“It’s always a pleasure to see stories and videos of service dogs making an impact in a military veteran’s life,” said GovX CEO Eric McCue. “They provide a level of support that makes a real difference."
La Jolla, CA (PRWEB) March 08, 2016
GovX, the online shopping site exclusively for current and former military and first responders, announced Patriot PAWS as February’s winner of the Mission Giveback program. The monthly program allows GovX members to vote on four different service-related causes, foundations, or nonprofits performing work or support among military, first responder, and/or law enforcement communities. Whichever cause tallies the most votes at the end of each month receives a portion of GovX proceeds from all orders placed in the following month.
Patriot PAWS earned the most votes from GovX members at the conclusion of February voting. Founded by Lori Stevens in 2006, Patriot PAWS is a 501(c)(3) organization that places service dogs with US military veterans nationwide who struggle with service-related disabilities. These specially trained service dogs assist with mental health, mobility, and personal care.
“Patriot PAWS is excited to have been chosen as Mission Giveback’s charity for March,” said Assistant Executive Director Terri Stringer. “How wonderful to be a part of an organization like Mission Giveback that honors military and first responders through exclusive discounts to show how appreciated they are and also help Patriot PAWS to provide veterans with the independence they thought they had lost forever.”
“It’s always a pleasure to see stories and videos of service dogs making an impact in a military veteran’s life,” said GovX CEO Eric McCue. “They provide a level of support that makes a real difference, and that’s why the mission of Patriot PAWS is such a unique and important one. We’re proud to support Patriot PAWS and every veteran who benefits from their services.”
The four new Mission Giveback candidates are available to vote for at http://www.govx.com/giveback. If you are interested in submitting your own organization as a Mission Giveback candidate, learn more about the program and sign up here.
About Patriot PAWS
Patriot PAWS is a fully-accredited member of Assistance Dogs International (AD) which is the governing body of service dog organizations worldwide. Each dog trained at Patriot PAWS is customized to the needs of the recipient with the goal of increasing self-sufficiency. The tasks Patriot PAWS trains provide help for both visible and invisible disabilities, and ALL provide assistance in accomplishing daily tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible. It takes 2 – 2 ½ years and up to $34,000 to train one service dog and Patriot PAWS provide the dogs at no cost to the veterans. Patriot PAWS is totally privately funded through grants and donations.
GovX.com is for men and women of service. A members-only online destination for military and first responders, the site offers thousands of products from hundreds of brands at exclusive, below-retail pricing. Members include active and veteran U.S. military, firefighters, law enforcement officers, federal agents, and personnel from related government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.govx.com.
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