The Fauquier Community Enrichment Alliance, Inc. (FCEA, Inc.) formerly the Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary, Inc. awards a grant to Hero’s Bridge Paw Patrol Program. The funds were allocated from their Pet Therapy Program.
Robin Corcoran, Pet Therapy Treasurer for FCEA, Inc. and, Carolyn Kirkland, a former Navy nurse, recommended the Hero’s Bridge Paw Patrol Program to be considered as a recipient of the FCEA, Inc.’s. Community Health Promotion Grant program.
The Board of Directors of FCEA, Inc., reviewed the recommendation and awarded this grant to honor our dedicated veterans as a worthy cause and is consistent with their mission.
Robin Corcoran presented the FCEA, Inc.’s Community Health Promotion Grant for $6,000 to Molly Brooks, CEO and Founder, Hero’s Bridge.
With the grant, Hero’s Bridge hired a part-time Paw Patrol Coordinator to oversee the pet therapy visits of Hero’s Bridge volunteers.
“Our Paw Patrol program is a vital service provided to our senior veterans. Our veterans can be hesitant to accept assistance at first but enthusiastically accept visits from our four-legged Paw Patrol crew. These visits often succeed in breaking down decades of emotional walls the veteran has built around themselves and allows us to uncover other needs,” said Brooks.
“This program also helps provide care for the pets of our aging veterans when needed. These pets are sometimes the only friend our heroes have left in the world and our assistance helps keep them from having to give their pet up. We are grateful to be the beneficiary of this generous grant so we can continue this important program,” she continued.