For those of you on Facebook, please take a moment to "like" this page.
For every 5,000 “likes” to the Dog Bless You Facebook page, Explore.org will donate one service dog to a veteran suffering from PTSD, up to 100 dogs or $500,000!
Simply click on the link below. Then Click “Like.” Please help those who’ve given so much – it’s our duty!!!
For those who may be skeptical, here is some more information:
From Memorial Day (May 30th) to Independence Day (July 4th), Dog Bless You, a non-profit community created by Explore.org founder Charlie Annenberg Weingarten to champion the role dogs play in the lives of humans, will celebrate dogs and soldiers in America and bring service dogs to war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder through a challenge grant centered around the Dog Bless You Facebook page.
How it Works:
For every 5,000 “likes” to the Facebook community page, Explore.org will donate one service dog to a veteran suffering from PTSD, up to 100 dogs or $500,000. Put together with The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and a collection of dog and veteran related organizations, the campaign offers a chance for people to participate around the ultimate goal of raising awareness surrounding PTSD and the healing role dogs can play in the lives of those affected by war. Over the course of the campaign the community page, which is currently comprised of over 175,000 fans, will feature photos, videos and discussions aimed at educating and inspiring. All organizations and individuals are invited to participate.
Quick Statistics about PTSD:
1 in every 5 military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has PTSD.
Over 500,000 U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001 suffer from PTSD.
Health care costs for all veterans with PTSD will be an estimated $6.2 billion biannually.
The Dog Bless You Facebook community: http://facebook.com/exploredogs (includes videos)
Explore.org , the multimedia arm of the Annenberg Foundation created to champion the selfless acts of others www.explore.org
The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) http://iava.org/about
A great article: multimedia arm of the Annenberg Foundation created to champion the selfless acts of others.
For more information, the media contact person is:
Tom Pollak 310-309-0004