A #Nebraska #veteran is raising money for other veterans in need by running four miles around his hometown every four hours.
Shelby Orr, of #NorthPlatte, and his wife, Jen, served in the #AirForce and are now looking for ways to give back to that community. So Shelby Orr began running Friday as a way to raise awareness for a group called “Vets Helping Heroes.”
As of Sunday afternoon, he has raised $1,550 on his GoFundMe page for the organization.
“We decided to help Vets Helping Heroes,” Orr told KNOP. “It’s a nonprofit that helps service members and vets get service working dogs. Completely free of charge to the vet. It usually costs $40,000-$60,000 to train a service dog. So every dime helps.”
The nonprofit was founded by a #WorldWarII veteran in 2008 and has raised more than $8 million to this day.
When Orr goes on his four-mile runs, he always carries an American flag with him. Orr said he felt inspired to help out the organization, given how much money it costs to train a service #dog.