$3,000 Donation to The AGS Foundation

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Woodbridge, VA, February 28, 2011  ¾  Belvoir Federal Credit Union and AFFN (Armed Forces Financial Network) donated $3,000 to The Andrew Gordon Stevens (AGS) Foundation, an organization that focuses on assisting military families learn, obtain, and train service dogs for those fighting diseases. The local foundation, located in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, is lead by a mother and father duo trying to raise awareness for the need of service dogs and supporting information for Americans with disabilities.

The foundation originated when their son, Andrew Stevens, who was diagnosed with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome four years ago. Today, Andrew is 12 years old and has the advantage of owning a service dog who aids him and his family with his disease by bringing attention to an adult in the onset of a seizure.

Angelo Stevens, a member of the United States Army, is eager to spread his knowledge of the impact a service dog can make to those fighting a disease. Mr. Stevens states, “(This foundation resembles) taking ‘Never leave a soldier behind’ into the 21st Century.”

AFFN is a network which provides the U.S. military community with ready access to their funds through terminals located at or near military bases worldwide. For more information, visit

Belvoir Federal is honored to make our credit union motto (People Helping People) a reality. Learn who is eligible for a service dog or how to contribute to this foundation, by visiting

Belvoir Federal Credit Union is a full-service, member owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative providing the foundation for the financial success of our Members. For more information about Belvoir Federal Credit Union, please visit our Web site at

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