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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186 makes donation to Veteran’s Heat Factory and K9 Partners for Patriots

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186 President Joanne Holobinka and VA&R Chair Lynda Anderson presented a $500.00 donation to Gus Guadagnino of Veteran’s H.E.A.T. Factory (VHF) on Monday, June 23, 2023. We appreciate all the VHF has done and continues to do for our Veterans and First Responders. Pictured: Walt Southard VHF, Lynda Anderson, Gus Guadagnino, Joanne Holobinka; Claudia Fischer, Unit 186 Treasurer; and Dylan Lyn Cox.

The Veteran’s H.E.A.T. Factory is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving our local Veteran community. The VHF is an organization initiated to empower Veterans who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by providing services and linkage to resources that unlock their full potential, inspire personal growth, encourage community integration, and support their ability to re-enter the workforce and achieve lifelong success.
“Our Veterans have earned the best we can provide, regardless of their current circumstances. I have decided that the rest of my working life will be focused on helping those that have served for a better life for me and our country, our American Veterans,” said Gus Guadagnino, Founder of Veteran’s H.E.A.T. Factory.

Also, on Monday, June 23, 2023, Unit 186 President Joanne Holobinka and VA&R Chair Lynda Anderson presented a $500.00 donation to Mary Peters, Founder and Director of Training Operations for K9 Partners for Patriots. We appreciate all that K9 Partners for Patriots has done and continues to do for our Veterans. Pictured: Claudia Fischer, Unit 186 Treasurer; Lynda Anderson, Mary Peters, and Joanne Holobinka.

K9 Partners for Patriots is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization located in Brooksville, Florida, on a mission to eliminate veteran suicide.
K9 Partners for Patriots provides opportunities for veterans to meet each other, share their stories, and process their pain while they train their own service dog in K9’s 24-week course. They find trust and understanding in K9’s non-judgmental family environment.

American Legion Unit 186 presents their donation to K9P4P.
Photo courtesy of Lynda Anderson.
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