Newcomers Club supports Northwest Battle Buddies

Funds will purchase a service dog for a military veteran

Members of the Clark County Newcomers club recently contributed $15,500 to the Northwest Battle Buddies organization.

The money will fully fund the purchase of a service dog trained to assist a war veteran who has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The non-profit’s goal is to help military men and women regain their freedom and independence.

Newcomers Club members raised the money during the past year through methods including sales of soup mixes, jewelry and books. In addition, one member made a $5,000 anonymous donation while another provided matching funds up to $5,000.

The Newcomers Club contributed a similar amount to NWBB in 2015. That money purchased the golden retriever Ranger, who now belongs to Travis, an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, according to Karin Sandfort, Newcomers Club publicity chairwoman.

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