On August 17, we had the privilege of attending the 'Night at the Races' fundraiser for Semper Fido, a Marlton-NJ organization that connects veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries, with homeless, rescue shelter dogs. The result is a loving and supportive bond that benefits both the veteran and the service animal.
Semper Fido's service dogs undergo a 6-9 month training period before permanent placement with a veteran. According to the Semper Fido website, https://semperfido.org, working with service dogs for emotional and physical rehabilitation can greatly benefit veterans' recovery. The program also helps shelter animals find the loving homes they deserve. Truly, this organization demonstrates the core principles of Love in Flower, by actively working to demonstrate love, compassion, and empowerment in our local communities.
Night at the Races was generously sponsored by USS New Jersey Lodge No. 62 Free & Accepted Masons. Kudos to all the volunteers who made this wonderful event possible.
Get involved! You can learn more about Semper Fido and donate to 'help a pet help a vet' at this link: https://semperfido.org/home/donate/