Selected and nominated charities
Meeting: November 6 2019
Thank you for giving!
This was our eighth meeting and our second Pet Charity night. Our members generously donated $6,885. The winning charity, Pets for U.S. Heroes, received a total of $5,200 from 53 members. The other nominated charity, Our House of Hope Rescue, received $1,385 from 17 members. We also received $300 in donations for previously selected charities, Pride ROC Chicago and Fighting for Families. We appreciate everyone who donated and especially those of you who supported more than one charity. Due to your generosity, we've donated $56,392 in total to date.
Selected Charity: Pets for U.S. Heroes
Nominated by Paula Goldman
Pets for U.S. Heroes facilitates the adoption of homeless dogs and cats to veterans, law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, first responders and others working in high-stress occupations so they can receive the support, companionship and therapeutic benefits provided by animals.
Pets for U.S. Heroes serves as the coordinator for adoptions, facilitating the process for approved applicants and shelter animals. The charity has established relationships with local animal shelters and rescue organizations. These organizations, coupled with the help of Pets for U.S. Heroes, will assist adopters in finding a dog or cat that is the best fit for the adopter and his family. Once approved by Pets for U.S. Heroes, the applicant is free to contact partner shelters and rescue organizations to start visiting with animals. The process will then be handled by the shelters, who will have final approval on all adoptions.
Adoption Facilitation and Support
Connection to adoption resources
Initial routine veterinary services
Access to 2-4 week training course
Ongoing, limited access to behaviorist and trainers
1 month supply of food
Collar, leash, toys, and treats
Optional dog adoption orientation class
Nominated Charity: Our House of Hope Rescue
Nominated by Karen Berkowsky
Our House of Hope Rescue is an innovative prevention-based animal welfare organization. Their focus is on animal rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming and they lead through example, community involvement, and education. They give a voice to the rescues and their public. During times of transition, they also provide support to seniors, low-income families, the disabled and veterans. It is in this way that they give "HOPE" to the community in which they serve and the rescues that may pass through their doors.
Our House of Hope Rescue also has a Pet Food Pantry, Community Education Programs, Seniors for Seniors, and many other services.