The amazing success of the Feb. 23 Eagles and Ag benefit concert Soar Like An Eagle, sponsored by the partnership of the G-3-1 Korea Association and the Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley, was due to the outpouring of effort, financial and gift contributions for the Chinese auction from many citizens, organizations and business owners of Douglas County. Concert Committee Chairman Dave Nelson’s Letter to the Editor in the March 14 Record-Courier documented the donors. G-3-1 Korea is grateful to the Kiwanians and to each and all of you for your gifts. The dog, Cyrus, received by Gardnerville Ranchos resident, Fred Meyling, was a replacement, provided by G-3-1 Korea, for his service dog that had been intentionally shot last March.
The goals of the event were not only to raise funds to provide service/therapy dogs for wounded warriors but also to increase the public’s awareness of what these animals are capable of doing and the life values that they are capable of restoring to our service men and women. Both of these goals were achieved beyond all the expectations of the committee workers.
At the prelude to the concert, breeder Garnett Thompson and trainer Karen Greenhill showed their National and International Champion Borzoi Wolfhounds as breeds that have functioned as psychiatric service dogs. Ms. Thompson has already donated many pups from her prized Borzoi’s to support needy veterans.
This joint event was another of many for G-3-1 Korea to follow to increase support for the needs of wounded warriors. Should you want to donate, send a check to G-3-1 Korea, Attn: Paul Price, Treasurer, 1109 Lavista Way, Louisville, KY 40219. G-3-1 is a 501.(c).(19) organization – all donations are tax deductible – memo your donation: service/therapy dog.
G-3-1 Korea Project Coordinator