Colville non-profit awarded Home Depot grant | Business
A Colville based non-profit organization that serves wounded veterans has received a grant from the Home Depot. Shepards for Lost Sheep will use the $4,000 grant to build kennels for the service dogs that they train to aid veterans in need.
“This grant is a huge show of support for our program and we are honored and very excited to put it to work”, said Shepherds for Lost Sheep Founder and President Tim McDonough.
Shepherds for Lost Sheep provides service dogs to veterans and active duty military members that are struggling with PTSD, TBI and mobility. Veterans travel to Colville to train with their dogs for one to two weeks under the supervision of Shepherds for Lost Sheep trainers. All of this done at no cost to the veterans.
So far, service dogs have been placed with 46 veterans in 22 states, and there are around 30 veterans on the waiting list. The dogs are usually donated by breeders and owners and rescue organizations including the Spokane Humane Society and Give a Dog a Home in Texas.
The grant money from The Home Depot Foundation will be used to turn an old milking parlor into kennels for the dogs and will help Shepherds for Lost Sheep start their own breeding program. The non-profit is currently applying for additional grants to create office space and accommodations for when veterans come to meet their service dogs.