Friends of The NCVMA Foundation Presents Grant to Support Vets to Vets United, Inc.
Raleigh, NC, August 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (http://www.ncvma.org/) has announced that its Friends of the NCVMA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the organization, has awarded a $750 grant to the Vets to Vets United, Inc. organization, which is based in Durham. The grant will be used to support the Vets to Vets United, Inc. mission to serve the needs of United States military veterans experiencing loneliness, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and physical disabilities by providing companion, therapeutic and service animals to aid in their recovery.
The animals, which otherwise are at risk of being euthanized, are matched with veterans who are then given thorough weekly training, as well as ongoing support and encouragement by the volunteers with the Vets to Vets United, Inc. organization. The training enables the vets and their companion animals to support one another through shared daily activities and unconditional love.
Dr. Jennifer Shults, NCVMA District 4 representative, presented the check on behalf of the Friends of the NCVMA Foundation to Dr. Terry Morris, founder and director of the Durham-based Vets to Vets United, Inc. on Aug. 16.
“We are honored to provide this grant to the Vets to Vets organization in support of their efforts to bring together military veterans and animals in a way that benefits both of them,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “We hope that this money will help further the mission of Vets to Vets as they serve our veterans and save the lives of shelter animals who deserve loving homes.”
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The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality medicine. The NCVMA promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine, provides the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials, lobbies on behalf of the interests of the entire profession, and serves as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state. As recognized experts in veterinary medicine, NCVMA members are frequently asked to contribute their opinions and lend their expertise to media outlets throughout North Carolina and around the country, including The News & Observer, Charlotte Today, Wilmington Star-News, Fayetteville Observer, Greensboro News & Record, USA Today, Yahoo!, ABC News and News14 Carolina. For more information, visit http://www.ncvma.org/, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.
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