Between between May 1st and July 4th in honor of Military Appreciation Month (May 2014), Flag Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day we have a goal to raise $65,000 to cover the material costs as defined below for the Warriors’ Angels (WA) Training Facility. Besides submitting Grants to various entities during the month of May we are asking for your help.
Full details about the Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet “Warriors’ Angels” program are available here.
Four (4) participation levels of recognition have been set up as follows:
- Platinum: $1,000+
- Gold: $500 to $999
- Silver: $100 to $499
- Patriot: $10 to $99
Contributions for this project may be made on-line via PayPal using this link here or via check/money order payable to Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (memo line: WA Training Facility) and mail to:
Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet
9725 FM 1783
Gatesville TX 76528-4739
Each level will be recognized via a “Certificate of Appreciation” for their support, wall plaques placed in the training facility building recognizing the WA Training Facility Contributors, and other tokens of appreciation will be determined and posted on the program’s web page. The threefold purpose of this project is to establish an official Warriors’ Angels Training Facility where we will be able to: (1) actually train the WA Teams for the Central TX area; (2) hold educational meetings involving the general public including local businesses about who these teams are and about PTSD and (3) have “Train the Trainer” type classes for program volunteer WA trainers where needed or qualified dog training professional who would like to join the program as a training service provider.
In addition to plans for implementing the Warriors’ Angels (WA) program in the San Antonio area prior to end of 2nd Quarter 2014, we are also in the planning stage of expanding the program to the Central TX area which includes but not limited to the areas of Austin, Fort Hood, Killeen, Temple, and Waco. With implementing in the Central TX area we will also be establishing an official “Warriors’ Angels Training Facility” building on the organization’s property in Coryell Counter (south of Gatesville off FM 116 and approximately 14 miles west of Fort Hood).
The 30’ x 42’ steel building materials are being obtained from Armstrong Steel Corp whereas the other items for the building to be totally operational will be obtained from local businesses including Tractor Supply, Lowes, Home Depot, and Habitat for Humanity in Killeen TX. Besides the actual training facility additional expenses include extending the utilities (water, electric) to the facility, installing a septic tank, having an inside “storm shelter” in the case of a major storm/tornado hitting the Coryell County area, extending the property road access to the facility, outside fenced in training area, installing a privacy fence at the back of the property where the facility will be, appropriate landscaping, and setting up Solar Power to help with the electricity expense.
The total anticipated amount of materials and areas defined above for this project is estimated at $65,000 which does not include any labor costs as we anticipate this project will be completed by volunteers (civilians, military, and veterans) including professionals such licensed electricians.
For questions or parties in and around Central TX who may be interested in being part of the WA Training Facility “Project Committee” or a volunteer for this project, may contact Linda Spurlin-Dominik, WA Project Director either via email (email@example.com) or by phone (254-248-1818).
Warriors’ Angels program was developed in support of our service members and veterans who have been medically diagnosed with PTSD and their Primary Care Manager has determined that a specially trained “Assistance Service Canine” would help improve the handler’s quality of life.
Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© is a national all-volunteer 501(c)3 Military and Veteran Support Organization assisting active duty service members, wounded warriors, and veterans with their beloved companion animals or assistance service canines through various assistance programs.
Learn more at our website www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org.