Security Service Charitable Foundation donates $5,000 to Noelle’s Dogs Four Hope
Donation to provide service dog assistance for children in need
SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 21, 2016) — The Security Service Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce a $5,000 donation to Noelle’s Dogs Four Hope, a Colorado organization dedicated to providing service animals for children in need. For a child living with a disability or a life-threatening condition, the organization claims a trained service dog can be an invaluable companion and in some cases, even save a child’s life. The Foundation’s donation will provide funds to both acquire additional service dogs and help with the cost of training for area families who may not be able to afford it.
“The families we serve have children with epilepsy, cerebral palsy, diabetes, life-threatening allergies, autism, and other debilitating conditions and our goal is to help each and every one of them,” said Christopher Smith, president of Noelle’s Dogs Four Hope. “The purchase, training and monthly care for a service dog can be expensive for these families who are already strapped with medical bills. The generous donation from the Security Service Charitable Foundation will help offset some of those costs for many of these families.”
Noelle’s Dogs Four Hope was founded by a Colorado Springs family who themselves struggled to find a service dog for their own child, as most service dog organizations are geared toward adult clients rather than children. The family eventually found and trained their own service dog and then began offering their assistance to other families. That led to the founding of Noelle’s Dogs Four Hope in September of 2008. Since then, the organization has placed more than 300 dogs with families, primarily in the Colorado Springs area.
“Families of children with disabilities have so many daily hurdles to manage,” said Rick Weber, senior vice president of member service – Mountain Region, for Security Service Federal Credit Union. “Service dogs can alert them to issues with their children and also provide these children with greater independence and self-confidence. Security Service recognizes the value of this service and we are thrilled to be able to play a role in improving the quality of life for these children and their families.”
(L to R) Michelle Moudy, head trainer for Noelle’s Dogs Four Hope; Christopher Smith, president for Noelle’s Dogs Four Hope; Johnny Deeds, assistant vice president of end user support for Security Service Federal Credit Union; Rick Weber, senior vice president of member service for Security Service Federal Credit Union; and Tina Rivero, CEO for Noelle’s Dogs Four Hope
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