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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

Help First Responders to Rescue Animals: Completed April 17, 2019

47,600 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Natural disasters impact millions of people, but they also change the lives of thousands of animals, who must be rescued, evacuated, and taken to shelters where they can be reunited with their families or adopted. GreaterGood.org partners with The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) to educate an Emergency Rescue Team to address this need. Please click today to help animals in emergencies!

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Give a Non-Verbal Child a Voice: Completed April 15, 2019

66,000 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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Send Care Packages to 24 Shelter Dogs: Completed April 12, 2019

48,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Providing food, vaccinations, bedding, and enrichment needs for dogs is a costly endeavor for animal shelters across the country. Due to the high cost of these basic necessities, shelters often have to limit the number of dogs that they can save and provide homes for. A warm bed and a full belly can go a long way for the well-being of shelter dogs. Your clicks alone can provide bowls of dog food, warm beds, and vaccinations for shelter dogs in need!

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Deliver 50 Books to Children in Need: Completed April 10, 2019

50,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

Books inform and entertain, often at the same time. Ensuring a child has access to books in their homes is associated with positive behavioral, educational, and psychological outcomes. Through your clicks, we will work with our partners to transport high quality books to where they are needed most. Help a child love to read and succeed!

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Fund 70 Miles of Travel for a Woman with Breast Cancer: Completed April 8, 2019

70,000 daily clicks funded this project – thank you!

The hard truth is that many in need of aggressive, life–saving treatments are unable to access that essential care. With your support, we can raise funds to help provide 10 women with life-saving Pink Ribbon Flights of Hope, giving them access to the breast cancer treatment they desperately need. Please click today!

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Care for 45 Injured Street Dogs: Completed April 5, 2019

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

The streets of Kathmandu, Nepal are overrun with homeless dogs. With the help of their dog ambulance, doctors at Sneha’s Care are able to quickly tend to dogs in need: treating minor injuries, performing spay/neuter surgeries to curb overpopulation, and providing emergency care to dogs who have been hit by cars and left to die. Please click today to save injured dogs!

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Help House America’s Homeless Veterans: Completed April 3, 2019

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

After they fought for their country, thousands of veterans have returned home only to land on the streets. Whether it is the economy, injuries, or other issues, none of these vets would have ever left one of their own behind on the battlefield. Now we owe them the same, and are pairing up with charity partners determined to take vets off the streets.

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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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