PAWS for Purple Hearts





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: San Diego

Total Budget: $1,000

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Community economic development

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: Canines & Therapy for Wounded Warriors

Too many military Service Members and Veterans suffer battlefield scars such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or mobility impairments. And, all too often, the price for inaction results in broken families, isolation, alcoholism, drug abuse, poverty, homelessness, and worst of all, suicide.

Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH) Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy is unique way to help many active duty and Veterans suffering from trauma find healing through helping. Together with expert PPH trainers, program participants care for and train future service dogs for Veterans and Service Members with challenges. One dog can have a big impact. While in training, a single PPH pup helps 40-60 Warriors before beginning its important career. After training is complete, they may become an invaluable facility dog that brightens up a military post or a VA hospital or become a life-changing service dog for a challenged Service Member or Veteran.

Club members will participate by donating money and supplies for the care and training of a local service dog.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Santee-Lakeside

Primary Contact: Elana Levens-Craig

Email: levenscraig@hotmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

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Santee-Lakeside (5340)









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History Log Entries


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Karen Fleck.


by Alan Turner

System Entry: Project signed by Elana Levens-Craig.


by Alan Turner

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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