Being a disabled veteran can present what often seems like insurmountable challenges. In January of this year NBC News reports that for the first 11 months of 2012, 177 active duty military personnel took their own lives. That is more than the 176 combat related fatalities. Army suicides have increased 54% since 2007 when 115 took their own lives. In Tennessee alone there are 495,000 vets with approximately 13,000 of them being 70% or more disabled.
Though the needs are overwhelming, there is something you can do to help. Join us through your donations and by spreading the word about this fundraiser.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs is dedicated to serving veterans with physical and psychological disabilities. They are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization providing tested/approved mobility assistance service dogs to disabled Veterans at no cost to the Veterans. Additional info about Smoky Mountain Service Dogs can be found at www.smokymountainservicedogs.org and on our Facebook page.
Donations will be accepted through Sept 28, 2013. Each dollar donated will be doubled by our sister company, Vanquish Worldwide to meet our goal of raising $25,000 to cover placement sponsorships for two service dogs. Visit http://www.razoo.com/story/Lexlin-Vanquish-Fundraiser-For-Heroes to make a donation today.