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Sacramento Chapter DAR Funds Service Dogs for Veterans

Dec 28, 2021 12:00AM ● By DAR Press Release

Back row from left to right: Shell Williams, Sacramento Chapter DAR member; Sandy March, Sacramento Chapter DAR member; Janet Fulton, Sacramento Chapter DAR Regent; Terry Sandhoff, 4Paws2Freedom Director with service dog trainee Bountiful Grace ("Bounty"); Linda Kilborn, Sacramento Chapter DAR member; Vicki Klein, Sacramento Chapter Registrar; Cinde Cummings, Sacramento Chapter DAR Recording Secretary. Front Row: Terry Sandhoff, U.S. Army Veteran, with service dog Bear. Photo: DAR

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - On December 21, 2021, the Sacramento Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), presented 4Paws2Freedom with a donation to acquire shelter and rescue dogs to train as service dogs for Sacramento area veterans experiencing PTSD. This gift is the second of three to the Sacramento region, celebrating the Chapter’s centennial anniversary.  The first gift funded two Sacramento City College nursing scholarships.  

Sacramento-area veterans disabled by PTSD are eligible to apply to participate in 4Paws2Freedom’s program which, if accepted, includes free training with a matched dog.

“The Sacramento Chapter is delighted to help local veterans achieve greater independence and healing through being matched and trained with a service dog.  Service to Veterans is a significant component of how DAR expresses Patriotism -- for us a non-political action word and one DAR’s three, overarching pillars,” said Janet Fulton, Sacramento Chapter DAR Regent.  “Most of us have immediate family members who served and some of us are ourselves veterans.”

If you are interested in learning more about DAR membership, visit https://sacto.californiadar.org/ or contact [email protected].  If you would like more information about 4Paws2Freedom, visit https://4paws2freedom.org/.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a women’s service organization whose members can trace their lineage to an individual who contributed to securing American independence during the Revolutionary War. Today’s DAR is dynamic and diverse, with over 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters in the United States and abroad.  DAR members annually provide millions of hours of volunteer service to their local communities across the country and world.  DAR chapters participate in projects to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Over one million members have joined the organization since its founding in 1890.

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