By Kahluna Bouchard – On October 25th, The Nonprofit Leadership Association (NLA) at William Jewell held a trivia night event to raise money for Warriors Best Friend. This event was held at Rock and Run Brewery to raise awareness for the local nonprofit. This organization “provides Veterans with service dogs that have been rescued from shelters and trains them to become their best friend for life, free of charge,” stated Mikaela Papageorgiou, current President of NLA. Warriors’ Best Friend’s mission is to provide critically needed service dogs free of cost for our veterans and their families. And in doing so, WBF saves two lives in the process. The organization adopts and trains homeless canines to grant wounded soldiers the gift of greater self sufficiency through emotional and physical independence—empowering men and women to lead a free and active lifestyle.
The event had a great turnout and raised roughly six hundred dollars, all of which was donated to the program. This was the most money that Warriors Best Friend has raised since its organization started in 2013. This is just the beginning for the Jewell Nonprofit Leadership Association as it is hoping to have a bigger turn out for future events. With a bigger turnout, more veterans’ lives can be changed and dogs’ lives, as well, which is the goal for this program. So next time you hear about the trivia games on the hill, please consider being a part of it. People’s lives are being changed one game at time!
To learn more about Warriors Best Friend, click on this link: https://www.warriorsbestfriend.org