Arc Aspicio Sponsors Search Dog Team

Arc Aspicio Sponsors Search Dog Team 

Arlington, VA, April 25, 2011 – Arc Aspicio has raised $10,000 to sponsor a search dog team through the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF). SDF partners rescued dogs with firefighters and other first responders and trains them to find survivors buried alive in disaster sites. SDF teams have responded to disasters including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the recent devastating tsunami and earthquakes in Japan. 

Arc Aspicio sponsors search team John Stewart and Lani of Saratoga Springs, New York. The entire company first met them when they attended our 2010 Spring Celebration that raised awareness and money for the organization. John, a firefighter who also works for two ambulance squads, brings Lani, an 8-year-old German Shepherd, to work with him when they are not on a search deployment.

The pair attained Basic Certification in June 2006. A few days later, they deployed to assist with rescue efforts at the scene of a flood in central New York.

“I am very excited that we reached the milestone of sponsoring a search dog team. It is the result of hard work and dedication by Arc Aspicio over the past few years and a natural next step in our partnership with the SDF. We look forward to hearing about the adventures of John and Lani.” —Emily Tiedeman, Community Involvement Lead

Arc Aspicio raised the money over the past few years through corporate giving and fundraisers, including silent auctions, raffles, and ‘pay to wear jeans’ days.

The company, which believes in a whole-company approach to community involvement, is also building a strong homeland security community through its widely read newsletter and recent support of Women in Homeland Security, a professional networking organization that shares its passion for the mission.

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