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Feed a Service Dog for an American Veteran for 5 Months

FUNDED January 31 2018 – Thank You!

Help train and provide service dogs of the highest quality, at no cost to disabled American veterans in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence.

American Soldiers are coming home in greater numbers than in previous wars because of the improvements in body armor. Although the number of survivors has increased, they are coming back with more life-changing injuries and disabilities. This includes invisible injuries like PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Over 400,000 veterans have been diagnosed with PTSD or TBI since 2001. We are losing these American Heroes at the rate of 22 per day to suicide. Our goal is to cut down on the number of suicides by assisting disabled veterans in regaining their emotional and physical independence and confidence by providing them with a service dog. GreaterGood.org is working with Patriot PAWS Service Dogs that specialize in training rescued dogs to provide services for Veterans with mental health issues. 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters per year. Of those 3.9 million dogs, 1.2 million are euthanized. We are able to work with partners to identify dogs and pull them out of shelters and into our program. Dogs that do not end up meeting training goals for therapy purposes are adopted into loving homes.

It takes 2 to 2.5 years to train a full mobility service dog. However, PTSD dogs can be trained in approximately half that time. This will help us to place more dogs with more veterans. Thus, saving lives of more veterans and dogs alike. It is reported that nearly 30% of our military men and women will suffer from PTSD without any other injury or disability. These veterans cannot escape the horrors of war because of the overwhelming anxiety that follows them home. They also battle the difficulty of having injuries that cannot be seen by others. What people cannot see, they do not understand even though it is very real and traumatic to the injured party. A dog’s gentle spirit that touches one’s soul can provide companionship and comfort for veterans that no one else understands. This companionship offers the security and confidence that is needed to thrust them back into society and learning to live in the civilian world.

With a small donation of just $5 can help get these veterans back to living a normal life. They have protected us—now you can help protect them.


Patriot PAWS Service Dogs is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to train and provide service dogs of the highest quality at no cost to disabled American Veterans, and others with mobile disabilities and PTS in order to help restore their physical and emotional independence. Patriot PAWS intends to build partnerships with state and community organizations to help develop and support this goal.

 

Recent Projects

Save the Penguin from Extinction: Completed January 21, 2019

66,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Penguins are in danger. These adorable waddling creatures – a species of bird with flippers instead of wings – are facing immediate threats to their existence because of warming temperatures, melting sea ice, ocean pollution, and commercial fishing. If nothing is done, penguin populations will continue to decline at a rapid rate. Please click today to help save penguins from extinction!

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Give a Voice to a Non-Verbal Child: Completed January 18, 2019

44,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

It is estimated that nearly 40% of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder are non-verbal. The inability to effectively communicate the most basic of needs can be extremely frustrating and, in some cases, can even create serious safety risks for individuals who are non-verbal. The National Autism Association’s Give A Voice program provides a tablet with an intuitive voice-output communication app, which gives nonverbal children and young adults the ability to build phrases and sentences pictographically, which are then converted to audible speech. Please click today to give a voice!

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Provide Formula for 66 Kittens in Foster Care: Completed January 16, 2019

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During kitten season in South Florida, tens of thousands of stray kittens are born each month. These kittens often end up in overcrowded, understaffed, and underfunded animal shelters that do not have the ability to house or care for them until they are adopted. Lumen L.S. is working to substantially decrease the euthanasia rate by rescuing as many kittens as they can. Please click today to help feed and care for kittens so they can have a second chance at life!

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Provide Portable Pharmacies to Vulnerable Communities: Completed January 14, 2019

66,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

In rural Africa and Asia, access to healthcare is difficult, and even harder when war or natural disaster strikes. Doctor Travel Packs are like a portable pharmacy: full of pain killers, antibiotics, eye drops, ointments, creams, diuretics, water purification tablets and more. In war zones such as Yemen or in countries affected by the refugee crisis, Doctor Travel Packs can mean the difference between life or death. Please click today to provide critical medical supplies!

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Fund 9 Weeks of Research into Lost Species: Completed January 11, 2019

45,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

All around the world, species of animals and plants have gone unseen for years or decades, and are feared possibly extinct. That’s why Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) launched the Search for Lost Species, the largest ever global quest to find and protect species that have not been seen in the wild in decades. Many of the ecosystems being researched face the risk of disappearing forever due to habitat destruction and degradation. The rediscovery of these species could stimulate the creation of protected areas that will not only safeguard these species, but countless others that depend on these very same habitats. Please click today to help fund 9 weeks of critical research!

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Send Comfort to Military War Dogs: Completed January 9, 2019

44,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

GreaterGood.org’s Pets and Vets program is granting support to partners that are sending care packages to military war dogs throughout the world. When they’re out there on the front line, supplies like treats and enrichment toys can help to keep these heroes calm and comfortable, to improve their well-being, and help them do their job. Please click today to send comfort items to military war dogs!

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Protect 850 People from River Blindness: Completed January 7, 2019

68,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is a public health epidemic affecting millions of people worldwide. It is found in 36 African countries, and is the second leading infectious cause of blindness. The yearly medication to kill the worms behind Onchocerciasis is difficult to obtain in Africa, but you can help. Please click today to help protect 850 people from river blindness!

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With so many simple, easy ways to be involved – from a free click to a direct donation that funds a specific program – your smallest actions online matter, creating real results at GreaterGood.

Already, your actions have given $30 million to nonprofit charities around the world since 1999. That means millions have received help and assistance because of your efforts: hungry families fed, pets rescued, rainforests saved, breast cancer caught and treated, children helped, and so much more.

What You Can Do: Small Actions, Big Results

We invite you to explore the network of great charities and good works that make up GreaterGood. Find the cause, program, or project that speaks to your passion for helping others and start making a difference today.

We believe that no good action is too small and, with all the new tools at our websites, together the results are greater than ever before. Make a daily click, sign a petition, donate what you can, shop where it matters, and help us spread the word. You can also visit us at our new store in the Mall of America, located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Just like our online shops, every purchase gives back to a worthy cause!

Every day our community grows larger and the good that we have done together grows greater. Every day we’re adding new pieces to our story. , read our blogs, or join us on Facebook to learn even more about how your actions continue to make a difference daily.

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