Please check out this great Charity started by a dear friend of mine and an individual I admire very much. Jimmy is retired Us Navy Special Warfare Operator, and a K9 handler on several deployments, his and many other lives were regularly spared by the work of K9s – one of the most memorable was Spike. And on James’ final deployment, the night he was critically wounded, a K9 spared James’ life while losing his own.
From that evening on, James oriented his life around the training, care and preservation of working dogs. In addition to working as the founder and president of the fund, he works with local law enforcement and has adopted a former service dog in need of medical attention.
I'd also advise checking out his person blog Chamber of Rhetoric, Jimmy has a unique perspective on many subjects and I wish I had a tenth of his ability when it comes to expressing feelings through writing.
Established to honor the 31 Americans killed in action on August 6, 2011, The 31Heroes Project serves to impact the lives of our nation’s heroes and their families, while remembering the fallen, through athletic endeavors and competitive fundraising events.
On August 6, 2011, a tragedy shook the military community and Americans everywhere. In a single instance, America lost 30 military service members, many of whom were members of the Navy SEAL community—and one military K9– when an Extortion 17 helicopter was downed in Afghanistan.
Here is an amazing Charity that was started by Jason Redman. If you don't know Jason's story I'd encourage you to check out the site or read his book The Trident I had the privilege of working with Jason prior to my retirement and he is an absolute stud. This charity provides wounded service members with bad-ass clothing that they can wear while in the hospital, so they can ditch the hospital gown and feel like real people again. Very very cool.
Operation Enduring Warrior