Project Summary

Project Category: Other

Number of Participants: Unlimited

Duration of Project: N/A

Cost: Donations Vary

Service Opportunities: Monetary and supply donations

Location: 1515 West Collins Ave., Orange, CA 92867 MAP LINK

Project Contact:
Vicky Betzig
P: 1-714-765-8695

Description:

To provide Veterans/Active Military/Reservists and their families throughout Southern California basic home furnishings for newly acquired residences. Additionally, at Patriots and Paws for those Veteran/Military service folks that are interested, they can be matched up with a rescued companionship animal. We provide resources to support and guide them as they transition into civilian life. All provided FREE of charge.

Impact: Since Patriots and Paws was founded in 2011, our outreach doubled each of the next two consecutive years. In 2012, we provided basic home furnishings to 225 families. This number more than doubled to 500 in 2013, and nearly doubled again, serving 954 families in 2014. In 2015, we had the honor of serving over 1,000 Veterans and their families. Over the past two years, our current capacity has allowed us to help around 1,000 veterans a year, however demand is increasing far beyond that. As Patriots and Paws grows, so does our need for more stable revenue in the form of regular donations.

Project Availability:

Volunteer Responsibilities: Financial donations and volunteer time

Attire: comfortable

F&B Provided for Volunteers: No

Option to Move Project to a Different Location: No

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