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DONATIONS

MONETARY DONATIONS

Donate by cash/check via mail payable to:
USWDA Chapter 1
P.O. Box 356
Pinole, CA 94564.
















Your monetary donations support:






DONATE A VEHICLE/BOAT/TRAILER























IMPORTANT NOTICE!! Effective January 1, 2017 we will NOT ACCEPT ANY ITEM DONATIONS.

While we appreciate the good intentions, even with a specially designated military-approved list of donation items specified on our Amazon Wish List, people kept sending military-banned and inappropriate items, so we unfortunately can no longer accept any item donations from the general public. This is a great loss for our Military Working Dog teams, but we cannot put them at risk by accepting unapproved items.

We also continued to receive individual donations outside the Amazon Wish List despite our request not to do so, and they included soiled, damaged, expired, dangerous and military-banned donation items featured in our Donation List of Horrors.

There are many other ways to support our Military Working Dog Teams listed on this page, such as cash donations to fund Operation Military Care K9 and Postage for Paws, hosting an approved fundraiser for a cash donation (no items, please), buying US War Dogs Merchandise through our store, donating a vehicle, leaving a legacy to US War Dogs in your will, donating your time or adopting a retired Military Working Dog. We appreciate any help you can give our War Dogs and Handlers!







Go to the Fundraiser page for information on hosting a fundraising event to benefit US War Dogs Chapter 1.






Go to the USWar Dogs Store page to purchase items to support Operation Military Care K9.






LEAVE A LEGACY
*WILL - Leave a gift of a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the assets in your will to US War Dogs Chapter 1.
*ASSETS - Consider donating assets as a charitable gift such as cash, stocks & bonds, certificates of deposit, real estate, vehicles, art and jewelry. Such gifts may even provide estate tax savings.
*PENSION PLAN/IRA BENEFICIARY - Name US War Dogs Chapter 1 as the beneficiary of your pension plan or IRA.
*LIFE INSURANCE BENEFICIARY - Purchase a new life insurance policy naming US War Dogs Chapter 1 as the beneficiary or name US War Dogs Chapter 1 as the beneficiary of an existing policy.
*MEMORIAL GIFTS - Remember loved ones with memorial gifts to US War Dogs Chapter 1.
*ENCOURAGE OTHERS - Encourage family and friends to leave gifts to USWDA Chapter 1 in their wills.
*Ask your Financial Advisor to discuss charitable giving to US War Dogs Chapter 1 as part of their counsel to clients.







DONATE YOUR TIME
Volunteer Positions Currently Available


1. U.S. POSTAL SERVICE MAILING COORDINATOR
➤ Physical ability to lift and carry at least 20 lbs
➤ Ability to read and write the English language
➤ General math skills and ability to convert weight units (ounces to lbs)
➤ General knowledge of all branches of the military and military abbreviations
➤ Skilled at completing USPS Declaration 2976A Forms.
➤Hours per week: average 20
➤ Applicants needed throughout the State of California.


2. GRANT WRITER & ADMINSTRATOR
➤ Superior writing skills and mastery of the English language
➤ Knowledge of USWDA#1 and our mission
➤ Knowledge of all branches of the military and U.S. Military War Dogs
➤ Ability to research and successfully follow through with applications and ultimate dispositions of Grants
➤ Computer skills a must. Will need a personal computer (not access from Public Library) to have available for use.
➤ Hours per week: at least 10-12 hrs needed for each Grant.
➤ Expectations – a successfuly written grant that comes to fruition.
➤ Position open nationwide.

If you are interested in applying for any of the volunteer positions above, please email Gail Snyder at thebushwoman@comcast.net to request a volunteeer application. Please note that all applicants MUST pass a criminal background check prior to being accepted for a volunteer position with US War Dogs Chapter 1.







ADOPT A MILITARY WORKING DOG

If you are interested in adopting a Retired Military Working Dog (MWD), please go to the MWD Adoption page for more information.