Pull For Our Veterans, the Oak Ridge-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping veterans and their families, is beginning its 2017 fundraising campaign with its Second Annual Sporting Clays Shoot hosted by the Lucky 7 Ranch in Sweetwater on May 5.
The president of Pull For Our Veterans, Richard Stouder, said: “We’re eager to start 2017 with the first of our two efforts this year. We’ll begin in Sweetwater with our sporting clays shoot. Since we want to support as many different kinds of groups that help veterans and their families, this year we have two different organizations to support. One of the groups is Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, and the other is Operation Stand Down Tennessee. They’re both outstanding organizations that need our assistance. ”
The mission of Smoky Mountain Service Dogs is to enhance the physical and psychological quality of life for wounded veterans by providing custom-trained mobility-assisted service dogs at no cost to the veterans, a press release said.
Operation Stand Down Tennessee provides a wide range of supportive services for veterans and their families throughout Tennessee all at no cost to them. It provides transitional housing, VA benefits counseling, employment services, and homelessness prevention, the press release said.
The second event Pull For Our Veterans will host this year is its annual Skeet and Trap Fun Shoot held at the Oak Ridge Sportsmen’s Association facilities in Oak Ridge. This event will be held from September 22-24.
Pull For Our Veterans donates 100 percent of its net proceeds to the groups it sponsors. Since it started in 2012, it’s donated more than $146,000 to support programs that assist veterans and their families.
This press release was submitted by Timothy Vane.