P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Camden has been awarded $1,000 from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. Will Knight and Patricia Staab, employees of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, nominated the organization for the award. Funds will be used to provide shelter, food, and medical services to local animals in need.

Harvard Pilgrim and the Foundation created the Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program to commemorate those Harvard Pilgrim members who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The program allows each Harvard Pilgrim employee to award a $500 grant, completely funded by the Foundation, to the local charity of his or her choice each calendar year.