Here is the latest and greatest from your FISHERS!
Below you will find past stories, accomplishments, and coming soon our monthly news letter!
December 19th, 2016
On December 19th, 2016 F.I.S.H presented two track chairs to some very deserving veterans, Cpl. Chuck Lear Vietnam Veteran, and Cpl. Tyler Nichols Post 911 Veteran. We have also attached a great story written about Tyler and this experience.
September 16th, 2016
F.I.S.H had their annual golf tournament on the 16th of September. We were able to honor several, as well as present a new track chair and a new service dog to two deserving heroes. It was an amazing event, and we would like to thank everyone that participated, our sponsors, and all of the volunteers! We look forward to having you next year!
August 26th, 2016
Bentonville, AR --
Three Dog Bakery in Bentonville partnered with Friends in Service of Heroes to help cover the cost of a service dog for a Army Veteran, Josh Hawkins. The bakery gave FISH their donation from proceeds on Veteran's day to help fund the dog.
FISH is a non-profit organization designed to engage the food industry in serving military veterans who have sacrificed greatly to guarantee U.S. freedom. With annual donations from Three Dog Bakery and other food industry contributors, FISH purchases service dogs to distribute to veterans in need.
Many returning military personnel and veterans face a myriad of challenges that can be aided with the use of a service dog, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, immobility and inactivity. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014, about 3.4 million veterans had a service-connected disability. Service members and veterans are provided with highly specialized service dogs that help them find a new level of independence in their post-combat life.
With 50 million dog owners in the U.S., Three Dog Bakery believes the necessary financial support to provide service dogs is an affirmation of the many benefits provided by living with a dog and a tribute to its loyal customers, the many four-legged friends who press their noses up against the bakery glass or who enjoy their treats at home." -FOX24 New report
Click the link for the video. http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/local-dog-bakery-raises-money-to-help-provide-service-dogs-to-war-veterans
Click the picture to check out Three Dog Bakery and to support their business!
May 30th, 2016
May 22nd, 2016
Our Inaugural Smoke Em' For our Troops Event, held on May 22nd 2016, was a HUGE success! We hope to see everyone next year!