Folds of Honor and K9s For Warriors Partner, Providing Increased Resources for Veterans
OWASSO, OK (April 6, 2020) – Folds of Honor, a nonprofit that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of fallen and disabled Veterans, and K9s For Warriors, an organization providing highly skilled service dogs to disabled American heroes, today announced a new partnership that will allow for both organizations to provide a more holistic care for veterans and their families.
This collaboration will ensure that veterans participating in the K9s For Warriors program know more about Folds of Honor, as well as provide greater communication and cooperation between the two charities to provide resounding support for each other’s missions.
“What an incredible partnership that will now expand the Folds of Honor name and services to even more veterans, and in turn, help even more families,” said Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, CEO and Founder of Folds of Honor. “K9s For Warriors is an outstanding organization that empowers our warriors to return to life with dignity and independence, and we couldn’t be more thrilled at this new coalition that will better the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for our country.”
“Coming together with Folds of Honor is such an exciting next step for our organization, as it opens another avenue to support our country’s warriors, helping them and their families continue to build their lives after they have sacrificed so much for our freedom,” said President and Co-Founder Brett Simon of K9s For Warriors.
About Folds of Honor
Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States Armed Forces. Our educational scholarships support private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Lt Col Dan Rooney, a PGA member and F-16 fighter pilot currently stationed at Tyndall AFB Florida as a member of 301st Fighter Squadron who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded more than 24,500 scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, including more than 4,500 in 2019 alone. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship, visit foldsofhonor.org.
About K9s For Warriors
K9s For Warriors’ mission is to end veteran suicide. Based in Florida, we are the nation’s largest provider of Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma. Founded by Shari Duval and Brett Simon after Brett was diagnosed with PTSD after 2 tours in Iraq working as a DOD tracking and explosives dog handler. Duval’s mission started out to help her son and has transformed into a national program helping more the 600 veterans and rescue dogs find a new leash on life. Our program is unique, comprehensive, and proven, thanks to groundbreaking research conducted in partnership with Purdue University’s OHAIRE Lab. The majority of our Service Dogs come from high-kill shelters, which means that with each warrior-K9 pairing, two lives are saved. Join our 2020 campaign to end veteran suicide: 20 Is A Name, Not A Number.
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