Northwest Battle Buddies is a nonprofit headquartered in Battle Ground, Washington that gifts professionally trained service dogs to Veterans battling PTSD, helping them regain their freedom and independence. In the US Army, soldiers are assigned a “battle buddy” to assist each other in and out of combat – Northwest Battle Buddies mirrors that framework to set up a Veteran with a dog for companionship and to ultimately help decrease negative thoughts, feelings and risk of suicide. The service dog and the Veteran rely on one another for support and care.
There is currently no cure for PTSD, but service dogs can reduce symptoms with life-changing results. All service dogs trained through Northwest Battle Buddies spend 5+ months in intensive training and afterwards are carefully matched with a Veteran handler for five more weeks of training and bonding. In America, 22 Veterans commit suicide every day – Northwest Battle Buddies aims to save the lives of American heroes by reducing the effects of PTSD with a service dog. Most notably, NWBB-trained service dogs will:
• Wake their Veteran from nightmares
• Signal and interrupt anxiety attacks
• Redirect flash backs
• Alert on adrenaline
• Act as a social barrier in public
• Provide a constant feeling of safety
• Perform pressure therapy
The true impact of a service dog is immeasurable, as they have a profound effect on not only the Veterans, but also their families and communities. If you would like to support Veterans through Northwest Battle Buddies, you can find opportunities on their website, from donations, sponsorships to puppy fostering at https://northwestbattlebuddies. You can also refer a friend or family member to Davidson & Associates for an insurance quote in the month of November, and we will donate $25 on your behalf!
Already a current client? Refer a friend, family member, colleague or local business for their free, no-obligation quote to support this worthy nonprofit!
Not a current client? Call (360) 514-9550 for your free, no-obligation quote and mention our Referral Rewards Program to support Northwest Battle Buddies!
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February: Black Business Association of Oregon
March: Restored & Revived
May: Harper's Playground
September: Greenhill Humane Society
October: Pink Lemonade Project
November: NW Battle Buddies
December: Battle Ground Education Foundation