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Service dog group offers support to caregivers

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POSTED: August 31, 2017 6:00 p.m.
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SD Gunner Fund primary function has been providing service dogs to disabled children and veterans.

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The SD Gunner Fund’s wounded warrior caregiver support group "Hearts of Valor" met for the first time Aug. 15 at the Richmond Hill Public Library, and more meetings are planned.

"Caregiving is part of what I do every day and I am so thankful for the core group of people who support my family and me, which is why I am so eager to get the ‘Hearts of Valor’ support group rolling," said Britnee Kinard, fund founder and president. "It will be a great opportunity for military caregivers to come together with a like-minded mission."

Meetings will give an opportunity for networking among caregivers, as well as resources for self-healing, financial planning and dealing with the VA. Meetings will be monthly and are set for Sept. 19 and Oct. 17 at the library.

For the past few years, SD Gunner Fund has focused on assisting veterans and disabled children with the financial expense of owning a much-needed service dog. A military caregiving group is an endeavor Kinard said she has hoped for in the Savannah area for quite some time. Thanks to a partnership with Operation Homefront, that vision has come to fruition.

For more information about the SD Gunner Fund, please visit www.sdgunnerfund.com, call 615-804-3533 or email sdgunnerfund@yahoo.com.

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