Harris Rebar Partners with Wounded Warriors Canada

Company will sponsor the organizations $100,000 commitment to Courageous 
Companion Service Dog Program in 2014 
OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Wounded Warriors Canada is very proud to 
announce that Harris Rebar has partnered with Wounded Warriors to sponsor 
their 2014, $100,000 funding commitment to the Courageous Companions PTSD 
Service Dog program. 
This announcement was made at a special presentation today on Parliament Hill 
where Courageous Companions celebrated the placement of their 100(th) 
Certified Service Dog - Elijah. 
Wounded Warriors Canada has become the national leader in funding animal 
assisted support programs for Canadian Armed Forces members (serving and 
retired) suffering from the devastating impacts of PTSD. In 2013, the 
organization committed $80,000 to the Courageous Companion Service Dog program 
and is excited to now have a national funding partner in place with Harris 
Phil Ralph, National Program Director for Wounded Warriors Canada, commented, 
"Given the increased awareness around the availability of this groundbreaking 
program, I know it has been a challenge to keep up with the demand." 
"We remain committed to ensuring that no matter where a serving or retired CAF 
member resides, if they qualify, they will have access to this program. The 
contribution from Harris Rebar is a game changer and will work to keep the 
backlog of applicants down while allowing our organization to focus on special 
funding projects for the severely injured who would benefit from a service 
dog," said Ralph. 
David Camozzi, President of Eastern Operations for Harris Rebar, an affiliate 
of Nucor Corporation, commented, "Harris has 22 Canadian locations from 
British Columbia to Newfoundland. The company and its teammates are extremely 
excited to be involved with the Elite Service Dog program." 
"We have challenged every Canadian branch to sponsor the training of a 
companion animal for those who have faithfully served our nation and are in 
need of support as they get on with their lives after active service," said 
About Wounded Warriors Canada: 
Founded in 2006, Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization that 
helps Canadian Armed Forces members - be they regular force, reservists or 
retired - who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada. Through 
a wide range or programs and services, they help find solutions where gaps 
have left our soldiers in need. Currently, their primary focus is on mental 
health and, particularly, the staggering impact of PTSD, perpetrated by 
Operational Stress Injuries. Overall, however, their mandate is to help any 
Veteran in need as they transition to civilian life.

SOURCE  Wounded Warriors Canada 
Scott Maxwell Executive Director Wounded Warriors Canada 
scott@woundedwarriors.ca 289-388-6181 
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