Paws for Purple Hearts





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Santee

Total Budget: $1,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Community economic development

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: Canines & Therapy for Wounded Warriors

Too many military Service Members and Veterans suffer battlefield scars such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or mobility impairments. And, all too often, the price for inaction results in broken families, isolation, alcoholism, drug abuse, poverty, homelessness, and worst of all, suicide.

Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH) Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy is unique way to help many active duty and Veterans suffering from trauma find healing through helping. Together with expert PPH trainers, program participants care for and train future service dogs for Veterans and Service Members with challenges. One dog can have a big impact. While in training, a single PPH pup helps 40-60 Warriors before beginning its important career. After training is complete, they may become an invaluable facility dog that brightens up a military post or a VA hospital or become a life-changing service dog for a challenged Service Member or Veteran.

Club members will participate by donating money and supplies for the care and training of a local service dog.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Santee-Lakeside

Primary Contact: Laura Purdom

Email: lpurdom@stmsc.org

Project Status

This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Santee-Lakeside (5340)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


by Laura Purdom

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project signed by Elana Levens-Craig.


by Laura Purdom

System Entry: Project signed by Laura Purdom.

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