Health—General & Rehabilitative

Vets Helping Heroes, Inc.

Greenacres, FL

Mission

To provide the financial support for assistance dogs trained by professionals for veterans who have served honorably and active duty military personnel injured during service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Ruling Year

2008

Board President and Founder

Mr. Irwin Stovroff

Main Address

PO Box 540723

Greenacres, FL 33454 USA

Keywords

service dogs, guide dogs, assistance dogs, service dogs for veterans, guide dogs for veterans, assistance dogs for veterans, veterans, us armed forces

EIN

26-1300231

 Number

7892328951

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (D12)

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Vets Helping Heroes primary, short and long term goal is to facilitate specialized training and ensure placement of assistance dogs free of charge to active and retired members of the US Armed Forces with life altering injuries. In addition, we aim to shorten the waiting lists for these life-saving dogs, to inform legislation related to assistance dogs and to educate the public in general.

We provide funding for the training and placement of assistance dogs through trainers and organizations that have been thoroughly assessed by our board members. We also work to advise and generally educate the public not only as to the need for assistance dogs but to any other related aspect.. Finally we work with local and the federal government officials to inform legislation related to assistance animals.

Vets Helping Heroes has a versatile and active board of directors comprised of high ranking business professional in the fields of Law, Computers, Healthcare, Non-profit, Film Production, Sales and more. This dynamic team enables us the best advantage to achieve our goals. In addition, many of our board members are retired military with first-hand knowledge and experience of the plight of the injured that we seek to help.

The number of individuals that have been helped is the best indicator of success. One assistance dog not only significantly improves the quality of life for the intended recipient, they also serve a similar function to the family and friends of the recipient. Facility therapy dogs have touched countless numbers of people. Relationships have been saved and families kept together because of these miracles on four legs.

In our short existence, VHH has been able to provide over 70 assistance dogs to active and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition, we have begun and continue to amass information allowing us to better educate the public and have been integral in bringing the need for assistance dogs to the attention of the Federal Government.

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Financials

Vets Helping Heroes, Inc.

Fiscal year: May 01 - Apr 30

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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