K9s For Warriors
December 29, 2020
K9s For Warriors, whose mission is to serve disabled veterans, held an unveiling ceremony Monday revealing the new name of the organization’s main campus.
In a ceremony, a new sign was revealed reading “The Shari Duval K9s For Warriors National Headquarters” replacing the old campus name “Camp K9” as the official title of the organization’s main campus.
Staff, volunteers, and dogs gathered out front to celebrate Shari Duval, the woman they call Mom.
“Our team mission is the warriors,” Duval said. “Simple. Pure. Nothing else.”
Shari Duval founded K9s For Warriors in 2011 to provide service canines to veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of post-9/11 service. Shari was inspired to start the organization by her son, Brett Simon, a contractor who returned from two tours in Iraq suffering from severe post-traumatic stress.
“Without her inspiration and commitment none of this would have been possible,” said Rory Diamond, CEO of K9s For Warriors. “Her commitment to our veteran population paired with her understanding of the healing power of the companionship and love of a dog laid the foundation of what is now the nation’s largest provider of Service Dogs for disabled American veterans…”
The new sign reading “The Shari Duval K9s For Warriors National Headquarters” will greet all visitors as they arrive at the K9s For Warriors main campus.