Rho Kappa holds movie night

Emily Cosio, Staff Reporter

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Rho Kappa sponsored the playing of Monuments Men and raised $607 for K9s for Warriors.

K9s for Warriors is an organization in which service canines are given to the men and women who have served the U.S. K9s for Warriors rescued canines to assist veterans that are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or major brain injuries. Over 550 dogs have been rescued and 263 warriors have been helped by their service dogs.

“We like the K9 for Warriors organization because they work [to] benefit not only veterans suffering but dogs in animal shelters,” sponsor Dali Stires said.

The money raised from the movie night supplied K9s for Warriors with enough resources to train a dog for a veteran.

Rho Kappa is an Honor Society that promotes social studies in the local community and provides students with the opportunity to volunteer in the area. Next semester, Rho Kappa members will be volunteering at Teen Court, an organization that helps juvenile offenders take responsibility for their actions and increase awareness of the law.

The club worked with Stires and teacher Robin Grenz to plan the event. Five members worked on advertising and the rest of the club worked to set up, usher, collect donations, and clean up.

“By raising money for K9s for Warriors, we are playing a part in getting dogs out of shelters while also providing a veteran with man’s best friend,” president Phebe Brocke said. “By helping one, we help them both.”