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Review for 22 Warriors Foundation, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about the 22 Warriors Foundation about 2 1/2 years ago, shortly after moving to the Las Vegas area. I was immediately struck by how simple the concept was in order to make such a huge difference to some of our veterans. Knowing that 22+ veterans take their own lives every day but by providing them a service dog, 98% of those who consider suicide don't follow through is a very powerful statistic.

I attended a luncheon where COO/VP of 22 Warriors, Dave Austin was the speaker. But instead of Dave talking for 30 - 45 minutes and telling us about this organization, he let the work they do speak for itself by bringing a veteran, his service dog and the dog's trainer with him. You could see the passion Dave brings to this group, but you could feel how effective these dogs are by listening to the veteran talk about the differences in his life because of the dog. He had hope again.

Soon after this lunch, I was invited to one of their monthly networking events. The comradery between those in attendance and the underlying purpose of this group is one of the reasons I continue to support and attend their monthly events.

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