At first, our goal was to help Veterans and First Responders with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) around the country. We sponsored some great dogs and families, but we didn’t see them giving back to our community. So, we decided to focus exclusively on providing services for those in Sarasota and Manatee counties. In this blog post, I want to reflect on how our goals have kept us focused on providing meaningful and helpful support for Veterans and First Responders in these two counties.
By setting specific goals that are tailored towards helping Veterans and First Responders in Sarasota and Manatee counties, we have been able create meaningful programs that benefit both parties involved—not only do those dealing with PTSD receive much needed assistance from us, but also members of our local community are able to build relationships through mentorship programs or by referring them towards clinical resources if necessary.
100% of our recipients have integrated into the job force or to meaningful volunteerism. We believe that taking this approach allows us to provide the best possible service while staying true to our mission of helping others through compassionate caregiving, which is why we continue working hard every day!