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Pets for U.S. Heroes

First Bank of Highland Park is pleased to welcome Pets for U.S. Heroes as the featured non-profit organization on the Ruth Fell Wander Community Art Wall throughout the month of July. Pets for U.S. Heroes is a non-profit organization that recognizes and honors those who are currently serving or have served in the US military as well as first responders.

The mission of Pets for U.S. Heroes is to offer support, companionship and therapeutic benefits through the adoption of homeless dogs and cats to veterans, law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, first responders and others working in high stress occupations.

“As of today, we have placed 16 dogs and cats since the program launched in October 2018”, says Paula Goldman, President of U.S. Pets for Heroes. “We are honored to be featured on the Art Wall and share the transformative impact our program has had on those we serve. Our goal is to improve the adopters overall mental and physical health as well as reducing their stress level.”

The art wall exhibit provides an opportunity for members of the community to view a large-scale mural designed by 17-year-old senior Deerfield High School student, Hanna Greenfield. It also provides an opportunity for the community to learn more about the organization as well as ways to support Pets for U.S. Heroes. The exhibit is located in the bank lobby and will be open to the public during regular bank hours.

“Our experience was absolutely amazing with Pets for U.S. Heroes” Mary D., Westchester Fire Department.  “I highly recommend this program to anyone who is a veteran or works as a first responder.”

On Saturday, July 13, join Pets for U.S. Heroes at an adoption event co-hosted with Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) at 2741 S. Western Ave., in Chicago from 12pm to 6pm. CACC will waive all adoption fees for approved adopters. You can also visit the Pets for U.S. Heroes booth at City of Highland Park Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 27th.

For more information about Pets for U.S. Heroes, visit www.petsforusheroes.org or call (773) 491-1878.

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