JM Students Raising Money for Service Dogs

Posted at: 04/11/2014 9:40 PM
By: Sean Boswell

(ABC 6 News) --  This fall, John Marshall American Studies students set out to raise $25,000 for training a service dog for a wounded warrior.

As of this morning the school was well above that mark, but instead of stopping, they decided to go for 2 service dogs.

Friday a clothing drive was held in the school parking lot.  For every pound of clothing gathered, John Marshall earns 20 cents.

"It's a sense of connection, you have that mans best friend with that dog, but also because they're not able to do any of the things they once were, that's kind of that helping hand that they have," Sophomore Kevin Andrews said.

The money raised will be matched by multiple outlets.  The event continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.