Paws4Vets Charity Raffle
The Paws4Vets program benefits our veterans and their families by providing specially trained dogs for soldiers, sailors and marines suffering from combat-related PTSD or other psychological illness. It was started as a memorial project to honor Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2401 Commander First Sergeant John R. Champion, U.S. Army (Ret.). Post 2401 is located in Beaufort, NC.
Golden and Black Labrador Retrievers are rescued and sent to boot camp at one of five federal prisons in West Virginia and Georgia. These dogs are in training and will get a new lease on life saving the lives of prisoners and wounded warriors.
The prisoners get hope and a chance to make a difference by helping someone on the outside. They are training dogs for a special assignment that could well save the life of a PTSD or psychiatric illness wounded warrior.
The calming influence of a friend who knows all and accepts you for who you are, and unconditionally, is immeasurable. This is one veterans program that really works.
Paws4vets is part of the Wounded Warriors Assistance Dog Training Program. The program provides assistance dogs to wounded warriors and their dependents.
Posts can help by supporting the project through a post fundraising. Are you ready to make a difference and potentially save a life?
Individuals and posts can also help fund this project by participating on-line in the Paws4Vets charity raffle.
An form is available to order tickets. Click here VFW_OrderForm_v1 111001