Hero Pups of Exeter Getting Federal Funds to Help Veterans and Other First Responders
You may not be aware of Hero Pups located in Exeter. It's a non-profit that pairs dogs with veterans with PTSD. According to a story from WMUR, Hero Pups is getting a government grant to help with their mission.
Hero Pups in Exeter has been training dogs, mostly rescues, to be comfort dogs for people suffering with PTSD and because of the pandemic, the demand has gone way up with Veterans dealing with depression, anxiety and other symptoms of PTSD. Hero Pups have also suffered a financial blow, so this grant deserved a big celebration.
The report states that Governor Chris Sununu was at Hero Pups to celebrate along with Phil Taub from Swim with a Mission, the organization that obtained the CARES act money. Over $260,000 was presented to the organization.
You may not know about Swim with a Mission. It was started by Phil Taub and his wife Julie because they wanted to do SOMETHING for Veterans who have given so much for our freedom and sometimes treated so poorly and who are personally suffering. SWAM was the organization chosen, according to their website, to help distribute $4 Million dollars from the federal CARES act to Veteran organizations throughout the state. Hero Pups of Exeter was one of the recipients along with Veterans Count, Liberty House, Harbor Care, Homeland Heroes, The Currier Museum of Art to create an art therapy program, Operation Delta Dog, Annie's Angels in Stratham and many more.
Here's the report from Mike Cronin at WMUR: