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.