Patriots and Paws

Rating: 4.96 stars   26 reviews

Address:

9121 Atlanta Ave 471 (mailing address only) Huntington Beach CA 92646 USA

Mission:

At Patriots and Paws our passion is to help those who have served their country and now are in need of help. We provide our veterans with home furnishings through the donations of others. We also provide them with a rescued companionship animal.

Results:

In 2012 helped over 225 families, in 2013 we helped over 500 families in 2014 , 954 families and in 2015 we helped 1006 families. Our goal for 2016 is 1250 families. At Patriots and Paws we count on our Volunteers, because we are an ALL Volunteer organization. In 2015, we put in almost 17,000.00 volunteer hours. We did 956 pick ups of donated goods from the community. This doesn't include those who dropped off items. This doesn't include the families we provided Holiday dinner bags to, or those at the OC Stand Down that we provided, underwear, socks, t-shirts, sports bras, or yesterdays event with The Vet Hunters Project in Santa Ana all the clothes that was donated. Nor does it include those who through our Partnership with WAGS ~ Westminster Adoption Group and Services, who were able to adopt a companionship animal or those who come on Saturdays for training with 4 Paws 4 Patriots Service Dogs for Veterans who we have also partnered with or even Canine Intelligence Academy who we have partnered with. We can't forget the Christmas presents that were given to us to give away and the support of Volunteers for Veterans Foundation/Veterans Car Show and so many others.

Target demographics:

Veterans/Active duty service members and Reserves, and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year:

1006 families of Veterans, Active Military, Reservists throughout So. California.

Geographic areas served:

We have served Veterans and their families in the Southern California area from San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties

Programs:

Provisions for Patriots, where we provide home furnishings like beds, couches, dining room tables, dishes, pots and pans and other basics to create there home. We will also unite them with a companionship animal that is fixed, current on shots and micro chipped all for FREE.

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714-323-7229
http://www.patriotsandpaws.org

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Reviews for Patriots and Paws

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been a volunteer for this organization for almost a year, and I have become very loyal to its mission. Donations of furniture, linens, dishes, and small appliances are made available to needy and homeless veterans. it's a great way to aid those individuals who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Special events throughout the year raise funds to support the cause, and the public is invited to these functions. Check us out!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

As a volunteer for Patriots and Paws, I feel honored to help some of our American heroes in a small way. The organization is all volunteer and no-one works more or harder than the founder. I am astonished at the donations that are received and the number of Veteran families who benefit from this. Anyone looking for a non-profit to donate to and believe in, this is it. All the volunteers I have had the privilege to work with have been pleasant and hard working. The donors are grateful to be able to give to such a needed and good cause.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Patriots and Paws really succeeds to be a positive contributing member to the community. The organizational focus is to help as many of our service members (veterans, reservists, and active members) in the best way possible. Patriots and Paws is a place to feel as though your efforts are valued and appreciated.
As a true non profit; they maintain full transparency and traceability of their operational costs. No unscrupulous activities or intentions here. Just a really great place to contribute your time and/or money.
They are striving to grow and be better; to help and serve as many people as possible.

 
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6 people found this review helpful

I have had the honor to volunteer for a truly Veteran organization. They help not only for their house hold goods are a wealth of resources to aid our heroes. They make sure donated goods go to veterans. they never sell things. they are 100% volunteer run and depend on donations to keep the warehouse going.
They treat our military as American heroes.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Patriots and Paws helps our Veterans and Military families with the household necessities they need, The furniture and appliances that are donated to Patriots and Paws are then given free of charge to the Veteran or Military family that needs them. This organization not only raises the spirits of those receiving the items, but the volunteers of Patriots and Paws are working for the greater good of our so deserving Veterans and Military Families!!! I am more than proud to be a volunteer of this worthwhile organization. As a sister of a Viet Nam veteran, I know firsthand what our veterans have gone through and continue to go through, and life is much tougher today to make it all work. Thank you Patriots and Paws, Penny and Linda for establishing this non-profit, and for all that you do!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

As a volunteer of patriots and paws. I love what penny does for those that have served and that are serving. Its brings me joy that i now get to help out these vets and return the favor. The whole set up is wonderful they get to walk in and see all the new items we have been collecting through the week.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

As a client and volunteer penny and the gang have more than showed what compassion and community service really means. Patriots and paws had shown me what just a little help can mean so much to others. As a veteran I am extremely glad they are there to help all service members. As a volunteer I get much satisfaction out of helping others and spreading the great word of Patriots and paws.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Patriots and Paws is an amazing nonprofit organization that has went out of there way to help me even though i'm just a volunteer. This is one of the few places where you go and can volunteer doing a lot of manual labor and it never gets tiresome. The greatest part about this place isn't just the friendly caring volunteers but also seeing the smiles on the faces of all the veterans we have helped and those yet to come. If you are a vet looking for assistance it is a great place to come. If your looking to volunteer your help will be actually appreciated and what better way to help then to give time to those who risked it all.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I approached this organization while working with americorps and I was thoroughly impressed with the responsiveness to the organization. Since I am also a vet I have received a warm welcome from the founder, Penny and have since then continued to volunteer with the organization by bringing vet clients that come to our offices in search of support. The feedback I get from our clients is overwhelmingly unanimous in the rise in morale and it is the kind of organization that I would like to continue to make allies in the quest to answer to the veteran homeless conflict that our society but most importantly our countries servicemen and servicewomen are faced with today. Thank you once again, Patriots and Paws.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering with Patriots and Paws for just a couple weeks now but I have to say that It is so fulfilling for me. In the short amount of time I have spoken to many of our vets that are in great need of help. Patriots and Paws is doing just that by assisting service members with home furnishings & uniting companion pets with a new forever home.
I have the honor of speaking to Vets who have lost everything and are working in different ways to restart their lives. I hear stories of homelessness & humility & gratitude.
Patriots and Paws is always looking for help or donations. Its a privilege for me to help the men & women who protect or have protected this great country of ours. I look forward to doing more. Thank you Patriots and Paws for allowing me this honor.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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