FiveSibes Join the #K9sSTOP22 /#STOP22 Challenge! Can You Outdo Our 22?!
Twenty-two seconds. Have you ever timed just how fast 22 seconds goes by? It's pretty fast. And according to K9s for Warriors' STOP22.org, "Today and every day moving forward 22 Veterans commit suicide, this is over 8,000, military heroes that will be lost in one year. This sobering fact can’t be ignored."
We repeat: Every 22 seconds we lose one of our military veterans to suicide.
K9s For Warriors aims to help these veterans by providing "service canines to our warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of military service post 9/11. Our goal is to give a new leash on life to rescue dogs and military heroes, empowering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence."
"STOP22 is an awareness campaign to show our Nation's Military, active and retired, that they are not forgotten. With 22 Veterans expected to commit suicide today, your help is needed to STOP22." ~Stop22.org
How You Can Help...
By joining in the #K9sSTOP22 awareness movement and taking the #STOP22 Video Challenge"Can You Outdo My 22?"
Our Blogville pals, Oz the Terrier and Love is Being Owned by a Husky have challenged bloggers to outdo their 22 by showing what we can do in 22 seconds. We here at the FiveSibes ACCEPT that challenge in support of our military veterans and to help raise awareness for #STOP22. Can you guess what Harley, Gibson, Wolf, Chloe, and Bandit can do for 22 seconds? Here's our video of our FiveSibes howling for 22 seconds!
Did You Know?
95% of dogs used in K9s For Warriors program are rescue/shelter dogs.
Corporate sponsors fund our operating costs, while 100% of individual donations are program direct.
*K9s For Warriors has graduated 156 Warrior-Canine Teams with a 96% recertification rate.
Check out other ways you can help our military warriors and canine teams HERE.
Now...dear Blogville friends...it's your turn!
Come on...show us your 22!
We are thankful for all the brave members of our military, both human and canine, for the sacrifices they make in order for all of us to enjoy the freedoms we do. We are linking up this post to be part of Pepi Smart Dog's "Thankful Thursday" blog hop!