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The SD Gunner Fund was created to provide much needed service animals to veterans and exceptional children FREE of charge.
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Service Animals require a variety of necessary items in order to perform their service.
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Those items can include but are not limited to: vests, custom harnesses, other assistance items, veterinary visits, and more.
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Service dogs are trained to support individuals with mobility, hearing, psychiatric, and brain/neurological disabilities.
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These dogs are professionally trained to meet the individual needs of their partner and completes tasks such as opening doors, picking up dropped objects, assisting with daily dressing, or pulling a manual wheelchair.
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But Wait...The SDGF does so much more! In 2018, they put over $40,000 back into our local communities!
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In 2019, the SDGF has provided:
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12 service dogs, 2 therapy dogs for clinical use
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$2,000 in local Special Education Teacher Grants, 210 meals for veterans in need
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6 months rent for multiple homeless military families, $1,000 for local children's medical assistance
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$1,000 for local utility bill assistance, $1,000 for local school lunch bill assistance
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Given (5) Presidential Medals to local teen volunteers