SD Gunner Fund Receives $20,000 Grant from HMSHost Foundation
Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
SD Gunner Fund is honored to announce that it has been awarded a $20,000 grant investment from the HMSHost Foundation. The HMS Host Foundation investment will change lives by funding the training and placement of much-needed service animals for local veterans, first responders, and children with disabilities.
SD Gunner Fund is a Richmond Hill based nonprofit founded in 2014 with a mission to provide a world-class service dog training and advocacy program to support military families, first responders, and children with disabilities. Since its founding, the organization has provided fully trained service dogs for 80 veterans, first responders, and exceptional children. SD Gunner Fund’s service dog training program provides the full range of services to ensure a dog is prepared to meet the specific needs of individuals with mobility, hearing, psychiatric, and neurological disabilities.
“A Huge Thank You to HMSHost Foundation, Savannah and Hilton Head Airport and Krista Weeks for presenting us with a $20,000 grant from HMSHost Foundation! With these funds, our organization will be able to help so many individuals and dogs within our programs,” exclaimed Britnee Kinard, SD Gunner Fund President and Founder, “Krista Weeks has been one of our biggest cheerleaders, and we owe a lot of thanks to her for rescuing our very own SD Helo! Thank you again to HMSHost Foundation. Without you, our mission would not be possible.”
For more information about SD Gunner Fund, visit www.sdgunner.org.
About SD Gunner Fund
SD Gunner Fund is a registered 501(c)3 organization with a mission to provide a world-class service dog training and advocacy program to support military families, first responders, and children with disabilities. For more information, please visit our website at www.sdgunner.org or call 615-804-3533.
About HMS Host Foundation
HMSHost is passionate about giving back to the communities in which it operates. HMSHost Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was created with the mission to fight poverty with food, shelter, education, and workforce development opportunities. HMSHost Foundation directs charitable investments based on five pillars of giving:
Relieve hunger and promote nutritional wellness through food-related initiatives
Combat homelessness through access to safe housing, furnishings, clothing, and stable employment.
Encourage the next generation through access to education and training.
Provide an opportunity for financial stability through hospitality industry training and placement.
Honor our veterans and their families by supporting programs that meet their food, shelter, medical care, and job training and placement needs.
For more information, please visit our website at https://www.hmshost.com/foundation.