It all began on a Dream Come True Wedding Weekend!
A bride, her groom and his service dog
with their host, who’d offered her harbor view home for a wounded Hero’s wedding
A post wedding thank you & shared cups of tea
fixed a mutual love of dogs, and a shared commitment:
Help others less fortunate
They brainstormed. Imagined. Collaborated.
A pact was made. They built a plan…
This American Dream Grant underwrites, in part, Tim Donley’s training and apprenticeship at SOAR – Special Operations And Recovery, a pilot program under the auspice of P.A.W.S. Assistance Dogs, a 501c3 not for profit organization.
all the while making good on a deep and personal commitment: help brother and sister wounded heroes thrive
Through P.A.W.S., Tim’s work will enable greater independence for combat wounded veterans with life-changing disabilities, by matching them with skilled assistance dogs.
Through SOAR, Tim will engage in viable opportunities for his own personal and professional growth. He will explore new career paths and build valuable skills – all the while making good on a deep and personal commitment: help brother and sister wounded heroes thrive; working daily with like minded people, to train and place service dogs with other veterans in need.
Tim’s own service dog, Sandy couldn’t possibly be more proud!