The Greater Tampa Bay Women in Defense (WID), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Global SOF Foundation (GSOF) and Florida Defense Contractors Association (FDCA) joined together for a holiday party last December to raise funds for the Southeastern Guide Dogs Paws for Patriots Program. This program pairs highly trained guide dogs with visually impaired veterans; exceptional service dogs with veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; well-behaved emotional support dogs with veterans for companionship and emotional support in the home; and calming therapy dogs working in military healthcare facilities.
Recently, Veteran Kyle Lundy sent a note to thank us for his service dog, Star. Kyle says that over the past year, Star has transformed his life. He wraps up his note with this: “Star is the single best thing that has ever happened to me. I can honestly say if it wasn’t for Star, I wouldn’t be here right now. I was at my breaking point and ready to end it when Star came into my life. Her wacky, lovable, dependable self has turned my life around.”
We are pleased to support such a fantastic organization and thank our members for thier generosity and continued support of the organization.