Months of fundraising and a culmination of countless generous ECAR members donating to Healing Paws for Warriors came together this morning.
Our Association was able to completely fund two rescue-to-trained ADA certified service dogs for veterans in our community! Healing Paws for Warriors
is a local (Fort Walton Beach) registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing post 9/11 combat veterans wounded from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) rescue-to-trained ADA certified service dogs.
The Emerald Coast Association of Realtors® (ECAR)
had the privilege of having Mike Arena, executive director of Healing Paws for Warriors, with his service dog Orion speak at our Broker Breakfast and Annual Membership Meeting. After listening to his powerful story, we believe the mission of his organization is a cause our Realtor® Association would be proud to get behind.