GATE Foundation launches campaign to support K9s For Warriors


K9s For Warriors, the nation’s largest provider of trained service dogs to military veterans, has announced a new campaign in partnership with The GATE Foundation to support K9s For Warriors’ mission to end veteran suicide.

From now until June, GATE coin boxes are located at cash registers in more than 70 GATE convenience store locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The money collected from each coin box, as well as from difference collected when GATE customers choose to round-up their transaction totals to the nearest dollar, will go directly towards rescuing, training and ultimately pairing a service dog with a veteran struggling with PTSD, traumatic brain injury or military sexual trauma. 

Roughly 20 veterans die by suicide every day; The GATE Foundation’s support will help K9s For Warriors save more lives and alleviate the financial burden of rescuing and training a service dog — which costs $25,000.

“Our work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our incredible partners,” said Rory Diamond, CEO of K9s For Warriors. “This campaign with The GATE Foundation allows us to pair more warriors with highly trained service dogs. It also connects us with people in our local communities who may not know about our mission to end veteran suicide.”

“We are so grateful to our customers for their generosity and support of this campaign,” said Kathy Brady, executive director of The GATE Foundation. “K9 For Warriors provides a way for our warriors to heal and rise from their darkest place. It is an honor to support their work.”

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