A dog-gone good cause
Representatives of Rally4Veterans and the Urbandale-based non-profitPuppy Jake Foundation met at Rally Point in Laurens. Rally4Veteransfounder Vani Ahlers presented Puppy Jake CEO Becky Beach with acheck for $20,000. The funds were raised in a multi-county effort toprovide the money needed to train a service dog for an Iowa veteran.Pictured, front row (l-r): Dennis Krips, Jane Else with Kevin the dog,Jennifer Valentine, and Gail Norman. Back row (l-r): Brent Peterson,Bob Schuler, Helen Schuler, Nancy J. Saltzstein, Bob Dallenhbachwith Taylor the puppy, Becky Beach, Vani Ahlers, Sheryl Ahlers, andRob Norman. Rally4Veterans board members not pictured includeBrian Runneberg, Amy Rubel, Liza Ludwig, Ann Harrison and TomReis. Photo by JAMIE WHITNEY
$20,000 donation helps Laurens group pair service dog with veteran
BY JAMIE WHITNEY
Mission accomplished! On Dec. 12, Laurens-based Rally4Veterans welcomed guests from the Puppy Jake Foundation to the Busiest Little Town in Iowa to present the non-profit group a check for $20,000. The funds raised by Rally4Veterans will be used to train a service dog for an Iowa veteran.