MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (September 9, 2014) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, announced today it helped raise more than $40,000 during the second annual Bent Creek Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Helping Paws, Inc.

Over 100 golfers and guests gathered at the Bent Creek Golf Course in Eden Prairie, Minnesota on August 11, 2014 to support Helping Paws of Hopkins, MN.

The second annual golf event is part of Helping Paws’ initiative to provide the healing power of service dogs to disabled veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The cost of raising and training a service dog is estimated at $30,000. The canine companions will assist in transitioning returning veterans back to civilian and home life.

“We are honored to partner with important organizations like Helping Paws to support our Veterans,” said Duane Rouse, ABRA’s president and chief executive officer.

“We want to give back to our veterans in recognition of the sacrifices they make for our freedom and country. Supporting Helping Paws to help heal our military heroes is our privilege.”

Since 1984, ABRA has been supporting charitable causes in Minnesota and throughout the United States with similar core values and common goals. The company has raised more than a million dollars for local charities in the Twin Cities area and across the country.

About Helping Paws, Inc.

For more than 25 years, Helping Paws has been training service dogs for individuals with physical disabilities. Due to the urgent needs of military veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and to broaden our mission, Helping Paws initiated a pilot program to train assistance dogs to help Veterans who are affected with PTSD transition back to civilian life. For more Information about Helping Paws, Inc.
visit www.helpingpaws.org.


About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit abraauto.wpengine.com