Montgomery County has named M Luis Construction as the 2021 Business Volunteer of the Year. Our partnership with Warrior Canine Connection —a Boyds, MD nonprofit that helps active-duty service members and veterans — included donating and laying asphalt and millings at the nonprofit’s Healing Quarters to provide improved access.

“We are honored to be named the recipient of the 2021 Business Volunteer of the Year, an award that brings us great joy. The true satisfaction comes in knowing the benefit to the facility and program,” said Jo Ellen Sines, vice president of construction for M Luis Construction.

The 2021 Montgomery Serves Awards are the County’s highest honor for volunteerism.

“With M. Luis’ expertise, support, and assistance, our Healing Quarters has been able to provide a safe,

tranquil, healing environment for Veterans and their families. Their service to Warrior Canine

Connection is extraordinary and their commitment and passion truly stand out,” said Sarah Olson of Warrior Canine Connection. “What began in 2016 and has continued through 2020 has been instrumental in leading the charge for the transformation of WCC’s Healing Quarters in Boyds, MD and providing the necessary expertise and materials to make our vision a reality.”

The Volunteer of the Year Awards, recognizing outstanding volunteer service performed during the previous calendar year. This year’s honorees, selected from among hundreds of inspiring nominations, represent some of the key ways volunteers have served the community during the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout their lifetimes.

“Volunteers have long played a critical role in Montgomery County, but their efforts were especially important this past year,” said Molly Callaway, director of the Montgomery County Volunteer Center, in announcing the award recipients. “The volunteer response to the pandemic has been outstanding. Individuals and groups throughout the county have stepped up to help the community in countless ways—from donating food to assisting at testing sites to helping organizations with day-in and day-out needs. This amazing spirit of service is exemplified by the 2021 Montgomery Serves Awards honorees.”

The Montgomery County Volunteer Center, which helps connect individuals and groups with volunteer needs at local nonprofit organizations and government agencies, organizes this prestigious annual awards program. Visit www.montgomeryserves.org to learn more about the Volunteer Center, the awards, and all the honorees.

Read about M Luis and Warrior Canine Connection and the project that the company completed for WCC.

For more information, contact [email protected] or 240-777-2600.