LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A foundation that does important work training service dogs to help people who suffer from 'PTSD' has had trouble finding a permanent home. Until now.
The For Veterans' Sake foundation will officially make Longview its new training ground home office after a donation of property.
The new training grounds for service dogs provided by the 'For Veterans Sake' foundation, is off of Thomas road in north Longview, and was donated by a benefactor, who heard their story.
"They said hey I got some property, if you want it you can use it as much as you want," says foundation director Monty Hudson.
Complete with existing buildings the plan is to make the 10 acres a complete training facility.
"It's going to be our headquarters our primary training facility in the united states. This is where we're going to be doing our trainers training courses. It's an old paint ball place, so it has all the old barricades and barrels around that we can use as training aids," Hudson says.
Veterans can see the importance of the foundation having a facility.
"They come back and they've seen a lot of stuff, and they've gone through stuff and they've got a lot of stuff they won't talk to anyone about. To any civilian because a civilian will not understand what they've gone through," says army combat medic veteran Tim Newcombe.
But there's much to do. Land and brush has to be cleared and the buildings cleaned out.
"We need a brush-hog, a backhoe maybe. Some labor power and maybe some tree trimmer on the tree line that comes through the property," says Hudson.
The mission remains helping veterans, only now with a permanent home.
"We're not here to make money at this. We're here, our goal is our veterans taken care of. We never charge for nothing and we never will," Hudson says.
Hudson says he hopes, with a little help, to be able to have the training facility up and running in a week. If you'd like to help, visit the foundation on Facebook.