IDEX Health & Science Continues Partnership with Summit Assistance Dogs
August 10, 2021
IDEX Health & Science team members in Oak Harbor, Washington, continue volunteering with Summit Assistance Dogs and completed several projects for the organization last month.
A combination of IDEX Health & Science engineers, technicians, and Continuous Improvement staff recently designed and built a new picnic table with benches and repaired an electric wheelchair for a Summit Assistance program member. The special project team is also in the process of building another picnic table with benches, to ensure visitors with disabilities can sit comfortably at the facility!
This isn’t the first time the team at IDEX Health & Science has supported the local organization.
Starting in 2020, a small group of IDEX Health & Science employees meet on Saturdays to volunteer approximately four hours with Summit Assistance Dogs. These volunteer hours included socializing service puppies, cleaning kennels and toys, making training treats, and assisting vets with vaccines and grooming. The team has also “snuffle mats” and other training tools for dogs in the organization.
Summit Assistance Dogs has been a local mobility service dog organization for the past 21 years. They have helped over 100 clients with disabilities become independent.
In 2020, they broke ground on a state-of-the-art campus in Oak Harbor, WA to raise and train service dogs and support more clients. Most support for their services comes from volunteers, foster homes, and trainers in the local area.
For more information about this wonderful organization, visit www.summitdogs.org