Team Foster is a 501(c)(3) charity organization founded to honor Captain Erick Foster though it's mission: No Hero Left Behind. All proceeds go to obtain, train and provide service dogs to injured and disabled Veterans at no cost to the Veteran.
Team Foster was founded in honor of Captain Erick Foster. Erick, born in Oil City, PA, later attended Duquesne University and was a member of the Panther ROTC Battalion (now named the Three Rivers Battalion). A natural leader and warrior, Erick pushed those around them to do more and to take care of our teammates. After commissioning in 2000, Erick went on to earn his Ranger tab, Airborne wings and was leading his soldiers as a troop commander in Iraq when he was killed in action.
Team Foster seeks to honor Erick's legacy by pushing ourselves and taking care of our teammates - the Veterans who have sacrificed so much on our behalf. Post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are the signature wounds of post-9/11 warfare. Hundreds of thousand of Veterans have returned home afflicted with these invisible wounds. As a result, 22 Veterans and military members take their lives every day.
Service Dogs Save Lives.
Service dogs are an elegant solution the complex symptoms of PTSD and TBI. An alternative to medications, these dogs have been proven over and over again to save the lives of our heroes. However, a properly trained and accredited service dog takes 2 years and over $25,000 to train. Team Foster fills this need and ensures that our Veterans receive the service dogs they need at no cost. We then partner with the Veteran to "watch their six" going forward if any resources or additional support are needed.
Checks or matching donations may be sent to:
PO Box 2145
Philadelphia, PA 19103