K9s For Warriors has received the 2020 Florida Impact Award from Leadership Florida, an organization dedicated to building a better Florida.
The Florida Impact Award recognizes a business or nonprofit organization that has created a specific project or body of work that is transforming the future of its region or beyond and has the potential to transform Florida as a whole.
K9s For Warriors was recognized for its innovative service dog program, which challenges the traditional system to better provide disabled veterans with the opportunity to pursue lifesaving tools and proves rescue dogs can be heroes.
The nomination came from Nan Rothstein on behalf of the Northeast Regional Council of Leadership Florida.
“Knowing how many other outstanding nonprofits there are in Florida, this award is absolutely humbling to receive,” K9s For Warriors CEO Rory Diamond said. “I assure you that our staff and volunteers are incredibly dedicated to transforming Florida to be a leader in veteran suicide prevention and rescuing dogs from shelters to give them a new purpose. All of us at K9s For Warriors thank Leadership Florida for this recognition and honor.”
Leadership Florida comprises multiple programs that connect individuals, organizations and businesses to build a better Florida through both individual and organizational capacities.
“K9s For Warriors provides an invaluable service to our disabled American heroes,” said Broward College President and Leadership Florida Chair Gregory Adam Haile. “We can never do enough in service of our veterans, who have given so much to keep us safe and secure. Leadership Florida is proud to recognize K9s For Warriors with the 2020 Florida Impact Award.”
Leadership Florida presented the award at its annual business meeting on Thursday, June 18.