Operation Hat Trick (OHT) Makes Donations to Two Organizations Supporting Veteran Outreach
HAMPTON, N.H., January 4, 2022 – Operation Hat Trick (OHT), an innovative non-profit supporting the recovery of wounded service members and veterans, announced today they have made donations to two non-profit organizations. The donations support a variety of outreach programs for wounded and recovering service members and veterans.
The organizations receiving the donations are Canine Companions and The Independence Fund. The donation to Canine Companions will be used to provide training for a service dog specifically for a veteran who has Post Traumatic Stress. The donation to The Independence Fund will provide an opportunity for a veteran to receive an all-terrain track chair, which will provide a life-changing gift of mobility and increased independence for the veteran.
“We are extremely proud to be making these donations to Canine Companions and The Independence Fund,” said Dot Sheehan, Founder and CEO of OHT. “We are grateful for the help these organizations will provide to those veterans in need enabling them to lead more independent, healthy lives”.
About Operation Hat Trick
Operation Hat Trick is recognized by GuideStar as a Platinum seal of transparency organization for its responsible (https:/learn.guidestar.org/platinum). Dedicated to Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, two Navy SEALs who were killed in Iraq in 2008 and are buried side by side at Arlington National Cemetery, OHT never forgets their sacrifice.
OHT is differentiated from other veteran-focused nonprofits by its innovative operating model. OHT pioneered the first national philanthropic co-branded cause marketing retail apparel licensing program. Rather than relying on donations to raise money, OHT receives a royalty on every product purchase of co-branded apparel and merchandise in conjunction with over 500 supporting American colleges and universities, as well as many NHL, NBA and MiLB teams. Its products are also available via online retailers such as Fanatics, Amazon and national retailers including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Kohl’s, Lids, Scheels and more.
Support and learn more about Operation Hat Trick by visiting operationhattrick.org.
About Canine Companions
Canine Companions is leading the service dog industry so their clients and their dogs can live with greater independence. They provide service dogs to adults, children and veterans with disabilities and facility dogs to professionals working in healthcare, criminal justice and educational settings. Since their founding in 1975, their dogs and all follow-up services are provided at no cost to their clients.
For more information, visit canine.org.
About The Independence Fund
Founded in 2007, The Independence Fund is committed to empowering our nation’s catastrophically wounded, injured, or ill veterans to overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty. They are dedicated to improving the lives of both our Veterans and their families. Through their Mobility, Caregiver, Advocacy, Casework, Operation RESILIENCY, Independence@Home and Family programs, The Independence Fund strives to bridge the gap of unmet needs for Veterans and their Caregivers.
For more information, visit independencefund.org.