They are after your money!
The Zonta Club of Beaufort, member of Zonta International which is celebrating its Centennial this year, has taken on the “Campaign of the Century.’ They are working to raise money to sponsor a service dog for a Woman Marine Veteran thru K9s for Warriors, an organization which specializes in working with Vets with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and Military Sexual Trauma. Being a women’s service organization, this was the deciding factor in selecting this group over others.
The K9s For Warriors training program is an intensive, full-immersion, 3-week training course. Each veteran receives a highly skilled Service Canine (a rescued dog with 6 months specialized training), individual and group instruction, certification, equipment, educational seminars, veterinary care, meals, transportation and housing. The sponsorship cost is $20,000. Zontians feel that with the wonderful relationship between Beaufort and our military this project is perfect and very doable. They are asking for the community’s endorsement and support.
Donations will filter through Zonta Club of Beaufort so that they can benchmark their progress, but checks should be made out to K9s For Warriors as they are a 501 (c3) and therefore donations are tax deductible.
Normal waiting time for a dog is 18 months. Timing is everything. There are two Woman Marines who have been on the list and are scheduled to attend the training and receive their dogs in the Fall. Please mail donations to Zonta Club of Beaufort, P.O. BOX 2234, Beaufort, SC 29901.