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Posted January 2, 2019

AGC sponsors Warrior Canine Connection facility renovation

Renovated historic dairy barn in Boyds, Maryland will be new national healing quarters. 


AGC Charities Inc. is undertaking its most ambitious Autodesk Operation Opening Doors project yet.

In honor of the association's Centennial Year, AGC Charities is renovating a historic dairy barn to serve as the new national healing quarters of the Warrior Canine Connection, a group that works with veterans with invisible wounds to have them train service dogs to help other veterans in need.

The process of training the service dogs provides incredible therapeutic value for the veterans with invisible wounds, as this video makes clear.

AGC Charities is partnering with Davis Construction and many other volunteer construction firms to build a new healing quarters for Warrior Canine Connection by renovating a historic dairy barn in Boyds, Maryland. Warrior Canine Connection is a nonprofit that works with veterans with invisible wounds like post-traumatic stress disorder to train service dogs to help other veterans in need.

The barn renovation will preserve much of the 1930s-era structure while building modern office, meeting and training spaces where veterans can work and bond with their animals.  The improved structure will also include overnight space on the barn’s second floor for veterans who are going through the program to stay and relax.  All told, AGC Charities expects to provide over $3 million worth of work to the barn.

Warrior Canine Connection is a nonprofit organization that helps veterans with invisible injuries like post-traumatic stress disorder return home from combat and learn to reintegrate into society by training service dogs for fellow veterans. The training process provides incredible therapeutic benefit to the wounded warriors and, once trained, the service dogs provide immense benefits to the veterans they serve. Although Warrior Canine Connection is headquartered just outside Washington, DC, its impact stretches across the country by providing mission-based therapy and service animals to veterans from all throughout the United States.

Click here for a video about the program. 

Make a donation by clicking “Donate” at the top of the page, or contact Brian Turmail at turmailb@agc.org to figure out how your firm can volunteer services or materials.

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