One local veteran is feeling the love as dozens of people showed up to help him raise money for a service dog Tuesday night.
KENNEWICK, WA - One local veteran is feeling the love as dozens of people showed up to help him raise money for a service dog Tuesday night.
Kyle Tefft suffers from post-traumatic-stress-disorder and Veteran Affairs will no longer help pay for him to get a service dog.
People came out to Uncle Sam's Saloon in Kennewick for a fundraising dinner to help get 'Kyle his battle buddy.'
Service dogs have been proven very useful to help people suffering from PTSD, but Tefft says it can range from 10 to 20 thousand dollars for one of these specially trained dogs.
"It's pretty crazy. I didn't expect this many people here to show up, to help, so hopefully we can keep this going and help other Tri-City veterans locally here to get help as well," said Tefft.
Tefft says all the money raised will go toward getting his battle buddy and so far, his mother says they have raised roughly $6,000 dollars after Tuesday's fundraising dinner.
Kyle Tefft served in the U.S. Army 1-14 Infantry 2nd Brigade 25th Infantry Division.
KENNEWICK, WA - A local veteran suffering from PTSD needs your help getting a service dog.
Kyle Tefft is out of the combat zone and back at home but now he's fighting another battle. Veteran Affairs will no longer help pay for his service dog, which have been proven very useful to help people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
On Tuesday there will be a spaghetti and chicken plate dinner at Uncle Sam's Saloon in Kennewick from 5-9 p.m. The funds will go toward Kyle and his service dog.
It's $10 a plate. There will also be a silent auction.