Aiden's MDD Campaign

Mine Detection Dog for Azerbaijan - Aiden Ragimov's Fundraising Campaign

My name is Aiden Ragimov, I am an 11th grader at McLean High School. This school year, I am challenging myself to raise funds to sponsor my very own Mine Detection Dog to be sent to Azerbaijan to assist in the clearance of land mines left on recently liberated lands in Azerbaijan. Long after bullets stop flying and soldiers return home, the deadly remnants of war, landmines and dangerous explosives, linger in the soil. Men, women, and children living in war-torn countries cannot farm their land, walk to school, or play in playgrounds due to fear of these hidden killers. By sniffing out the explosive odors in landmines, the Marshall Legacy Institute's Mine Detection Dogs are able to save thousands of lives and limbs by returning the land back to the people for its safe and productive use. MLI has provided more than 275 of these hero canines to countries in need, and I am on a mission to fundraise one more. By helping me sponsor a Mine Detection Dog, you will be creating a lifesaving impact on thousands of people and helping to foster a mine free world.