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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- John Pascucci says it's all in the name of our furry friends, the critters his group, Kritters, supports. The Kritters group in Palm Coast is hosting a fundraiser, Saturday, June 21st for Operation Orion. Everyone's invited for food, music, games,raffles, dog washes, a kissing booth, and information on rescue work.

Tim Schichtel, another Kritters member, says the event is open to the entire family.

All money raised will go to K9s for Warriors, a non-profit in Ponte Vedra which takes veterans from all over the U.S. and gives them specially-trained service dogs, mostly rescues, which help the warriors deal with PTSD.

Schichtel says his father, step-son, and brother all served our country and it's important we make sure the veterans get help and support for the rest of their lives when they come home from battle.

The event on June 21st will be at Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona and Saints and Sinners Pub. It's at 1635 N. Highway US 1 -- Exit 273, Ormond Beach.

Pascucci says it's takes him only about 1 hour and 15 minutes to drive there from downtown Jacksonville.

The event goes from 10 a.m until 2 p.m.

Attendees will have a chance to help full the HOPE jar -- Helping Our Patriots Evolve.

Kritters is a non-profit supporting rescue groups mainly in the Palm Coast area with funding for vet bills, animal food and even carpentry help for any rescue facility. Kritters considers itself sort of an umbrella of help over other groups.

If you can't make it to the Kritters event, you can donate directly to Operation Orion/K9s for Warriors.

http://k9sforwarriors.donorpages.com/MyEvent/FCNOperationOrion/

If your group can do a fundraiser, remember the Weaver Foundation will match the monies you raise. First Coast News anchor Jeannie Blaylock is featuring groups' fundraiser on TV. Just let her know what you're doing -- jblaylock@firstcoastnews.com

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