CHAMPS Dayton Mine Detection Dog Campaign
About this Cause
Long after bullets stop flying and soldiers return home, the deadly remains of wars linger in the soil as landmines and dangerous explosives. 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 250 of these hero canines to countries in need and we are on a mission to fundraise one more. This campaign is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords in 2020. This was the accord that helped to end the war in Bosnia. The war left thousands of mines across the country and the people of Bosnia are still suffering from the consequences today. Dayton schools and community organizations have come together to commemorate this important milestone by sponsoring a Mine Detection Dog that will sniff out mines and save lives in Bosnia! Please join a school or group to help support their goal. By helping us sponsor a Mine Detection Dog, you will be creating a lifesaving impact to the people living in mine-contaminated countries. Thank you for supporting our efforts for a mine free world!