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Help Pair Ten Vets with Rescue Dogs
Today's GreaterGood Project pairs rescued animals with veterans coping with the physical and mental trauma from their service.
Through special training provided by Pets for Vets, these dogs provide the support and companionship to help get these veterans through the day.
Head to GreaterGood.com & Click to Rescue Animals
Coming Home from WWI
In a new submission from Iota, LA, one reader reminds us that homecoming stories are as old as the military itself:
They were approaching New York and everyone was looking for the Statue of Liberty. It was early morning and very foggy so most of the soldiers were on the opposite side of the ship and were disoriented in the fog...
— Hear the Rest of the Tale —
Team Rubicon's unique program simultaneously addresses two issues. Rather than focusing on vocational training that attempts to teach new job skills, Team Rubicon repurposes veterans' existing skills—emergency medicine, risk assessment and mitigation, teamwork and decisive leadership—to solve another need: more effective disaster response.
Since its creation in January 2010, Team Rubicon has impacted thousands of lives — in Haiti, Chile, Burma, Pakistan, Sudan, and in the United States. Whether responding to natural disasters in Vermont or the Sudan, Team Rubicon's volunteers help victims outside the scope of traditional aid organizations.