I ran across something this morning that might interest you.
Pets for Patriots is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that brings together hard-to-place shelter pets (adult animals, large breeds, etc.) and service personnel (active or retired, with special concern for those returing from deployment, re-entering civilian life or retiring). Their goal is to benefit both pet and patriot through honorable companion pet adoption.
Clearly, this cause speaks to the patriotic and the pet lovers. But what is the special connection for us as card makers?
Charles, a 91-year-old WWII veteran and active Pets for Patriots volunteer. (You can see Charles talk about Pets for Patriots on YouTube here.)
The former B-17 ball turret gunner recently suffered a small stroke, and Pets for Patriots is spearheading a card drive to support Charles as he recovers. Their goal is to receive at least one card from each state by Veterans Day, November 11.
The Dog and I are thrilled to mark this Veterans Day by sending a card for Charles. If you’d like to join us, here’s the address:
Charles & His Dog
c/o Pets for Patriots
218 E. Park Avenue Suite 543
Long Beach NY 11561
By the way, as of this morning, the states below are yet to check in:
DC (okay, so that’s not a state–but it still deserves representation in this effort, don’t you think?)
Thanks for taking the time to read this–and for participating, if you’re interested and able. The Dog and I will be back to catch up on outstanding business soon.