Healing Paws for Warriors to host Stop 22 Challenge

Posted on September 9, 2019 by Staff reports

Members of Healing Paws for Warriors pictured at a Greater Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council meeting

A local veteran-led nonprofit group, Healing Paws for Warriors, will be hosting a September 22 community awareness event, Active Duty & Veterans’ Suicide Awareness Rally, at Ye Olde Brother’s Brewery in Holley.  

“We lose 22-plus veterans/active duty every day to suicide.  One veteran, every 65 minutes…one is too many,” said HP4W Spokeswoman Sheila Hale.

This year’s event includes food by Ye Olde Brothers Brewery, Culver’s Ice Cream, live music by Group Therapy DSD and raffles, including a 3-day get away from ResortQuest Gulf Coast.  HP4W Vet/K9 teams will also be on the premises, and event t-shirt will be given the first 50-tickets sold.

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About Healing Paws for Warriors

Healing Paws for Warriors was created in 2015 by members of Fort Walton Beach in response to the number of veterans and military members taking their lives: 22 a day, according to a study released by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Healing Paws for Warriors is a local veteran found / veteran led 501(c)(3) that provides rescue to trained service dogs to veterans faced with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Military Sexual Trauma (MST) at “no cost” to the veteran with continued support; reducing the statistic of veteran suicide.  A resilient program that represents veterans helping veterans from personal experience and trained service dogs.  A volunteer-based program with big hearts, dedicated to supporting our military men and women.

To learn more, visit http://www.healingpawsforwarriors.org,  or contact at info@healingpawsforwarriors.org.