Canine Companions Awarded $15,000 on Behalf of Musician Joe Walsh, VetsAid Music Festival

Canine Companions will receive $15,000 in grant funding on behalf of the VetsAid Music Festival. Veteran Jay and Service Dog Flurry post in front of a packed arena.

In mid-November, members of our organization were invited to rock out at Columbus’ Nationwide Arena. The concert, which featured artists Joe Walsh and Dave Grohl, as well as notable bands like Nine Inch Nails and the Black Keys, is held each year to support veterans. 

During the event, Canine Companions graduate and veteran Jay Huston was invited to share our mission alongside his service dog, Flurry. 

As a result of the concert, VetsAid will award $650,000 in grant funds to Ohio-based organizations that support veterans. Of that money, $15,000 will go to Canine Companions. Save a Warrior, Combined Arms and Hire Heroes USA are among other organizations to receive funding. 

“VetsAid 2022 in Columbus will be a memory that my family and I will cherish forever and I am grateful to the bands that participated, Nationwide Arena and our friends at Ohio State; Ohio is and will always be my home that I hope I can continue to make proud,” said Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh. 

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