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Levittown Lions Club Raises Money for Vet Guide Dogs

Donations go towards training guide dogs for returning veterans.

The Lions Club of Levittown with VetDogs this past Saturday at the Business to Community Expo.
The Lions Club of Levittown with VetDogs this past Saturday at the Business to Community Expo.
The Levittown Lions Club showcased two puppy guide dogs at the Business to Community Expo this past Saturday, as the club is working on raising money for America's VetDogs program.   

The club has been working with Smithtown Guide Dog Foundation for the past 25 years. Donations are now going towards the VetDogs program, which helps returning service men and women in a number of ways. 

“Right now our goal is $6,000, which is half way met,” said Tom DiIorio Sr., member of the Lions Club. “  

The VetDogs program teams disabled veterans and service members with specially trained assistance dogs. The program is an overall assistance dog program which uses guide dogs, service dogs, and state-of-the-art technology to enhance the lives of disabled veterans of all eras – from WWII to those recently wounded in active conflicts.  

“We want the community to know about the project and our vet dogs, and to let the Levittown community know that the Lions club is out there to help our community members, our returning veterans, by donating a puppy,” he said.  

Residents can visit www.guidedog.org for more info. or call 1800-548-4337 to get in touch with a Vet Dog project manager.
Amy October 17, 2012 at 09:05 AM
Great group, great cause!

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