Sat, Nov 18|
Coram Fire Department
Support Our Veterans with America's VetDogs Fundraiser
In the spirit of Veterans Day, an opportunity arises to actively contribute to this noble cause. Admission tickets at $10 per person See details about this event below.
Time & Location
Nov 18, 2023, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Coram Fire Department, 303 Middle Country Rd, Coram, NY 11727, USA
About the event
As Veterans Day approaches, it’s an opportune time to join hands in support of those who have selflessly served our country. America’s VetDogs®, a remarkable 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, stands at the forefront of aiding and honoring disabled veterans and first responders from various eras and fields of service.
Since its inception in 2003 as an initiative of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, America’s VetDogs® has grown to offer a diverse range of services to support veterans and first responders who have sacrificed for our nation's safety and freedom.
America’s VetDogs® provides a spectrum of services including guide dogs for individuals with visual impairments, hearing dogs for those experiencing late-onset deafness, service dogs for physical disabilities, facility dogs in rehabilitation processes at military and VA hospitals, and PTSD service dogs to provide both emotional and physical support.
The organization’s impact extends far and wide. With a profound commitment to serving the community, America’s VetDogs® has achieved several remarkable milestones:
- Certified by the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.
- Placed over 400 assistance dogs with disabled veterans, including various specialized therapy and combat stress control dogs.
- Recognized by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance as an accredited charity.
The impact of VetDogs is immeasurable, but it comes at a considerable cost. It takes over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place just one assistance dog. What's truly remarkable is that there's never a charge to the veteran receiving these life-changing companions. The entire operation relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses, and service and fraternal clubs.
A striking fact about America's VetDogs is that approximately 80 percent of the funds they raise go directly toward program services. They receive no regular government funding, which makes their reliance on donations all the more critical. This means that every dollar contributed has a direct impact on the lives of veterans and first responders in need.
In the spirit of Veterans Day, an opportunity arises to actively contribute to this noble cause. The Friends of America’s VetDogs have organized a fundraiser on Saturday, November 18th, 2023, at the Coram Fire Department, located at 303 Middle Country Road, Coram.
Details of the Fundraiser
- Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2023
- Location: Coram Fire Department, 303 Middle Country Road, Coram
- Time: Doors open from 11 am to 4 pm
- Ticket Draw: Winning tickets will be called at 5 pm
Your generous support is integral to the success of this fundraiser. By attending this event and purchasing admission tickets at $10 per person, you directly contribute to sponsoring a service dog for a veteran in need.
To avoid waiting in line, you can obtain your admission ticket in advance by mail. Simply follow these steps:
- Make your tax-deductible check of $10 per ticket payable to America’s VetDogs.
- Mail the check to Friends of America’s VetDogs at the address provided below.
Friends of America’s VetDogs
Attention: Cliff Miller
P.O. Box 18, Bohemia, NY 11716-0018
For any queries or further information, please feel free to contact Jan at 631-605-9711.
As we reflect on the sacrifices made by our veterans and first responders, let's extend our gratitude through action. Your participation in this fundraiser not only supports America’s VetDogs® but also symbolizes our collective appreciation for those who have dedicated their lives to serving our nation.
Join us on November 18th, 2023, at the Coram Fire Department to honor our heroes and make a meaningful difference in their lives.