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Help us Provide a Service Dog to a Disabled Vet

Help us Provide a Service Dog to a Disabled Veteran

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Founded by a disabled veteran, Fidos4Heroes (DBA Freedom Fidos) rescues dogs from shelters, trains them to be service dogs and places them with disabled veterans for at no cost to the individual. We have placed 36 dogs since our inception three years ago and have a waiting list of over 200 plus individuals. We are honored and blessed to provide this service. We are so thankful for your help and support which is greatly enhancing the lives of Veterans.

Freedom Fidos,a  501(c)3 non-profit organization with no paid employees that relies only on donations from individuals, corporations and foundation grants to do our work. Monetary donations are always appreciated and tax deductible! We do not receive any Federal, State or Government funding. We operate entirely off donations from the public. This is for Freedom Fidos General Fund which covers all our costs for acquiring, training and giving these special dogs. Please give today so that we can continue our mission this year.


Matt Burgess spent 8 years in the US Army with deployments to Iraq, Bosnia, and Macedonia. During those deployments he experienced four blast explosions resulting in traumatic brain injury, as well as a reaction to the Anthrax Vaccination which resulted in eighteen medical conditions. Matt was medically retired from the Army in 2007 and granted 100% permanent and total disability rating from the Veterans Administration.

In 2013 Matt pet dog, Brinks was performing many lifesaving tasks for Matt. Consequently Matt wanted Brinks to be trained to be a service dog. Matt found an organization, and trained Brinks to be his service dog.

Matt’s service dog, Brinks, wakes Matt up when he stops breathing at night, carries groceries, alerts Matt to changes in his health, brings Matt's phone when he has blackouts, retrieves items off the ground which greatly reduces Matt’s pain level, and much more. Brinks is Matt’s lifeline. Matt started Freedom Fidos in order to provide other veterans the same quality of life Matt experiences as the result of having a service dog.
 
In 2014 Matt started Freedom Fidos. An IRS approved 501(c)(3) whose mission was to rescue dogs from shelters, train them to be service dogs, and provide them at no cost to disabled veterans.  Freedom Fidos spent two years in Myrtle Beach ,SC.

After moving to Columbus, GA, Matt dissolved  Freedom Fido’s, and started Fidos4Heroes, which received its IRS 501 (C)(3) status in September 2016. Matt’s organization has placed 36 dogs since its inception and has a waiting list of over 200 individuals.

Fidoes4Heroes(DBA Freedom Fidos) is excited about their purchase of a four acre plot of land, in November 2016, in Columbus GA, which will the facility. Fundraising campaigns will begin soon which will enable us to complete the metal outbuilding which will not only be state of the art, but also, house eight dogs enabling us to start reducing our waiting list and enriching the lives of  the veterans which need our services.

Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos.



 Donation Structure (for service dog)

 

Full Sponsorship - $24,000.00

 

Full sponsorship covers the entire cost of one participant for the entire duration of the Freedom Fidos Service Dog Program. 

 

Each sponsor will receive the following:

Sponsor’s company logo will be placed in a prominent position on the Freedom Fido Service Dog shirt, which will be worn by the Veteran at training and events.  Sponsor’s company logo will receive top placement on Freedom Fidos website as a sponsor.  Sponsor will receive a quality picture and frame of the Veteran and Service Dog displaying sponsor’s charitable involvement. Sponsor will also receive an official Freedom Fidos Service Dog shirt, like the one worn by the Veteran.  Additionally, near completion of the program, the participant sponsored and the founder of Freedom Fidos will travel and speak to sponsor’s organization about the positive impact one’s donation has had in the life of the participant and Freedom Fidos.

 

Half Sponsorship - $12,000.00

 

Half sponsorship will cover half of the cost for one participant for the Freedom Fido Service Animal.

 

Each sponsor will receive the following:

Sponsor’s company logo will be placed on the Freedom Fido Service Dog shirt, which will be worn by the Veteran at training and events.  Sponsor’s company logo will receive top placement on Freedom Fidos website as a sponsor.  Sponsor will receive a quality picture and frame of the Veteran and Service Dog displaying sponsor’s charitable involvement. Sponsor will also receive an official Freedom Fidos Service Dog shirt, like the one worn by the Veteran. 

 

Sponsorship - $6,000.00

 

Sponsorship will provide support to all of the Freedom Fidos Service Dog participants.  

 

Each sponsor will receive the following:

Sponsor’s company logo will be placed on the Freedom Fidos t-shirts, which will be worn by all participants at trying and each event.  Sponsor’s company logo will be listed on Freedom Fidos website as a sponsor. Sponsor will also receive an official Freedom Fidos Challenge t-shirt.

 

General Fundraising

 

Friends of Freedom Fidos

 

$100.00 donation a month for 12 months

**Sponsor will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, and will be listed on Freedom Fidos website as a supporter.

 

$75.00 donation a month for 12 months

**Sponsor will receive a t-shirt and will be listed on Freedom Fidos website as a supporter.

 

$50.00 donation a month for 12 months 

**Sponsor will receive a water bottle and will be listed on Freedom Fidos website as a supporter.

 

$25.00 donation a month for 12 months 

**Sponsor will be listed on Freedom Fidos website as a supporter

 

**Friends of Freedom Fidos will have the option of making a one-time payment or a recurring monthly payment.  With one-time payments, gifts will arrive within 4-6 weeks.  With recurring method payments, gifts will be sent out after the 11 month's donation, arriving within 4-6 weeks.

 

One Time Donation of Any Amount

 

Freedom Fidos accepts one time donations in any amount.  Should one time donations meet the amount of any of the Friends of Freedom Fidos, sponsor will automatically receive the corresponding gifts identified under general fundraising guidelines.  Gifts will arrive in 4-6 weeks.

 

 

Choose Your Donation Frequency

Select an amount.

Bronze ($5)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Silver ($10)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Gold ($25)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Platinum ($50)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Diamond ($100)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Philanthropist ($250)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Philanthropist ($1,000)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Bronze ($15)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Silver ($30)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Gold ($75)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Platinum ($150)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Diamond ($300)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Philanthropist ($750)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Philanthropist ($3,000)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Bronze ($60)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Silver ($120)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Gold ($300)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Platinum ($600)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Diamond ($1,200)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Philanthropist ($3,000)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

Philanthropist ($12,000)

Two words: Endless gratitude. Much Love from all of us at Freedom Fidos, and the veteran you just helped. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to greatly enrich the lives of disabled veterans

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