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Operation Homefront Donates $25K to Warrior Canine Connection

Puppies, trainers, and veterans gathered at the future home of Warrior Canine Connection’s Healing Quarters in Boyds for a special presentation of a $25,000 donation from Operation Homefront on Wednesday morning, July 13.

Operation Homefront’s Mid-Atlantic regional volunteers wanted to give a special gift to wounded warriors and thanks to their vigorous fundraising; Operation Homefront presented Warrior Canine Connection with a check for $25,000. The funds will cover the cost of training a puppy named Hipsley at Fort Belvoir to be a service dog for veterans recovering from physical and psychological wounds.

“Operation Homefront gives special thanks to a very special group of Operation Homefront volunteers from our Mid-Atlantic region who made this donation possible today,” Operation Homefront National Chief Development Officer Margi Kirst said during the check presentation. “Operation Homefront and Warrior Canine Connection share a strong bond. We are both dedicated to our military and to our communities. Warrior Canine Connection helps warriors, recovering from the stress of combat, to reconnect with their families, communities, and life. Operation Homefront builds strong, stable, and secure military families so they may thrive in the communities they work so hard to protect.”

“We are extremely grateful to the enthusiastic group of volunteers from Operation Homefront’s Mid-Atlantic region who dedicated so much time and energy to raise the funds to train Hipsley at Fort Belvoir,” said Rick Yount, WCC founder, and executive director. “In our work to serve more than 3,700 Veterans since WCC started, we have seen firsthand the effe