Sponsoring a Service Dog to Become a Veterans’ Companion
Ashburn, Virginia – March 23, 2023 – SteelCloud LLC, a leading STIG and CIS cyber compliance software developer, is excited to announce a new partnership with Veterans Moving Forward, a nonprofit organization that trains service and support dogs for veterans with physical and emotional challenges. SteelCloud has pledged to sponsor the training of one dog over the next two years.
Both SteelCloud and Veterans Moving Forward (VMF) give their clients a way forward in the following ways:
- SteelCloud helps government agencies move forward by automating their IT Infrastructure policy compliance requirements.
- VMF trains and provides service dogs to veterans free of charge. Just because a body is healed doesn’t mean the soldier is healed. In fact, 22-24 veterans die from suicide daily. 284,000 veterans have suffered traumatic brain injuries between 2000 and 2018. VMF’s service dogs ease the lives of veterans by monitoring medical conditions, fetching medications, reducing anxiety, as well as helping them overcome physical challenges like mobility and balance.
“The impact of service dogs can’t be underestimated. Support for our program goes a long way toward giving a veteran their life back,” stated Lori Sittner, Chief Operating Officer for Veterans Moving Forward (VMF). “SteelCloud’s sponsorship is adding another service dog to our pack to ultimately make a difference in the life of a veteran. Welcome to the VMF family SteelCloud, we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
“Together, SteelCloud and Veterans Moving Forward provides for those who serve our country with much needed relief at a critical time,“ says Tony Caputo, CEO for SteelCloud. “I have four rescue dogs of my own and I’m also the son of a Vietnam Veteran, so of all the things SteelCloud does for the community and our service members, this is going to be my favorite.”
Once a puppy is selected, the service dog will be named in honor of a veteran and SteelCloud will share the training journey on our social media channels. We are also excited to have VMF join us in our booth at the upcoming TechNet Cyber Conference on Wednesday, May 3 with their canine heroes.
About Veterans Moving Forward
Veterans Moving Forward, Inc (VMF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to “provide service dogs and canine therapy services to veterans with physical and mental health challenges at no cost to the veteran,” whether the illness or injury was acquired during military service or subsequent to honorable service. Founded in 2010, VMF strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our Nation’s veterans, and increase their safety and independence within their homes and communities. For additional information about Veterans Moving Forward, Inc. visit www.vetsfwd.org.
SteelCloud develops STIG and CIS compliance software for government and commercial customers. Our products automate policy and security remediation by reducing the complexity, effort, and expense of meeting government security mandates. SteelCloud has delivered security policy-compliant solutions to enterprises worldwide, simplifying implementation and ongoing security and compliance support. SteelCloud products are easy to license through our GSA Schedule 70 contract. SteelCloud can be reached at (703) 674‑5500 or email@example.com. Additional information is available at www.steelcloud.com, or contact Jamie Coffey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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