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Community gives hope to veterans

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The goal was to raise $20,000 for Patriot Paws, a Texas-based nonprofit that provides service dogs for disabled veterans.

Instead, the community rose to the occasion, opened their hearts and pocketbooks and donated $24,000 over the course of two months.

A check presentation was made to Patriot Paws founder Lori Stevens on Friday. The donation will be used to purchase service dogs wounded veterans, making a significant difference in their lives. These individuals who gave of themselves in service to our country deserve it, and the community will be appreciated for their generosity and kindness.

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