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.