Second Quarter Impact:

For the ​​​​second quarter of 201​7, FT Cares Foundation impacted ​18 organizations totaling $​​​​​31,809.19.

Impact April 2017: Service / Therapy Animals

April 201​8 donations will be posted when available; below are the ​​April 2017 Impact donations so you can see the organizations the Foundation has previously impacted.

The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation trains Canine-Firefighter Disaster Search Teams to search for people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters.The Foundation continued its support with a donation of $2,500 to help fund this important work.

$2,500 was given to The National Education for Assistance Dog Services, Inc. (NEADS) to help fund client Katelynne Steinke’s service dog Jones.  Katelynne is a Paralympic hopeful that became a paraplegic due to a car accident in 2008 and is hoping to earn a spot on the rowing team for Tokyo 2020. NEADS provides independence to people who are deaf or have a disability through the use of canine assistance.

$2,000 was granted to Ready Set Ride, a therapeutic recreation facility that utilizes horses and individualized activities to assist children in the community. This grant will provide horse shoes for two horses for one year.

$2,000 was granted to Austin Dog Alliance’s Hounds for Heroes program which provides a highly-trained psychiatric service dog at low- or no-cost to service men and women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder in order to improve their quality of life.

The Foundation was also proud to help employee Erik Jackson make an Extra Difference this month. $200 was donated to the National MS Society in support of his walk for MS