Our veterans put their lives on the line for our freedom, but when they come back home life can be challenging. A veterans organization is working to give our heroes a little puppy love.
Charlie Johnson of Naugatuck is the first match in ROAR’s (Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue) Pets for Vets Program. Charlie is a veteran who served in the military during Vietnam and has been battling PTSD ever since. Through the Pets for Vets program he was matched with Aliana, a Australian Shepard, and they have formed an exceptional bond.
On October 23, 2017, we invited veterans, family members, and service providers to join us for an informative “Lunch & Learn” talk highlighting the new NYC law, Local Law 119, that would soon provide the strongest local-level protection against discrimination in the nation for veterans and military servicemembers. Local Law 119 is the result of the advocacy of NYC Veterans Alliance Members, and we were pleased to be joined by Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Commission on Human Rights, Dana Sussman, and Press Secretary of the NYC Department of Veterans’ Services, Alexis Wichowski.
Local nonprofit donates service dogs to veterans
Studies show fewer and fewer veterans are starting their own businesses. Despite potential challenges, one Round Rock vet was able to turn a struggling business into one of the best pizza places in town.