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Hearts of Valor offers caregiver support
SD Gunner Fund groups next meeting is Sept. 19
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The SD Gunner Fund’s wounded warrior caregiver support group “Hearts of Valor” held its first meeting Aug. 15 at the Richmond Hill Public Library, and more are planned for the coming months.

“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, SD Gunner Fund president and founder. “It will be a great opportunity for military caregivers to come together with a like-minded mission, and I look forward to the value each member will bring to the group.”

Meetings will give an opportunity for peer-to-peer networking among caregivers, as well as resources for self-healing, financial planning and dealing with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Meetings will take place monthly and are set for Sept. 19 and Oct. 17 at the Richmond Hill Public Library. Some months will be an outing focused on giving caregivers some time outside of their homes.

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, call 615-804-3533 or email

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