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Warrior Canine Connection Receives $10,000 Grant from TD Charitable Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2020

BOYDS, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection has received a $10,000 grant from TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, in support of its Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) program.

“TD Charitable Foundation has supported WCC in the past and we are grateful to have their continued support,” said Rick Yount, founder and executive director, Warrior Canine Connection. “This generous grant is most welcome, as it gives us a leg up during this uncertain time. The Foundation is first-rate; it is deeply committed to providing support to other nonprofits that are making a difference in the community. We are privileged to have their generous assistance to help us realize our mission of serving our Veterans.”

WCC’s MBTR programming is unique from other service dog organizations in that the organization enlists Service Members and Veterans who are in recovery to help train the dogs for their fellow Warriors. Anchored in performing a military support mission, the participants in WCC’s MBTR program concurrently benefit from the program while serving others. Program participants receive therapeutic benefit from skills development in communication, confidence building, accountability, emotional regulation and patience to promote an act of service.

“We are honored to support the trauma recovery services of Warrior Canine Connection,” said Dave Hargadon, Regional VP and Co-Chair of the Veteran Diversity Council, TD Bank. “TD recognizes the unique advantage in leveraging the time and talents of Veterans to help train future service dogs. Together, we will build a more inclusive, sustainable tomorrow for our Veteran community.”

TD Charitable Foundation carries a legacy of supporting not-for-profit institutions and their important work throughout the region. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has contributed over $243 million in grant funding to not-for-profit organizations in the communities where we work, live, and do business.

For more information, please contact Beth Bourgeois, Warrior Canine Connection, at beth.bourgeois@warriorcanineconnection.org or 719-216-3206.

About Warrior Canine Connection
Warrior Canine Connection is a pioneering organization that utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to empower returning combat Veterans who have sustained physical and psychological wounds while in service to our country. Based on the concept of Warriors helping Warriors, WCC’s therapeutic service dog training program is designed to mitigate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other challenges, while giving injured combat Veterans a sense of purpose, and help in reintegrating back into their families and communities. For more information, visit www.warriorcanineconnection.org.  

About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $243 million through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation is available at https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/funding-opportunities/

This contribution supports TD’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through the bank’s corporate citizenship platform, the TD Ready Commitment.  The TD Ready Commitment actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, environmental wellbeing and health, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. As part of the TD Ready Commitment, TD targets US $750 million in total by 2030 towards community giving in four critical areas: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through this platform, TD aspires to create a more inclusive tomorrow — helping people of all backgrounds feel more confident, not just about their finances, but about their ability to achieve their goals. Visit: https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/