Service Dog For Local Disabled Veteran
The Friendly Toast is teaming up in support of Army Veteran Richard Quinn. Rick served in the Battle of Norfolk and 73 Eastlin, one of the largest and most fierce tank battles of the century. While serving he was stabbed in the chest with a knife that just barely missed his lung. Rick is disabled and living with severe PTSD along with night terrors, panic attacks and on and off anger issues.
But despite it all Rick devotes his life to helping disabled combat veterans and does so much for everyone else but himself. In addition to volunteering during his free time, he is back in school working to obtain his Masters Degree in Psychology. His goal is to educate himself so that he can continue to help disabled veterans as well as troubled youth.
Due to the fact that it’s nearly impossible for Rick to be in public without having an anxiety attack, a service dog would make a huge difference for Rick and his quality of life. The family has finally found a service dog that is 14 months, the perfect age for Rick to work with so he can have the help and needs, and is also considered a green trained dog. He is a Belgium Malinois named Chief, and though the breeder was kind enough to sell the dog at a discounted price, Chief is still $3,500 and it’s money they simply don’t have at the moment.
Our goal is to raise enough money to help Rick buy his service dog before thanksgiving. Time is crucial or they could lose him.
We are hosting a Friendly Fundraiser at all three of our locations, on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th from 4pm to 8pm. We will donate 20% of all sales between those hours, so come and dine in for a cause.
If you’re unable to attend the fundraiser please consider donating to Rick’s GoFundMe Page, every little bit helps!