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MPA Fund Needs Your Help

Since Jan 1, 2017 thru May 31, 2017 we have helped a wounded warrior, 9 homeless veterans, and  13 beloved furbabies with total expenditures $7,149:

  • Boarding = $6,619,
  • Veterinarian Care = $483
  • Meds = $47

Currently we have $1,200 remaining in the MPA fund while we are working 4 new requests thus far this week involving temp boarding (up to 14 days) and veterinarian care (vaccinations, exam, and heartworm testing) expenditures from the MPA fund with an anticipated total of $3,000.

If you are able to financially help please visit the following link which provides info as the ways you may contribute. Also please feel free to share with others who may be interested in supporting our MPA fund.

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

 

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Help Us “Raise the Roof” and Build a National Office

Since Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet began in January 2005, our “day-to-day operations” have been handled in the CEO’s residence (55-60% of home). Now in 2017 it is time we are working toward establishing an official “national office” to handle these operations with an actual volunteer “Admin Staff” to assist the organization’s CEO.

Today though we are waiting from an estimated cost for a 14’ x 30’ Leland “Chisholm Trail Cabin” from what we know we feel we are at the point that we can officially establish an official “Capital Campaign” to make this project a reality in order to raise $35,000.

Besides being able to have an “Admin Staff” having a separate building, we can meet with other volunteers involved with fundraising in Central TX for the other MVP Sanctuary projects; meet with members of the military and veteran communities and other interested parties. In addition we can plan for activities/events at the MVP Sanctuary.

Full details can be found on our website, including how you can get involved.

Make a donation to the Campaign, by clicking here.

Make a Smile Happen through AmazonSmiles

This holiday, we want to remind our followers that you can help financially support Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet simply by doing your Holiday Shopping through AmazonSmiles.com!   Every time you shop, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to us. You shop and we gain – How easy is that!

The process is simple! Log into your Amazon Account and go to your account settings. Make sure that you choose “Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet” in Gatesville, TX as your charity of choice.

Thank you for your support!

 

Matching Gift Program Enhancement

What do Microsoft, Bank of America, IBM, and Verizon all have in common? Each one matches donations made by their employees’ to nonprofit organizations. This means that if you donate, or have donated to, and work for one of these four companies, the company will double your donation. Many major employers offer similar programs. Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet have partnered with “Double the Donation” organization to give existing or potential donors the ability to determine if their employer has a “Matching Gift” program.

Click HERE or via the “Double the Donation” button on our website where you can find out if your employer offers something like this, as well as to access their program guidelines, how-to instructions, and relevant forms.

Thanks in advance for taking five minutes to possibly double your donation!

The MPA Fund Needs Your Help

We are asking those able to contribute to our MPA Fund to help us raise $2,500.00. Between today 27 May 2016 and 14 June 2016 (Flag Day) midnight central time. We are asking help to keep this program going and all donations received during this period will be allocated to the MPA fund.
As of yesterday we have disbursed $3,500 from the MPA fund since 1 January 2016 and after today will be below $1,500 in the fund and we are working on 3 other cases not including the one that came in this morning helping another Homeless Veteran with this furbaby Rufio (veterinarian expense and temp boarding up to 3 weeks) in MO.
If you can help please visit this link to learn more on how to contribute between 27 May 2016 and midnight (Central Time) on 14 June 2016 (Flag Day).
Please share with others to keep this program going for Veterans facing major inpatient medical issues and our Homeless Veterans with companion animals.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation for your support now and in the future.
Respectfully,
Linda Spurlin-Dominik
CEO

Have your taxes prepared and we receive a financial contribution!

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet is partnering with H&R Block this tax season (thru April 15, 2016)!

  1. Click on pic provide,
  2. print copy, and
  3. take it to the office when you have your tax return prepared.

It’s that easy!

If you are a new H&R Block client, Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet will get a $20 contribution. Please feel free to share with others – Another way to support our mission and efforts without costing you a dime.

Many thanks to all who support us now and it the past. Without your help we can do what we do!

 

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Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© Enrolled as a Participating Organization in Thrivent Financial’s Choice®

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet© has been approved and enrolled as a participating organization in Thrivent Financial’s Choice® which is a charitable grant program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach grant funds each year.

If you are an eligible member, please consider us when directing your Choice Dollars. To learn more about Thrivent Choice, visit Thrivent.com/thriventchoice. Or call Thrivent at 800-847-4836, and say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted.

Our listing in their “online catalog” is HERE.

Updates and announcements will be provided via our Blog, Facebook, and Newsletter as we receive funds via this program and how those dollars received will be used.

SPOTLIGHT: Military Pet Assistance (MPA) Fund

The Military Pet Assistance (MPA) Fund was developed and implemented in February 2008 to assist with emergency pet care related costs for pets fostered in our MVPFH program when we are unable to reach the legal pet owner and emergency pet care is needed due to an unforeseen emergency medical situation occurs.

In addition expenditures from this fund are used to ensure our homeless veterans’ pets that are fostered through the MVPFH Program (legal veteran pet owner is receiving a “hand up” via a VA medical center and/or Homeless Veteran Transition program) are altered, healthy, and current on shots prior to placement into one of our specific foster homes.  These expenses can include but are not limited to:

  1. temporary boarding (usually not exceeding 14 days);
  2. required veterinary care related to the need for the pet or pets to be spayed/neutered, heartworm tested, current on all required shots as deemed necessary by the veterinarian;
  3. have the pets Microchipped;
  4. cover costs for up to 6 months of heartworm/flea/tick meds, and
  5. food and treats where the veteran does not have the funds to cover this expense.

In addition, funds may be expended for these pets during the specific foster term who may need unforeseen veterinarian care.

To date the cost per pet averages $500 – $700.

Actual assistance via this fund is totally dependent on funds available at the time the expense is occurred and totally based on donations received via the general public during the year.


We have an URGENT need to Replenish the MPA Fund

gingerpicSo far this month we have spent over $1,200 dollars via our Military Pet Assistance (MPA) fund helping homeless veterans and their companion animals (for necessary veterinarian care and temporary pet boarding).

As of this 22 June we have below $800 in the fund with four open cases (AR, MA, and IN) with two potential needs possibly forthcoming from CO and MN. Therefore we need to raise a minimum of $3,000 between now and 30 June 2015 to handle these cases and additional cases expected over the next couple of weeks.
We have applications in for grants and a couple more being worked on, but those take time and no guarantee funding will be available although we have confirmed our program is eligible and were advised to submit the applications.
Through the MPA Fund, you can help a veteran’s Furbaby like Ginger (pictured), who is currently in boarding and she must be out before 1 July 2015.Though deployments are down to a certain degree, helping our veterans, especially the Homeless Veterans, the work is just beginning as the various agencies across the country helping these veterans are learning about our programs and services.

So how can I help support the MPA Fund?

Make a Donation

UnknownDonations made to Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (Fed Tax ID: 20-2229425) are tax deductible as defined under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code and specific tax deductible related questions should be discussed with your personal tax advisor.Check/Money Order payable to: Guardian Angels For Soldier’s PetMemo Line: MPA FundMail Check/Money Order To:

Guardian Angels For Soldier’s Pet
9725 FM 1783
Gatesville, TX 76528-4739

You will receive a numbered receipt recognizing your donation to our organization. If you wish to receive ongoing updates about us, please include your email address. Your monetary donation is tax deductible to the full extent as allowed by law. Please contact your tax advisor.

Other ways to donate to the MPA Fund:

  1. PayPal using email: mpa@guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org
  2. Click on the first “Donate Button” on our website (all contributions coming in between now and 6/30/15 will be allocated to the MPA fund program).

Share with a Friend

UnknownWe understand that not everyone is in a place where they can make a donation, but you can help spread the word to someone who might be able to help.

Please consider forwarding this blog post to 5 friends who might not know about the MPA Fund!
Thank you in advance!

About Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet

 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, veterans, and their beloved companion animals or assistance service canines through various assistance programs. We have four programs: 1) Military, Veteran, and Pet Foster Home Program 2) Military Pet Assistance Fund 3) Warriors’ Angels Program (TX Only) and 4) MVP Sanctuary (TX Only).

URGENT HELP Needed to Replenish Military Pet Assistance (MPA) Fund

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Ginger, veteran’s pet that has been helped through the MPA fund this month

WE NEED YOUR HELP! So far this month we have spent  over $1,200 dollars via our Military Pet Assistance (MPA) fund helping homeless veterans and their companion animals (for necessary veterinarian care and temporary pet boarding). As of this morning we have below $800 in the fund with four open cases (AR, MA, and IN) with two possibly forthcoming from CO and MN.  Therefore we need to raise a minimum of $3,000 between now and 6/30/15  to handle these cases and additional cases expected over the next couple of weeks.  We have applications in for grants and a couple more being worked on, but those take time and no guarantee funding will be available although we have confirmed our program is eligible and were advised to submit the applications.

We hope those who can help will do so and help us spread the word about this need to continue helping our homeless veterans so they can get the “hand up” via the VA or VA approved Homeless Veteran Transition programs across the country.  Please consider doing a third party fundraiser benefiting the MPA fund program as an individual via your employer.  It’s also a good time of year to give your children something to do (dog wash, coin walk, car wash, etc.).

Though deployments are down to a certain degree, helping our veterans, especially the Homeless Veterans, the work is just beginning as the various agencies across the country helping these veterans are learning about our programs and services.

For those who can contribute may do so in any of the following ways:

  • PayPal using email: mpa@guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org
  • Click on the first “Donate Button” on our website (all contributions coming in between now and 6/30/15 will be allocated to the MPA fund program).
  • Check/money order payable to: Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (Memo Line: MPA) and mail to Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet, 9725 FM 1783, Gatesville, TX 76528-4739.

Thank you all for helping in any way you can. Our veterans (pre- and post- 9/11) need our help and we need your help (donating or spreading the word to others who may be interested in donating) to continue this program.

 

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