A local veteran living with PTSD has a new companion thanks to a $22,000 grant from the Albertsons Companies Foundation. The grant was awarded to the Brigadoon Service Dog organization located in Bellingham, Washington this past Veterans Day. Just a few weeks ago, Mr. Chips and his veteran completed training. A second veteran will receive his dog this coming October. Since 2004, Brigadoon has placed more than 65 dogs with veterans free of charge.
We are proud to recognize the enormous sacrifice made by our Veterans, especially those who are injured while defending the freedoms we all enjoy. We are specifically focused on recent Veterans for post-September 11th conflicts. We raise funds and focus our donations to organizations working in our neighborhoods to:
- Support Veterans as they gain access to civilian employment
- Provide access to health care and support groups for our Veterans and their families
- Support the families of fallen heroes
Working with national and community-based organizations to reach our neighbor Veterans, we believe that their sacrifice and service should be honored and we aim to ease the transition back into civilian life.