Paws of War adopted as charity partner of local nonprofit Long Island Elite
Long Island Elite has announced it has selected Nesconset-based Paws of War as its 2023 charity partner.
Paws of War is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to train and place service animals and companion dogs to support and provide independence to U.S. military veterans that suffer from the emotional and physical effects of war.
The non-profit also provides animal rescue for U.S. troops who have befriended an animal while serving overseas. The organization also serves as a community center where veterans and first responders come together daily to build bonds and support each other.
The funds raised by Long Island Elite in 2023 will give Paws of War additional resources to further its mission of "helping both ends of the leash" by providing services to veterans, first responders and their service or companion animals.
These activities will support the mental wellbeing of individuals in Paws of War programs.
"This partnership between Long Island Elite and Paws of War will enhance the lives of veterans and lead to numerous dogs find their forever homes. We will also raise awareness in our community about Paws of War's important mission. Our members will see first-hand the challenges that veterans and first responders face, especially those experiencing the effects of PTSD and the positive impact dogs and cats will provide. As a U.S. Marine veteran, I personally understand the challenges and hardships that our veterans and first responders face every day," said Frank Morizio, Jr., Long Island Elite president.
During the partnership year, members of Long Island Elite will volunteer their time at Paws of War's events.