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Disaster Response Missions

This is what SDIA was founded on, and continues to be our primary continued service opportunity. When a natural disaster strikes, teams of skilled Sheep Dogs and other volunteers are deployed to provide immediate “impact assistance” to devastated communities.

Teams provide help through tree and debris removal, muck-out operations, covering roofs & windows, distributing food & water, and other meaningful tasks.

Outdoor Adventures

Disasters are not on a schedule, so we looked for other ways to keep our Sheep Dogs engaged each month – opportunities that would provide them with new challenges and foster camaraderie.

The Outdoor Adventures program accomplishes this, and includes hunting & fishing trips, obstacle course races, skydiving and scuba diving. For our sponsored Sheep Dogs (those injured in combat or the line of duty), these adventures present them with challenges that test their rehabilitation progress, restore independence and self-confidence, and reengage them in living life to the fullest. These opportunities for camaraderie and peer support are vital to inspiring a positive state of mind and perspective.

Holiday Assistance

The holidays are a wonderful, happy time for most, but for those dealing with financial hardships, medical issues, loss, or other troubles, the holidays can be especially difficult. Through our holiday programs, we are able to assist these struggling Sheep Dog families in two ways.

Through our Thanksgiving Outreach struggling Sheep Dog families are provided with a full, traditional Thanksgiving meal, and through our Christmas Outreach the children of struggling Sheep Dog families are adopted and each are given gifts of toys, clothing and other necessities.

SDIA members give back by volunteering their time to pack and deliver items to these families, and assisted Sheep Dogs can better enjoy the holidays.

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2 hours ago

Sheep Dog - Impact Assistance

We have more amazing people/businesses to thank today for their support of our DR Teams in Wilmington last week - Buffalo Wild Wings, Rebel Hot Yoga, Winter Park Baptist Church, LaShonda Sidbury MK, and George Nunnally Chevrolet!
--Buffalo Wild Wings provided food and ice for our team.
--Rebel Hot Yoga and Winter Park Baptist Church allowed our team to shower at their facilities.
--LaShonda Sidbury, Mary Kay Consultant, provided Mary Kay's excellent sunscreen products for some members and also put up a shelter in the #LoveGrove neighborhood so the team had shade for their breaks.
--Nunnally Chevrolet allowed us the use of a 15-person passenger van as well as a truck for this DR mission, providing us with ample space for our volunteers and equipment/supplies.

We are very grateful for your support, generosity, prayers and help during our week in the Wilmington area. Our mission would not have been as successful without you. THANK YOU!
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We have more amazing people/businesses to thank today for their support of our DR Teams in Wilmington last week - Buffalo Wild Wings, Rebel Hot Yoga, Winter Park Baptist Church,  LaShonda Sidbury MK, and George Nunnally Chevrolet!
--Buffalo Wild Wings provided food and ice for our team.
--Rebel Hot Yoga and Winter Park Baptist Church allowed our team to shower at their facilities. 
--LaShonda Sidbury, Mary Kay Consultant, provided Mary Kays excellent sunscreen products for some members and also put up a shelter in the #LoveGrove neighborhood so the team had shade for their breaks.
--Nunnally Chevrolet allowed us the use of a 15-person passenger van as well as a truck for this DR mission, providing us with ample space for our volunteers and equipment/supplies.

We are very grateful for your support, generosity, prayers and help during our week in the Wilmington area. Our mission would not have been as successful without you. THANK YOU!

1 day ago

Sheep Dog - Impact Assistance

#SDIA's #DisasterResponse Teams have made it back home (or will today) from their #HurricaneFlorence recovery mission. Since 9/15 our 45+ volunteers ran chainsaw operations, removed trees/debris, mucked out homes, covered damaged roofs, and delivered over 2,000 meals cooked by #OperationBBQRelief - we'll release final numbers and more photos in the next few days.

HUGE thanks to all those who donated, supported and volunteered - we could not do our work without each of you contributing and being part of our team! Special thanks to Chris Taylor & his young #Marines from #2dANGLICO at Camp Lejeune who worked alongside us; the lovely women who brought our teams home cooked meals every night - Dawn Boone Thompson and Christie Watson, you and your friends filled their bellies and hearts with your hospitality; and Gretchen Garrett Estes and Jennifer Porter Taylor for laundering our teams' clothing after long days of work. We appreciate everyone's generosity, time and kindness!
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#SDIAs #DisasterResponse Teams have made it back home (or will today) from their #HurricaneFlorence recovery mission. Since 9/15 our 45+ volunteers ran chainsaw operations, removed trees/debris, mucked out homes, covered damaged roofs, and delivered over 2,000 meals cooked by #OperationBBQRelief - well release final numbers and more photos in the next few days.

HUGE thanks to all those who donated, supported and volunteered - we could not do our work without each of you contributing and being part of our team! Special thanks to Chris Taylor & his young #Marines from #2dANGLICO at Camp Lejeune who worked alongside us; the lovely women who brought our teams home cooked meals every night - Dawn Boone Thompson and Christie Watson, you and your friends  filled their bellies and hearts with your hospitality; and Gretchen Garrett Estes and Jennifer Porter Taylor for laundering our teams  clothing after long days of work. We appreciate everyones generosity, time and kindness!

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Great work Sheep Dogs and all those that joined in helping with mission. We love our Sheep Dogs

I was honored to spend a day working with the Sheep Dogs, helping those in need in NC. Great to meet all of you

Thank you all for all that you have done. GO SHEEP DOG TROOPERS. NUMBER 1 all the way. God Bless you all.❤ AMEN🇱🇷

Good job guys. Did you know gretchen Estes is from ark. Graduate of u of a fayetteville

Thank y’all so so much for everything you did to help!!

Thank you all very much I loved it.

So cool!

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2 days ago

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Here's a news story that ran on #SpectrumNews in Central NC on the great work our #SDIA #DisasterResponse teams are doing for victims of Hurricane Florence - youtu.be/4A0SHQAaTS0.
More photos to come on our Disaster Response Mission.Excellent story from SpectrumNews' station News14 on the great work SDIA and our Sheep Dogs are doing to help North Carolina residents recovery from Hurrican...
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They also posted a short clip on their FB page: www.facebook.com/SpectrumNewsNC/videos/2086402788058037

You all have been phenomenal! Thanks for all your work in Wilmington and being able to get to my mom's and mother-in-law's houses to clear trees and other in our neighborhood. It was a great meeting Michael and Mike Nimmo.

Sheep Dog was a true blessing to us. Thank you for all you have done in my wonderful hometown!

I made a lifetime friend when Sheep Dog came to help us after Hurricane Matthew. This group came when we had no idea how we would be able to afford to get a large tree off our home. And when they were leaving and we told them thank you...the response was “thank you for letting us help you”. And now with the most recent Hurricane Florence we were so lucky to have no damage but Chad Landress from Sheep Dog personally messaged me several times to make sure my family was okay. I can never thank your teams enough.

We had our Sheepdog Impact Assistance from our many local chapters from across the nation invade the Carolinas bring our DRT teams (Disaster Relief Teams) to help clean up the properties of the people that were in need from Hurricane Florence! What a great job guys!!! Please click the link and find out what we do to help these fine people that were in dire need of help! It warms their heart, and it feels really, really good for the soul of our members. To find out just what we are all about, just take a little time to click the link below to help all SheepDogs, which are our hero’s that run toward extreme situations of emergencies off all types. We are the only non-profit that supports ALL the brothers and Sisters that wear the uniform whether it be Military, Police, Fire and Emergency EMT Fist Responders and their families. Please take 5 minutes, check out our website, become a member and PLEASE share with your friend and families. We need members and volunteers both and the joining is a one time nominal fee! Check the charts of just how muc goes to the people in need. Simply a stellar organization, and I’m humbled to be a a part of it! Really! See the like below! I sincerely hope I’ll see or here from you soon! Contact phones are provided. #getoffthecoach SheepDog Impact Assistance Sheepdogia.org Thanks so much for your time!

Way to go!

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