Congratulations to Battle Dawgs, the January winner of Chugach's 12 Months of Giving campaign! This non-profit was nominated by Jaimie White, the Director of Health and Wellness at the Job Corps center in Palmer, Alaska.

Battle Dawgs is a non-profit organization that serves veterans. Their vision is “to empower our nation’s heroes through therapeutic and exciting experiences by harnessing the natural splendor of Alaska’s landscape and the majestic healing power of sled dogs.” They strive to help veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder through mission-oriented programs and camps. They provide activities like going out into the Alaska countryside by snow machine or ATV, offer a host of services at their wellness center, and bring veteran-clients along to assist in building cabins and a lodge in Talkeetna that will eventually welcome and accommodate more veterans.

Jaimie has been involved with Battle Dawgs since 2017 and has supported many of the non-profit’s efforts. Her husband, a veteran of the U.S. Army, went to a Battle Dawgs camp; from then on, they knew it was an organization they wanted to be part of. Jaimie stated, “The impact Battle Dawgs has had on my husband and family has been astronomical. Being part of something bigger has had a big impact on us. Battle Dawgs doesn’t just help, they change lives and are the first people to step up for these veterans.”

Thank you to Jaimie for submitting the Battle Dawgs in the 12 Months of Giving campaign, and for helping us start this year-long event with such a worthy cause. Battle Dawgs will receive the first of 12 $1,000 donations from Chugach, and 11 other organizations will also receive donations based on nominations made by Chugach employees.

To learn more about Battle Dawgs and the great work they do, click here.

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