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WHO-AM Helps Veterans One Puppy at a Time (WHO-AM)

Topic: Military-Focused Initiatives

iHeartMedia’s WHO-AM Des Moines afternoon drive talk host Simon Conway raised a record $22,000 on October 7 for The Puppy Jake Foundation, far surpassing last year’s total of $6,000. The Puppy Jake Foundation acquires, raises and trains service dogs for physically and mentally wounded veterans. Since the beginning of 2016, they have given 11 service dogs to wounded veterans, with nine more “graduates” scheduled to receive their diplomas in March 2017. “I was speechless … for about two seconds,” joked Conway. “People drove long distances, handed over huge sums of money and donated enough to acquire, train and ultimately hand over a service dog to a wounded Veteran for free!”

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