Most children cannot wait for Christmas morning to arrive. Seeing the gifts under the Christmas tree, opening them and playing with desired toys and games is what childhood dreams are made of. But for hundreds of children of military and first responder families in Northwest Arkansas and across the United States, there won’t be gifts […]Read More
Who We Are
Founded in 2010, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is a non-profit organization made up of military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS professionals – society’s protectors, our “Sheep Dogs” – and volunteers. We exist to engage, assist and empower our Membership and fellow Sheep Dogs with continued service opportunities and provide the camaraderie that may be missing after a shift or tour of duty ends.
Our national office is located in Rogers, Arkansas. We currently have 19 chapters and teams across the US, one in Canada, and more than 4,000 members, volunteers and supporters nationwide.
What We Do
SDIA offers our Sheep Dog Members and like-minded Volunteers opportunities to satisfy their innate desire to serve and help those around them. We provide “impact assistance” to communities through Disaster Response Missions, and by helping fellow Sheep Dogs through Continued Service Opportunities and Outdoor Adventures. Participants in these programs often feel a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment through helping others.
Our Outdoor Adventures program specifically has made a huge impact in the lives of our Sheep Dogs who’ve been injured in combat or the line of duty. This mission-critical program provides the camaraderie and peer support that military and first responders often need after their shift or tour of duty ends, or after suffering an injury. This program gets these highly-skilled individuals reengaged in life, and reminds them there are many other ways for them to continue serving their communities and country. Have a few minutes (12:33 to be exact) to see how our Outdoor Adventures make a difference? Click here to watch our latest video.Subscribe to our Newsletter
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The holiday season is upon us once again. Most Americans live well enough to enjoy the holidays, but for many of our nation’s Veterans and First Responders (Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and EMS professionals), that is not the case. These courageous men and women put their lives on the line for us each and […]Read More #christmas, #donate, #firstresonders, #give, #heroes, #SDIA, #thanksgiving, #veterans
Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) and a few of its Chapters recently held Patriot Day events to honor the lives lost and those injured in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and provide an opportunity to show appreciation for the service and sacrifice of all our nation’s Sheep Dogs. This year marked the 15th […]Read More #911, #firstresponders, #heroes, #PatriotDay, #sdiapatriotday, #veterans