Depending on the branch, years served, and in what capacity, it’s estimated that anywhere from 11 to 30% of military veterans experience post-traumatic stress following their service. Nonprofit organization, Warrior Freedom Service Dogs, has found one way to help – pairing combat veterans with trained service dogs, rescued from area animal shelters, free of charge.
“From our drivers to shop teams to our office staff, military veterans make up a significant portion of our workforce,” said President and CEO Eric Fuller. “Warrior Freedom Service Dogs is doing amazing work in pairing veterans struggling with the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress with a dog specially trained to provide comfort and support.”
In addition to a monetary donation towards dog training, U.S. Xpress is providing a range of multimedia and communications services, including the development of virtual training content to reach more veterans. Ultimately, the goal is to help train and match more dogs and veterans, identify fundraising and awareness opportunities with company team members, and even help with raising puppies and weekend fostering.
Check out this video to hear more about the organization, our partnership, and how to get involved.