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Tower of Hope fundraisers on Veterans Day


Simultaneous fund raising events for Tower of Hope, an organization that teams veterans with severe physical and/or psychological disabilities with specially-trained service dogs are being held Wednesday at the Pocantico Hills home of Jeff and Pat Joseph and in Pound Ridge at the home of Dr. Emer Leahy and her husband, Donald Perun.

Founded by Sleepy Hollow resident Cathy Carilli, whose husband, Tom Sinton, was killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, Tower of Hope pays about $25,000 for each service dog, which includes training, placement and ongoing veterinary care.

The dogs do a myriad of tasks for their owners, who receive the animals at no cost.

Check out the organization’s website here for more information on the programs, the fundraisers, and how you can help.

This entry was posted on Monday, November 9th, 2009 at 5:13 pm by Rich Liebson. |
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KatieRich Liebson is a "military brat" who grew up on bases in the U.S. and Germany during his father's 23-year career as an Air Force enlisted man. Rich enlisted in the Army in 1976 and until his discharge in 1980 was assigned to the 78th Engineer Battalion in Ettlingen, Germany, as a public information specialist and translator. He's been a reporter at The Journal News and its forerunner, the Reporter Dispatch, for more than 20 years. During that time he's covered a variety of beats and has written frequently about veterans and veterans issues.
HemaHema Easley was born and raised in India, where she worked as a reporter for The Associated Press and United Press International. While in India she wrote about the insurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir and covered the 1999 India-Pakistan conflict in the mountains of Kashmir. She joined The Journal News in 2002. She has covered municipal government in Westchester and now covers on social services in Rockland as well as military issues.

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