NextHome has announced a new national charity partner, Canine Companions for Independence®, a non-profit with the primary purpose to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs. The partnership will drive national donation efforts from its local offices to generate additional funds that will provide Canine Companions assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities free of charge.
The partnership with Canine Companions was revealed during the fourth annual NextHome conference, held recently. The three-day event in Las Vegas brought together hundreds of NextHome franchisees, brokers and agents from across the country to take a first peek on trending industry insights and introduce new programs, such as this partnership.
“As a firm believer in investing in your own team and giving back to local communities, it made perfect sense to associate NextHome with an organization that is equally dedicated to society by delivering the greatest resources to individuals in need,” states Chief Executive Officer James Dwiggins. “Our hope is that our match-made partnership with Canine Companions for Independence will enrich the lives of those people through the support of our offices, agents, followers, friends and families.”
Canine Companions introduced the concept of assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities in 1975. With professional instructors who possess hundreds of years of cumulative experience in both training assistance dogs and being able to instruct people with over 60 different types of disabilities, Canine Companions is now known as the largest provider of assistance dogs in the world.
“We’re excited about this new partnership with NextHome and appreciate that they share our belief in the value of collaboration and community,” adds Paige Mazzoni, chief executive officer of Canine Companions for Independence. “With the support from NextHome and their franchise with hundreds of offices across the nation, we’ll be able to unite more people with dogs in a powerful program that opens up new opportunities and new possibilities and allows us to expand the work that we do that improves the quality of life for so many people.”
NextHome is encouraging its members, friends, families and supporters to help raise funds to support the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Donations will allow Canine Companions to continue to provide expertly trained assistance dogs and follow-up services free of charge to adults, children and veterans.
To learn more about the new partnership and ways to support Canine Companions for Independence, please visit cci.org/nexthome.
By RISMedia Staff
Testimonials from Reaching Out Now volunteers
Reaching Out Now had a busy week last week serving meals to 83 families in Warren County. The work RON is doing is just amazing. Every Tuesday and Thursday, volunteers from the community come together to deliver the delicious food that Chef Devin Smith and wife Teketia prepare along with other volunteers. Meals are healthy combinations of favorites like BBQ sandwich with cole slaw, pork chops & mashed potatoes, shepards pie, or spaghetti & meatballs, just to name a few! Watch this video to hear testimonials from some of the volunteers as they arrived to pick up their deliveries for the night:
Featured in the video: Front Royal Police Chief Magalis & Captain Cline, Allen Linder and Cheyenne Bailey (Girl of Destiny), Debbie Ploski, Samantha Barber & Ms April (Participating family), Brian and Joan Ahier, Carol Hoopes, Teketia Smith, Krystal Hall, Devin Smith, and Joe Barber.
To learn more about Reaching Out Now visit: reachingoutnow.org.
Shower Trailer update for Warren County’s Thermal Shelter guests
The shower trailer will be available to the guests of our local Thermal Shelter during the winter. It will also be available in case of disaster and for emergency personnel. In the past we have borrowed shower trailers from other counties. We are finally filling a high demand need!
The goal is to have three separate shower stalls installed. The trailer will be complete with hot water heaters and toiletries. Each stall will have it’s own door for privacy and convenience.
In the links below, there are items that are needed for purchase if you would like to help in lieu of a cash donation. Links provided by Robert Hupman, the man with the plan!
- 275 Gallon Water Tank
- Fold Up Step for 30″ Door
- Roll A Ramp – portable ramp 16ft L x 26″W – Fill your cart with this item: A12615A19 ($1,469.99)
Story provided to you by the Rotary Club of Warren County. To learn more about Rotary visit our website!
The community reads to our children – Captain Crystal Cline
Phoenix Project has a wonderful ongoing program reading to our children! The community is invited to prerecord a book reading and submit to the Phoenix Project to be used as a social media post each Friday!
For those who might need a little extra technical help, please feel free to reach out to the Phoenix Project directly, or Jen Avery (540-683-0790 or email@example.com) who has volunteered her assistance in capturing your video and submitting on your behalf.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight — read by Captain Crystal Cline
Meet February’s business sponsored pet of the month, Jewel
Jewel is about one year old. She will be spayed on February 17 and will be available for adoption after. Jewel has a good bit of energy so she will need to go to a family ready to play!
The Humane Society is currently operating by appointment only. Please take 5 minutes to fill out an online application. Someone from the shelter will call you and schedule your meet and greet time shortly after you submit your application. humanesocietywarrencounty.com
Be sure to come out to the Warren County Humane Society to visit with Jewel and her friends who are ready for their furever homes!
Adoption fees sponsored by:
- Maria Martinez
Powers Insurance Agency, Inc.
135 North Royal Avenue | Front Royal, VA 22630-2613
Adoption & video sponsored by:
- Jennifer Avery, REALTOR ®
“Your Happy Home Expert!”
CRUM REALTY, INC.
318 S Loudoun Street, Winchester VA
(Call today to schedule a chat about your real estate options.)
Do you have a favorite author? Adopt-An-Author Program is for you!
Samuels Library has a new program launching called Adopt-An-Author! Watch this video to learn more from Melody Hotek, President of Friends of Samuels Library.
Do you have an author that you LOVE and want to be the first to read all new publications? February is a special month at the library for a few other reasons too. Check it out!!
Samuels Public Library
FRWRC Center Stage: Kimberly Hancock with Code Ninjas
FRWRC Center Stage with Kimberly Hancock (Dare to Dream Grant Recipient) and a new Main Street business called Code Ninjas. Do you have children at home who consider themselves “gamers?” Let’s put these gamers to work and learn how to code interactively! Watch this episode to learn the Who, What, Why, and Where behind Code Ninjas.
Front Royal Women’s Resource Center is featuring a new series called Center Stage. This is a chance for women in our community to share information about business, causes, events that are special to them. Host Jen Avery makes it fun, easy, and “empowering.” Contact the FRWRC for more information. Are you a member of the FRWRC? Consider membership too!
Front Royal Women’s Resource Center
“Empowering Women to Change Their World”