Students Raising Funds for 'Warrior Canine Connection'

Posted at: 11/19/2013 11:23 PM
Updated at: 11/19/2013 11:26 PM
By: Steph Crock

(ABC 6 News) -- Sophomores at John Marshall High School are working to give disabled vets a unique companion.

They just started raising funds for the "Warrior Canine Connection."  It's a national group where wounded warriors train service dogs to be given to other returning veterans. 

The training and utilization of the dogs helps those veterans who are dealing with the physical and emotional injuries of war.  Their goal is to raise $25,000.

"For our American Studies class we do our 'spirit of service' project, so yeah in the past years we've raised money to build a school in Vietnam and we've raised money for different local charities and yeah just different organizations," John Marshall Sophomore Grace Dokken said.

They say they chose a military cause this year because 19 John Marshall grads from last school year went into the service.