Organization For Service Dogs
June 23, 2020
Honoring America’s Warriors, an Oklahoma City veteran organization, was awarded a portion of a $10 million dollar federal grant to provide placement and training of service dogs for disabled veterans.
The Wounded Warrior Service Dog Grant will be funded by congressional appropriations to the Department of Defense and the program is administered through the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
“It is heartbreaking that 20 veterans take their own lives each day,” said retired USAF Major General and HAW board president Rita Aragon. “We must do more to help those with physical, mental, and other service-connected forms of trauma”.
The service dogs are trained to help the veterans with things they may not be able to do because of a disability.
The dogs are able to pick things up, guide veterans with vision impairment, or help if they fall or lose balance easily.