Disabled Vets & First Responder K9 Training Center
Military members and first responders put their lives on the line every single day of their careers to ensure our country remains free and safe for all Americans. Unfortunately, many are injured in the line of duty never again returning to the work they love, and often finding their path in life is now obscured with no direction.
Their entire purpose was to help others; protect the weak and innocent; defend against harm, and most importantly...save lives. Yet now they are told they are no longer able to perform their duties leaving them in a state of shock and a feeling of abandonment.
My name is Brandon, and in 2006 while working as a police officer, my world was shattered when I was injured in the line of duty which led to complications and the amputation of my leg. I remember sitting in my hospital bed thinking, What am I supposed to do now? How is an officer with no leg supposed to continue to help the community and the nation he loves?
After several years of recovery and facing challenges in finding my purpose in life, I got my first service dog, and it forever changed my life. It allowed me to see there was still hope in doing what I was always so honored to do...help others! Today I am here to seek your support in helping other disabled veterans and first responders find their path through Red, White & Blue K9 (RWBK9).
Our mission is to provide the best explosive and narcotics K9 teams by hiring and training prior service members, injured military, and first responders who have met rigorous physical requirements and excel in the field of K9 detection services.
We honor our disabled veterans and first responder by providing them a safe space, physically and emotionally, to regain the quality of life and financial independence they thought they had lost after a life-changing event. We enable them to honor and serve their communities again with pride.
At RWBK9 our motto is "Helping America's Heroes Serve Again" by providing the opportunity for the amazing men and women who served our country proudly and who still meet the physical requirements, to train and deploy with a detection K9 as a bonded team.
Our training center will allow disabled members to train with their K9 (K9 and all K9 care and expenses provided by RWBK9 at no cost to members) in a safe, educational, motivational, and experienced environment. The training allows the handler to bond with their canine companion, build confidence, and when working engage with the public enabling them to educate them while making them aware of their abilities, dispelling the perception of a supposed disability. The community gets to see and focus on the exceptional ability of K9s and their handlers and how they can serve the community.
Our K9’s partnered with our heroes will form detection teams for Narcotics and Explosives to serve our government, local townships, religious institutions, educational facility’s, school districts, event promoters, parents, municipalities, businesses of all types and sizes, substance abuse/treatment facilities, correctional/detention facilities, shipping ports of entry, stadiums and community sporting events, and so much more!
Pictured above is my Susquehanna Service Dog Dyson who provided me the freedoms, companionship, and support to this stage in life to help other disabled first responders and veterans. We go beyond simply partnering a K9 with a hero...we are forever changing the lives of both our members and our communities.
Core Capabilities, Find out more about Core Capabilities on our website https://www.rwbk9.com/
With the support of people like you and the will of our disabled heroes to serve again, Red, White & Blue canine will become the gold standard in K9 Detection Services while having a large community impact by training police departments and assisting with sustainment training, having specialty classes like K9 trauma medicine, training community members dogs in basic obedience, and giving purpose to those once seen as only disabled.
(Constructions plans for Red, White & Blue K9)
100% of your generous donations will go directly to the following construction and renovation projects on the 13-acres of land I purchased with my life’s savings:
● Renovation of the existing home on the property to house our members and for veterans and/or first responders in need to live until they can get back on their feet and provide living quarters for visiting instructors
● Construction of a 3200 sq. ft Scent training building and a 1500 sq. ft open training facility
● Installation of water lines and electric
● Construction of an indoor-outdoor kennel
● Installation of an environmentally friendly road made with grass pavers
● Removing damaged buildings left on the property
● The purchase of equipment like travel kennels, travel trailer, leashes, additional K9’s
RWBK9 is so much more than a training center for K9s and their handlers. It provides a path for injured service members and first responders to heal and regain a quality of life they often think has been lost forever.
The key factor to RWBK9’s success is the support of people like you, our amazing heroes, and the companionship and training of our exceptional K9s. Our company shows a disability does not limit the ability of the person. That regardless of injuries, motivated individuals have risen above-perceived disabilities and overcome the physical and mental stereotypes to meet the requirements to perform the duties of a K-9 handler, trainer, and team member...keeping communities safe.
Thank you for your support and please share this campaign with your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers for together we can show our disabled heroes just how vital they are to our communities!
For more information, and to further support RWBK9 by purchasing merchandise such as clothing, please visit our website at https://www.rwbk9.com/
As a thank you for your support, we are honoring our donors with the following:
Plus, all donors’ names will be forever remembered and honored on our donor wall
The Medal of Honor
• Name a Building ($50,000+)
2. Open training house
3. Scent training building
4. Box training building
The Distinguished Service Cross
• Name a K9 ($10,000-$49,999 donation)
The Silver Star
• Special Areas naming ($10,000)
1. K9 Team Confidence course
2. Vehicle Search Area
3. Box room
4. Name a room in scent house
The Bronze Star with V, for Valor
• $1,500-$9,999- Long Sleeve RWBK9 Shirt, Patch, Coin, monthly updates.
The Bronze Star
• $500-$1,499 RWBK9 Patch and Coin, monthly updates, and of a K9 team or K9 in training.·
The Purple Heart
• $250-$499 Receive RWBK9 patch Story and photo of K9
Your Name displayed proudly on a brick within our brick path
RWBK9 Campaign Supporter
• Donation from 0-$249
All donations are welcome and remember you are all honored on our wall of donors.
Thank you again for helping us help our heroes.
Brandon C. Holiday