Shelter to Soldier, Saving Two Lives at a Time

With the kick off to summer joined along with this holiday, we see lots of parades, flags waving, BBQs, planting or buying poppies(the official Memorial Day flower) all to not be overlooked for the reason this day was established, to honor those heroes who have passed while protecting us and our country.

A brief historical look at this day; “Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the United State's armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.” (source)

To celebrate and support our troops, we have joined with a local non-profit organization named Shelter to Soldier to help raise money for their cause this Memorial Day Weekend.

Shelter to Soldier is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that adopts dogs from local shelters and rescue organizations and trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other injuries associated with traumatic service experiences.
 

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SHELTER TO SOLDIER: MAKING AN IMPACT

It is such a beautiful idea of saving two lives at once. Please take a look at the impact this amazing non-profit has on our community. And make sure to visit Shelter to Soldier’s website for more information.

It is important to look at the numbers. Every 69 minutes and U.S. veteran commits suicide. Every day about 3200 dogs are euthanized nationwide. There is something we can do to help. By joining together, these dogs and soldiers are able to heal and become healthy, active members of our society again.

“Handlers learn to communicate effectively with their dog to create a loving bond while learning all commands and service dog laws/regulations to prepare them for a life with a service animal.”



How Donations Are Used

“Shelter to Soldier has amazing community support and a strong volunteer team behind us. Thanks to these relationships, we are able to direct the vast majority of revenue to programs and services. Our steady growth has allowed us to build a strong leadership and administrative team to run the program efficiently. We believe in making each donor dollar go as far as possible to make our program impact the lives of more dogs and veterans in need.”

12 months and $12,000 can save two lives at a time.

“Each service dog/veteran team costs our program $12,000 from adoption to graduation. This includes the adoption, housing, medical care, grooming, food, treats, training, training equipment, bedding, toys, testing, handling training, service dog equipment and documents, graduation and materials for the veteran recipient and service dog pair.”


This Memorial Day weekend Lizzy James is proudly supporting Shelter to Soldier

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At checkout use code: VETS

1 Code per Customer; Can not be combined with other offers, promos and/or discounts

Expires: Tuesday, May 30th

This is so awesome and we are very excited for this opportunity to give back to the men and women who have fought so hard to protect our families and our country. We hope we are able to donate a lot to support our American heroes and their amazing furry friends too!

 

 Emily, Lizzy James Blog Editor