Wausau nonprofit aiding veterans is a finalist for a $100,000 grant


WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – Patriot K9s of Wisconsin is one in all three nonprofits within the working for a $100,000 grant award.

The grant will come from Impact100 Better Wausau, a ladies’s group that acknowledges nonprofits working in training, arts and tradition, household, well being and wellness, and atmosphere.

Patriot K9s of Wisconsin trains totally different breeds of canine to turn out to be service canine for veterans. Govt Director Lani Rethaber says the group’s mission is to assist veterans in want transition again right into a life after the navy.

“We prepare psychiatric service canine for veterans affected by PTSD, traumatic mind damage and navy sexual trauma,” Rethaber defined.

The group supplies a service canine for veterans with out one, coaching and provides, all free of charge. Rethaber says profitable this grant would assist the group fund these issues for 2 years and assist over a dozen veterans.

“This is able to assist fund our assist fund our Pet Raiser Program and preserve sufficient tools and provides,” Rethaber stated. “It prices about $5,500 a yr to lift a canine.”

Impact100 Better Wausau will announce the winner of the $100,000 grant Might 10, in line with the press launch. The opposite two finalists will obtain a $6,000 grant.

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