HERNDON, Va. — TRI-BUILT, the exclusive brand of roofing products for Beacon, announced its partnership with K9s For Warriors. The comprehensive partnership will include the sponsorship of future Service Dogs, the donation of roofing materials, and more services supporting the K9s For Warriors' mission of serving veterans as honorably as they served our country.
As part of the commitment to giving back to our communities, Beacon has been a longtime supporter of veterans, annually hosting the Beacon of Hope contest, which rewards deserving veteran homeowners and organizations with new roofs.
“Our TRI-BUILT roofing products are known for their reliability, and we want veterans to have the dependable and loyal support of a Service Dog,” said Jonathan Bennett, Beacon’s chief commercial officer. “K9s For Warriors’ mission aligns with our values that put people first and strive to make every day safer for our employees, customers and communities.”
With most dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/veteran team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates their collective healing and recovery. Each month, veterans arrive at K9s For Warriors to take part in a three-week, in-house training program at no cost to veterans. K9s For Warriors provides a trained Service Dog, housing, all meals, equipment, veterinary care, and training in a welcoming environment that provides essential peer-to-peer support.
As the Service Dog is already trained prior to being paired with the veteran, the three-week training period teaches the veteran how to work with their Service Dog, and to facilitate the bonding necessary for the two to be a successful team. To date, K9s For Warriors has graduated more than 750 K9/Warrior teams and rescued 1,500 dogs.
“We are honored to become a part of the Beacon community in support of their efforts to raise awareness of veteran assistance programs,” said K9s For Warriors CEO Rory Diamond. “Our work would not be possible without generous sponsorships and awareness of our mission created with partners like Beacon. We look forward to developing a multifaceted partnership together with Beacon that helps us save more veterans and Service Dogs.”
K9s For Warriors is a nonprofit organization determined to end veteran suicide, providing highly-trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. K9s For Warriors save two lives with each match — a rescue dog, and a deserving veteran.
Learn more about Beacon’s values-based Corporate Social Responsibility at becn.com/2021-CSR-Report.