The Tribeca Béziers hosted an evening which was a great success.
Last Thursday, the Tribeca Béziers hosted an evening of solidarity for the benefit of Maraudes 34, an association that works with homeless people and their faithful furry companions. Result: 1.2 tonnes of dog food was collected.
This event was organized by David Banville, who was created earlier this year “the first real estate agency in solidarity with the animal cause.” Which means he “Donates 7% of turnover to associations or animal shelters”he explains.
“A great mobilization”
“I organize these “Pet after work” evenings to collect food or care products for animals. It was the second edition”, he says. Last June, in fact, in Villeneuve-lès-Béziers, a first meeting made it possible to collect 250 kg of kibble for the Free Chats of Béziers.
This time, “I brought together around fifty entrepreneurs. We also had the support of boxer Jaouad Belmehdi.” And Mayor Robert Ménard and his wife Emmanuelle Ménard also came by.
“We have enough for the whole year and three months more”
For Soazik Maréchaux, the president of Maraudes 34, the amount of donations is unexpected: “There was a great mobilization. We had aimed for 300 kilos…”. “In the year, we distribute 750 kg. So there, we have enough for the whole year and three months more.” Most of the homeless people accompanied by the association have one or even two dogs by their side.
David Banville plans to organize a new evening of this type in mid-September. “I have selected six associations to be supported by a“he details.
The entrepreneur is also competing for a label recognizing a company’s solidarity with the animal cause. The result should be known in a few weeks.