We finished out 2019 with helping 1114 Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists! This makes this our BEST YEAR EVER! We did this because of our Donors and Volunteers, thank you all!
We have so much to be thankful for and are grateful to those who give us the Freedom to celebrate in our own way.
At Patriots and Paws, we get the opportunity to do that every day because of the time, talent, and treasures of those who donate to us. This year has been amazing for us with our “Provisions for Patriots” program, breaking monthly records in November with serving 133 Veterans, Active Duty, and Reservists. We’re set to finish the year with helping almost 1,100 heroes for the year—the highest in our history!
Because of compassionate donors like you, a Korean War Veteran did not have to face a life changing moment alone. When the time came for him to transition to assisted living, his family who was coming in from out of state did not know where to turn. Fortunately, they were referred to us. Now, he has the items he needs to live out the rest of his life in comfort and dignity.
Remarkably, with the donations of gently used items from across our generous community, we give an average of $700 worth of furnishings to each Veteran, Active Duty, and Reservist we serve.
Even with the items donated, it costs us about $250.00 per Veteran to do this work.
We keep the cost down with the tireless help of:
- Volunteers, who give their blood, sweat, and tears to take care of our Veterans
- Companies whose employees come in and give their time and match funds when their employees donate to us
- Veterans who come back to volunteer and give their time to help other Veterans
- Students who come in give their time
We put this video together to show some of your compassion in action and are excited to share it with you: https://youtu.be/HZOjFbKEu7s
As you plan for 2020, please mark your calendars—your support helps our Veterans begin the next chapter in their journey home:
- Monday, May 4th our 6th Annual Golf Tournament, a great day of fundraising! You can find more information at patriotsandpawsgolf.com
- Saturday, May 16th our Spring Open House with a fundraiser breakfast and lunch. A great opportunity to see our warehouse and see the work we do!
- Saturday, October 3rd our 6th Annual Car/Truck/Motorcycle/Vintage Trailer show. Spend a beautiful day with family and friends as we raise vital funds. You can find more information and register at patriotsandpawscarshow.com
- Saturday, October 17th our Fall Open House with a fundraiser breakfast and lunch—another great opportunity to see our warehouse and see the work we do
Thank you for all you do to help our Veterans, Active Duty, and Reservists as they rebuild their connections to fellowship after selfless service.