes.

As a volunteer, my responsibilities include sanitizing the runs, feeding, watering, walking, and playing with the animals. Volunteering at the Humane Society is something I really enjoy doing. Even though I am sad to see them go, it is always a good feeling when an animal is adopted.

Although I’m a member of the Hyatt family, anyone can take Hyatt’s pledge and participate in Hyatt Thrive’s Global Month of Community Service.  For each pledge that is taken by April 30th, Hyatt will donate a book, up to 35,000 books, to a child in need.  For more information on how you can participate, visit



About the Author

Mary Youngblood is currently a junior at East Carolina University.  A Campus Ambassador, she represents Hyatt and promotes our college programs on ECU’s campus.

About Ronisha

One of Hyatt's Regional Talent Acquisition Managers, Ronisha recruits for Hyatt's College Programs and supports our full-service locations within the East Coast and Midwestern regions of the United States. A lover of all things "social", you can follow her on Twitter at @ronishagoodwin