Dog Bless You is a non-profit community created to champion the role dogs play in the lives of humans. The community 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.
From Memorial Day (May 30th) to Independence Day (July 4th), explore.org will donate one service dog to a veteran suffering from PTSD for every 5,000 likes on the Facebook page. They will donate up to 100 dogs or $500,000, through a grant made possible by the Annenberg Foundation. The campaign offers a chance for people to raise awareness surrounding PTSD and the healing role dogs can play in the lives of those affected by war. The page features photos, videos and discussions aimed at educating and inspiring.
Since the launch in November 2010 the 'Dog Bless You' the community has grown to over 244,000 members, with over 69,000 people joining in the last few weeks in support of the patriotic campaign. Hundreds of soldiers have contacted us, sent pictures, shared stories and sought help since Memorial Day, and a myriad of organizations have rallied behind the cause, including: Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Support Our Veterans, The Humane Society, the ASPCA, Pets for Vets and dozens more.
Please help our veterans and like go to Facebook and 'like' their page!
For more on this great campaign and how to help please click here