Project K9 Hero

Community organization name

Project K9 Hero

Organization's website

Tell us a little more about this organization. Please include detailed ways in which this organization makes strides to make a positive impact in their community and what future goals are for this organization.

This organization is amazing. Their mission is to "Protect those who protected us." They take on financial costs for retired MWDs and police K9s. They also take in dogs that would otherwise be put down due to behavior issues. The picture I attached is me with MWD Rosso. He was one of those dogs that would have been put down of not for Project K9 Hero. He has been at their facility for about a year and is doing great. The founder Jason Johnson is probably the most amazing human I have ever met. He works so hard to ensure he is making maximum impact on the mission. Even though the staff is extremely small, they just added their 167th program member. The dogs are from all over the US. I was fortunate enough to be at their facility in TN last month to volunteer my time. The staff made me feel like a part of the family. The facility is still under construction and will need more financial help to be completed, but it will be great once it is done. Project K9 Hero has kept its staff small to keep the money going out to the mission, and they have just worked harder. Even through my military service I do not think I have seen anyone as commited to a mission as Jason is. Even as they are handling more dogs, Jason still always thanks his supporters amd just asks people to share posts and the mission to help. I could go on and on about how amazing this non profit is, but I think my point has been made.

If selected as a winner, how will the $7,500 prize money be applied?

It would help Police and military working dogs with rehoming, food, and medical expenses after retirememt so their handlers/adoptors do not have that financial burden.