WHEELING, Ill., July 24, 2017 /CNW/ -- Wabash Power Equipment Company has enjoyed a nearly 70-year history of supplying industrial boilers and power generation equipment around the world. Often overlooked are its charitable contributions to local schools, institutions, scholarship funds, and medical research. Most recently, Arlene Caitung, owner of Wabash Power, partnered with "War Dogs Making It Home," of Chicago, Illinois.
War Dogs is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that helps veterans from Vietnam to the present who are struggling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The veterans are paired with a rescue dog in a two-year program of service dog training and ongoing group support at no cost to the veteran. Research has overwhelmingly demonstrated positive effects on veterans who have been paired with service dogs including reduced stress levels, better quality sleep, and sometimes even reductions in medication dosage.
US Navy veteran, Thomas, was paired with rescued service dog Caleb, who graduated last month. This veteran/service dog team was sponsored by Mrs. Caitung and Wabash Power. Mrs. Caitung was so moved by the program that she, on behalf of Wabash Power and her late husband Richard's legacy, has decided to initiate a second 2-year sponsorship for another United States veteran.
Elana Morgan and Eva Braverman run the War Dogs organization. "Every service dog becomes their veteran's "four legged life-line," Braverman and Morgan said. "They become their partner in the daily struggle to regain confidence by helping to reconnect with loved ones and resume activities in their communities. We say the vet saves the dog, and the dog saves the vet, and it's so true. We are very grateful to Arlene and Wabash for their generosity. It means so much us."
Since 2011, War Dogs Making It Home has matched 49 rescue dogs with PTSD veterans in need. You can find out more about the organization and how you can help by visiting Facebook.com/WarDogsMakingItHome
Since 1949, Wabash Power has been supplying industrial boilers and power generation equipment worldwide. With the largest and newest fleet of mobile rental boilers, Wabash can quickly respond to any steam need worldwide. Visit https://www.wabashpower.com to learn about our equipment and how we can help your boiler operation move forward.
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