America's VetDogs program featured at next Mary Slocumb Chapter DAR meeting

Posted at 8:03 PM on Oct 25, 2017

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The next meeting of the Mary Slocumb Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mooresville Public Library.

The meeting will feature Retired SFC Kent Phyfe and his dog Mike, a graduate of the America’s VetDogs program.

Phyfe’s presentation will focus on service animals. Mike is trained to press buttons to open doors, alert the public if Phyfe falls, and call 911 in an emergency.

Created in 2003, America’s VetDogs trains dogs and pairs them with veterans, active-duty service members and first responders with disabilities such as PTSD, vision or hearing loss and traumatic brain injuries to enhance mobility and renew independence.

The meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. The Mooresville Public Library is located at 304 South Main St.

Learn More

For more information, contact Brenda Collins at 704-516-0278.

About The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 177,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. DAR members are committed to volunteer service having served more than 12.5 million hours in communities throughout the world during the past three years. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.DAR.org or connect with DAR on social media at facebook.com/TodaysDAR, twitter.com/TodaysDAR and youtube.com/TodaysDAR.

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