Federal Emergency Management Agency interviewed HOPE teams serving at the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at the Sumter County Civic Center in South Carolina. (click here)
In the wake of this tragedy (the death of a high school football player), LaSalle High School wanted to do whatever they could for students.
With today being the first day back after the tragic news of Mitchell Snyder’s death, the high school brought in different types of counseling services for students. One of these included therapy dogs from Hope Animal Assisted Crisis Response. “It brings a lot of comfort and encouragement,” Hope Animal Assisted Crisis Response volunteer Julia Meier said. “Physically they actually absorb the stress of the people that are petting them. The people feel better because they’re feeling calmed down.”
For full story by Blayke Roznowski and video, click here
Crisfield Holds 2nd Annual ‘Camp Noah’ for Disaster Relief
By Lauren Holloway | July 29, 2015
HOPE Teams recently supported Camp Noah – a national program developed by Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota to help children by providing a safe place to process their experience and build resiliency for the future.
Relieving disaster through dog therapy
By David Hermanovitch
Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Dogs, known as man’s best friend, are also known to assist people with a variety of medical conditions. On Friday, dogs from all across the nation gathered at the Binghamton University Downtown Center to learn how to provide a different kind of support.
Nearly a dozen dogs and their handlers are earning national certification through HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) during a three-day course. The course began Friday and runs through Sunday. After the course, the animals will be certified disaster relief dogs.
(click here for story and video)
Every year HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response holds their annual meeting in a different location. The nonprofit therapy dog organization has five regions, and each year one of them gets to choose the city. This year the decision fell to the Southeast Region. They chose Charleston.
(click here for full story by Erika Mansourian)
HOPE teams have been with the people of Charleston as they remember the lives of those who were taken too soon and recover to carry on their legacy.
Click here for a story from People Magazine’s Alexandra Rockey Fleming
HOPE Teams assist at the FEMA Multi Agency Resource Center in Houston
(photo by Jocelyn Augustino – Jun 10, 2015)
Thank you to all the business and individuals who contributed to the HOPE on-line auction!!
- Amit Eschel: www.etsy.com/people/SiberianArtJewelry
- ApolkadotlifeLLC: https://www.etsy.com/shop/APolkaDotLifeLLC
- Bernadette Kazmarski: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PortraitsOfAnimals
- Camp Bainbridge: www.etsy.com/shop/BainbridgeFarmGoods
- Chilly Paws: https://www.etsy.com/shop/rendachs
- Earthbath: https://www.facebook.com/earthbath
- In Stitches Embroidery by Kristin: https://www.etsy.com/shop/InStitchesByKristin
- K9 Art Gallery: www.etsy.com/shop/k9artgallery
- LadybugFeet Designs: http://LadybugfeetDesigns.etsy.com
- Leigh Meriweather: http://honoringourpets.com/
- LeJax Creations: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeJaxCreations
- Maria Haner: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Cinnamons
- Mary Clift: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarysPoshDoggieDiner?ref=l2-shopheader-name
- Megan Carn Art: http://www.megancarn.com/
- Paula Millikin: http://islandtopdesigns.com/
- Serina Jones: https://www.facebook.com/PoochTags
- Shyla Contreras: http://www.hobknobin.com/
- SoapMuffin, Inc: https://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanFireProducts
- Springwood Cabins (Ohio): http://www.springwoodcabins.com/
- The Sneaky Snail Store: https://www.facebook.com/sneakysnailstories
- The Yarn Kitchen: https://www.etsy.com/shop/theYarnKitchen
- Tropiclean: http://tropiclean.com/
- Amy Linder
- Barb Geno
- Brian Flynn
- Christine Palmer
- Diane Mann
- Imelda Rocha
- Janet Velenovsky
- Janice Jensen
- Kelly Aylerville
- Linda Limina
- Liz Cooper
- Logan Storm
- Melanie Dunbar
- Molly Aldridge
- Ned Polan
- Nick Meier
- Roxanne Johnson
- Sue Francis
- Susan Johansen
- Yvonne Eaton Stull
MARYSVILLE — When Braeden Boyle spotted his new friend the other day, his expression brightened. The lanky freshman bent down and hugged him. They’d spend the next half hour together, walking along the south fence line of Marysville Pilchuck High School where students, staff and volunteers were taking down weathered tributes to classmates shot in the cafeteria Oct. 24.
Like a lot of students, the tragedy hit Braeden hard. Bungee, a 3-year-old English Labrador, could sense that and became his companion.
“You watch him change when he is around that dog,” said Gregg Kuehn, the district’s human resources supervisor who watched their reunion Monday.
Another 21 dogs trained in crisis response fanned out across the Marysville School District in the days after the shooting. Their job is to help survivors and emergency responders relieve stress. They’re what’s known as comfort dogs.
For full article by Eric Stevick, Herald Writer, click here