Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union Raises $1,205 for K9 Warriors Inc.

On Friday, October 26th, Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union’s Social Action Committee presented a check for $1,205 to Gabriel Ruiz, Founder and CEO of K9 Warriors Inc. to help with the cost of training K9s for Combat Veterans in our area. All CU employees make a donation for the privilege to wear jeans on Fridays and the money from this drive during the second and third quarter funded this donation.

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Pictured left to right: U.S. Marine Veteran Pat, K9 Alpha, Jersey Shore FCU Staff Member Amanda, Jersey Shore FCU Staff Member Brandon, U.S. Army Veteran and Founder/CEO of K9 Warriors Inc. Gabriel, K9 Alala, Jersey Shore FCU CEO Jim, Jersey Shore Staff Member Daisy, Jersey Shore Staff Member and Social Action Chair Jeannie, and Jersey Shore Staff Member Yolanda.

Mr. Ruiz stated, “I’m so appreciative to be a part of such a wonderful Credit Union and Community.” He is “always so appreciative not only for what the Credit Union raised for their organization but also for the positive response he gets from the local Community.” Mr. Ruiz and his fellow Veteran Pat spoke with our staff and shared a lot about the organization and the progress that Pat has made with his relatively newer K9 Alpha. They then spoke in detail about how important it is that the Veteran make the connection by learning the training from K9 Warriors Inc. to then train the K9. In going about training this way it ensures maximum bonding between the K9 and the Veteran and is one of the biggest things that makes the training and this Organization so special.

One of the many other things that sets this organization apart is that Mr. Ruiz and all of his staff are all Combat Veterans themselves, down to the Board of Directors. All of the funds they raise go in to training the K9s for the various skills they will need to be successful in helping their Combat Veteran to whom they are paired. The Veteran does not pay for anything. All training, food, vet visits, etc. are covered by K9 Warriors Inc.

A sincere thank you is extended to the staff of Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union.