Animal Fair via Crowdrise
July 09, 2013
BENEFITING: K9S FOR WARRIORS
EVENT DATE: Dec 03, 2013
#GivingTuesday celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. It was created to foster giving during a time of the year when there is a lot of focus on shopping. Since there are two days dedicated to shopping in connection with the holidays – Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shouldn’t there be at least one day focused on giving back?
This Hoiliday and everyday we need to support our soldiers as they selflessly defend the rights and freedoms of every citizen in our country. However, for many of these warriors, the fight doesn’t end when they return home. Let's help make a Holiday wish come true for a Veteran with PTSD ...
Every 65 minutes a veteran commits suicide; most of them suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 184 new cases are diagnosed daily. K9s For Warriors rescues dogs prior to being euthanized and trains them to be service dogs for veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. The program is 100% proven, transparent and successful! 94% of every dollar donated to K9s For Warriors goes directly to the Veteran & service dogs. Only 6% is used for fundraising and overhead. Shari Duval, the founder and Executive Director doesn’t receive a salary.
Animals, especially canines have an uncanny ability to sense when a person is worn down, depressed and has a sad case of the blues. These same dogs are like furry angels that help heal our veterans mentally, physically and spiritually. This is an alarming statistic, but studies prove dogs are very therapeutic in the treatment of PTSD and other military-related stresses.
K9′s For Warriors was founded by Shari Duval (wife of PGA TOUR player Bobby Duval). Duval commented, “The warriors arrive here broken on two legs and leave here recovered on six. They are able to go and do things that weren’t possible before they received their service dog.” She added, “These dogs provide more medical improvement for the warriors than all the drugs they have been placed on.”
K9′s For Warrior has a worthy goal of building a “dream facility.” This site will rescue 200-250 shelter dogs every year, matching them up with war veterans. This worthy endeavor will take a lot of funding – upwards of $2 million. Veterans are not just handed a service dog they spend three weeks in a program that is 100% proven. Duval states, “It costs approximately $10,000 to graduate one warrior/canine team from the time the dog is accepted into training (including costs), housing, feeding and training the warriors and their canines for the three weeks they live and train together at our facility.”
You can support a Veteran from your community - K9’s For Warriors isn’t funded by government agencies and operates purely on donations. 94 cents of every dollar goes directly to the Veterans and dogs – 6% to overhead. This charity is 100% transparent and successful! Please consider this Holiday supporting this wonderful charity – even if you cannot attend the event. Donations can be made in any amount – as little as $10, $50, $200, $1000 or you can become an honorary chair for $10,000. Start your own fundraising team today!
Happy Holidays! Thank you for joining us today in supporting our Veterans this Holiday!
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