Warriors Helping Warriors® – USO Alaska and PPH Fairbanks unite

 In Events, Facility Dogs, PPH Alaska

The USO’s (United Service Organizations) mission

“to connect service members with family, home and country throughout their service to our nation”.

The Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH) mission

“We are dedicated to improving the lives of America’s Warriors facing mobility challenges and trauma related conditions such as PTSD and TBI by providing the highest quality service dogs and canine assisted therapeutic programs”.

The PPH motto is Warriors Helping Warriors®—a motto which stands for the way our Veterans and Service Members care for each other. The mentality of ‘no man left behind’ is a way of life that many Service Members embrace after their departure from the military. That credo inspires us as we accomplish our mission. It would make sense then, that PPH’s Northwest Region team, headquartered in Fairbanks, AK and the USO Alaska team have joined forces to better serve our Veterans and Service Members— truly Warriors Helping Warriors®.

Every week, the USO welcomes us to their location so we can provide social therapy using our Service Dogs in Training. This form of animal therapy is proven to reduce stress, help participants develop trust, and can improve social skills. USO Volunteer Jessica explains that, “there’s no love like puppy love”.

Photographer: Nathan Collin, Northwest Regional Director
Doyle visiting with Service Members at the USO
Service Dog in Training Doyle with a USO volunteer
Service Dog in Training Doyle with a USO volunteer

Want more info on PPH?

If you are a Veteran or active duty Service Member interested in applying for a service dog through our organization, please consider filling out an application. All of our services (and service dogs) are provided at no cost to our past and present military family.

If you are a Veteran or Service Member that would like to participate in Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy, please consider filling out an application. This therapy is provided at no cost and the work you do in the training sessions helps a future Veteran or Service Member come closer to being united with their Forever Battle Buddy.

Our funding comes from people like you! More than 95% of our fundraising money comes from patriots like you being moved by our mission. Please consider making a generous direct donation to PPH or helping us with some items on our Amazon Wish List.

We could not do it without our volunteers! If you are interested in becoming more involved with your local PPH branch, please check out our Volunteer Program.

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