I’d like to tell you about K9s for Warriors, which trains PTSD service dogs for our wounded Iraq and Afghanistan vets. The staff and I wholeheartedly support this worthy organization. A percentage of all Augusta Precious Metals’ net proceeds goes to K9s for Warriors.
No doubt you’ve heard how many of our returning post-9/11 Iraq and Afghanistan vets are suffering from PTSD. According to the Veterans Administration, the PTSD rate is 10% to 18% among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom vets. Too many are having trouble reintegrating into their families and society. And too many aren’t getting all the help they need.
Every day, 22 vets commit suicide. Twice as many of our best have died from suicide as were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Clearly, not every wound is of the body, and wounds of the mind and soul are some of the hardest to heal.
K9s for Warriors is filling a critical gap in veterans’ care. The PTSD service dogs they provide are the missing link for the veterans they help, giving them the day-to-day strength to carry on.
I recommend you watch the video below to see and hear how the dogs and K9s for Warriors are making a critical difference in these vets’ lives. It’s a heartwarming and bittersweet news story that convinced me and the staff we must support this organization.
In addition to their amazing and life-changing work, we chose to support K9s for Warriors because it’s a well-run, fiscally responsible organization. Their operation is efficient – 100% of corporate donations cover operating expenses, and 100% of individual donations cover the program. All their financial statements are online. Their Warrior-Canine teams have a 96% recertification rate, showing that the vets are committed to their dogs and the program. Finally, 95% of the dogs are rescue/shelter dogs, so each team is saving two lives, not just one.
When you make a purchase from Augusta Precious Metals, know that a portion of net profits is given to K9s for Warriors. But I encourage you to directly support them. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so your donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message. And thank you for helping America’s returning heroes.
Isaac Nuriani, CEO
Augusta Precious Metals
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