How are the proceeds used?
We co-sponsored a dog for a veteran who received his dog and training in early 2017 at America's VetDogs. We have not received permission to share his story with you at this time. However, you can read about other veterans and their dogs at Vet Dog Stories. We did tour the campus of America's VetDogs in July, meeting the trainers who work diligently to provide a dog with the right skill set to meet the needs of our veterans, whether it is support for an amputee, hearing for a hearing impaired vet, or calming for a vet with PTSD. They are a very impressive organization delivering valuable assistance to our vets, at NO charge.
We had far less proceeds to contribute to veteran needs. Again, we turned to America's VetDogs who focus on service animals for all veteran needs, including PTSD. Click here to read interesting stories about how they have helped veterans.
2013 - 2014
We decided to diversify towards the next phases of veteran needs including housing and day to day support. In all cases, we sought organizations that deliver effectively for our veterans.
Help Our Military Heroes delivered a van to Marine Gunnery Sergeant Jeff Tapper and a van to Army Sergeant First Class Brent Buckner and a significant contribution towards a van for Army Sergeant First Class Sualauvi Tuimalealiifano.
The Nine Line Foundation added our funds to help build a home for Army Staff Sergeant Chaz Allen and for Marine Corporal Jessie Fletcher.
We sponsored "half a dog" with America's VetDogs who focus on service animals for all veteran needs, including PTSD. Click here to read interesting stories about how they have helped veterans.
The 2012 project funds aided Army Corporal Cody Stanton.
The 2011 proceeds funded a van for Army SSG Luis Rosa-Valentin.
Funds from the 2010 project purchased a conversion mobility van for Marine CPL Brandon Rumbaugh.
The money from the 2009 project was used to purchase a conversion mobility van for Marine SGT Carlos Evans.
2008 and Earlier Projects:
2008 - SGT Billy Gudzak
If you ever have any questions about the effort, please fee free to write us at ArmyNavyProject@gmail.com