Wednesday, 10 September 2014 17:00

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Helps Raise $40,000 for Helping Paws

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced on Sept. 9, 2014 it helped raise more than $40,000 during the second annual Bent Creek Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Helping Paws, Inc.

Over 100 golfers and guests gathered at the Bent Creek Golf Course in Eden Prairie, MN on August 11, 2014 to support Helping Paws of Hopkins, MN.

The second annual golf event is part of Helping Paws’ initiative to provide the healing power of service dogs to disabled veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The cost of raising and training a service dog is estimated at $30,000. The canine companions will assist in transitioning returning veterans back to civilian and home life.

“We are honored to partner with important organizations like Helping Paws to support our Veterans,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief executive officer.

“We want to give back to our veterans in recognition of the sacrifices they make for our freedom and country. Supporting Helping Paws to help heal our military heroes is our privilege.”

Since 1984, ABRA has been supporting charitable causes in Minnesota and throughout the United States with similar core values and common goals. The company has raised more than a million dollars for local charities in the Twin Cities area and across the country.