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Caroline County’s Community’s Cleanup has a Pawsitive Impact!

 In Events, General, Ruther Glen, Virginia, Volunteers

Paws for Purple Hearts Virginia is located in Caroline County, a region known for its beautiful rural landscapes and tight-knit community bonds. In April, we reached out to the local residents for assistance with our Adopt-a-Highway cleanup, and the response was overwhelming! Alongside our dedicated regular volunteers, members of the Ladysmith Ruritan Club played a huge role in lending their helping hands! We were so honored to see so many people that recognize the importance of supporting charities that help Veterans! Working on our designated two-mile highway stretch, our wonderful volunteers managed to collect an impressive thirty-three bags of trash!

The support from our community continued to pour in that day. Giuseppe’s, a local Italian restaurant, generously provided free pizzas to reward our hardworking volunteers. Their ice cream stand, Nina’s Sweet Treats, even offered to host a Doggie Ice Cream Social fundraiser for Paws For Purple Hearts. We’re so appreciative of Giuseppe’s and Nina’s Sweet Treats not only for rewarding our volunteers, but also for their effort in raising funds for our cause of providing assistance dogs, Canine-Assisted Warrior Therapy® and social therapy to our Warriors all at no cost. We’re very blessed to have such close ties and generous support from our community!

Service Dog in Training, Orion, Demonstrating how to Properly Use Litter Pick Up Safety Gear!
Service Dog in Training, Orion, Demonstrating how to Properly Use Litter Pick Up Safety Gear!

Thanks to our volunteers’ efforts, the Virginia Department of Transportation will be installing a Adopt-a-Highway sign along the roadway displaying Paws For Purple Hearts’ name. This sign not only acknowledges the hard work of our volunteers in keeping Caroline County litter-free, but also serves as a means to spread our organization’s name and mission out to the thousands of individuals who traverse that road daily.

We are truly grateful for our community’s dedication to making a positive impact on our region and for their commitment to giving back to those who have served. There is always more work to be done, and we welcome any assistance from those who are willing to lend a hand! If you are interested in volunteering with Paws For Purple Hearts and improving the lives of America’s Warriors, please consider signing up here! We could greatly use whatever talents you have! Together, we can continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our Veterans and service members. Thank you so much to everyone for your ongoing support and commitment to our cause!

Looking to help our cause? We couldn’t do what we do without our supporters! Please consider helping us spread the word about our mission to your community. Your support allows us to continue to fulfill our mission in helping Veterans and Active Duty Service Members. By simply helping us get the word out there, you are helping us to continue to fulfill our mission. Please also consider a monetary donation or donating from our Amazon Wishlist to help our cause.

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