Operation Delta Dog

Web: www.operationdeltadog.org
Class: 2013 Winter Accelerator

Company Description

Operation Delta Dog is a nonprofit organization with a mission to rescue shelter dogs and train them to work as service dogs for U.S. military veterans who suffer from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). The dogs get the homes they need, and the veterans get the help they deserve!

Updates

Friday, February 1, 2013
 
Announced today: 22 veterans commit suicide every day in the U.S., according to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. I had been using the most recent statistic of one veteran suicide every 80 minutes, but this new information actually brings that grim total to roughly one every 65 minutes. Almost one an hour! Worse still: According to the Army’s monthly report, the total suicides among active and reserve troops in 2012 is the highest ever recorded, with a total of 325 “potential” suicides (some are still under investigation).