THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR
VETS HELPING HEROES
VETS HELPING HEROES MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission of our all-volunteer Board, comprised of community leaders, professionals, philanthropists and retired high-ranking Veterans is to raise funds to purchase highly-trained, accredited Guide Dogs and Service Dogs to help the disabled Veterans who have worn the uniform of our Country.
A Word From Our PAF Founder...
I had the honor of meeting Irwin Stovroff, the Founder of Vets Helping Heroes, in 2010. I had trained a lovely Golden Retriever to be a constant companion and service dog for my friend Janice. Janice told me about her father's friend who was the founder of an organization who supported service dog trainers such as myself. She arranged for me to meet with a few of the organization’s members, it was at that time I first met Irwin Stovroff. He appeared to be a quiet yet funny man with a deep passion for his fellow veterans. Irwin told me about his time as a POW during WWII. He told me how he received his own service dog, Cash and how the dog changed his life. Irwin told me of approximately sixty years of troubled sleep and how Cash helped him relax allowing him to sleep better and for longer periods of time. What I remember most was Irwin’s deep dedication and compassion for other veterans with different disabilities including PTSD. He told me his dream was every veteran who needed a dog should be provided one at no cost to the veteran.
I cannot thank Vets Helping Heroes enough for supporting PAF’s efforts. Because of their dedication and generosity, we have been able to raise, train and pair a highly trained service dog with over 250 veterans as of January 2020.
Thank you to our gracious sponsor Vets Helping Heroes.
PAF Founder & Training Director