The Vernon Company is pleased to announce that Yvette Berke and The Little Angels Project have been selected as the winners of the 2019 Vernon Cares award.

Earlier this fall, Vernon invited members of the promotional products community to share their stories about their efforts to give back within their communities. After receiving many entries for worthwhile efforts throughout the country, Yvette Berke, owner of Adapt Ad Specialty (Valley Glen, CA) for more than 25 years, was chosen as the recipient. Yvette’s entry shared the story of her passion for animals and, specifically, the work of The Little Angels Project, for which she is a volunteer.  

The Little Angels Project is a unique nonprofit initiative founded by Darlene Geekie, RVT. When natural disasters strike in Southern California, LAP volunteers come to the aid providing free veterinary services to pet owners and animals that have been displaced. From quickly setting up mobile vet care stations throughout North LA and Ventura County after the devastating 2018 Woolsey Fire to providing aid immediately after the Ridgecrest earthquakes and numerous Southern California wildfires in 2019, LAP lives up to its goal of providing care, hope, healing and rescue. During these disasters, all animals – those injured or those with owners who were evacuated – were treated free of charge.

“We were determined that no one would surrender any animal due to financial need,” said Yvette Berke, volunteer and LAP Board member.

As the chosen recipient, Vernon rewarded both Yvette Berke and Little Angels Project with $2,000 each to continue their efforts within their community.

LAP Helps continues to provide services and financial aid to pet owners affected by local natural disasters or pet owners in financial distress. For more information about LAP, visit

The Vernon Company is recognized as one of the largest and most successful promotional product firms in North America. Founded in 1902 by F.L. Vernon, we serve more than 40,000 customers from our Newton, Iowa corporate headquarters.

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