BALTIMORE — Chad Allen served in the United States Marine corps from 2003 to 2014. It wasn't easy to get back in the shuffle, until he found J Dog Junk Removal and Hauling.
“Getting out and getting back into the swing of things was a bit challenging until this came along because I’m surrounding myself with like-minded people who are mission driven,” Allen said. “Everybody just wants to serve within our company.”
With a new mission as General Manager of J Dog, Allen is guiding his team that consists of an 80 percent veteran work force. Allen’s work doesn't stop with employment; he's been in their shoes and can show them the ropes of life too.
“Whether that be with claims through the VA through the GI Bill, just kind of navigating through reintegrating yourself back into society.”
On Friday, they were cleaning out some stuff for U.S. Army Veteran Christian Piatt.
Piatt is an attorney who helps vets with their legal issues.
“One of the reasons I would reach out to them is because I know that we share this common commitment to helping our fellow service members,” Piatt said.
The three-man crew made quick work of the job.
“We’ve had some stuff under that porch that’s been there for a while,” Piatt said. “I’m really grateful for Chad and J Dog to be able to come and help us. It’s truly a great service they provide, and their wonderful to work with.”
It's vets helping vets cleaning out the past, for a chance at a better future.
“We provide them with a new mission and purpose,” Allen said. It’s been great, we’ve had great success with it.”
J Dog serves everybody, but they give veterans a 10 percent discount. If you've got some junk you need to move here is a link to J dog’s website.