Our Mission - Get Off The Couch

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 β€œimpact 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.

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BREAKING NEWS!

Our 10th Anniversary Collection is available NOW on SDIATactical.com!

Help us in celebrating 10 years of helping Sheep Dogs #getoffthecouch. We would not have been able to come this far without the help and support of people like YOU!

100% of the proceeds from SDIA Tactical go directly towards supporting the mission of SDIA.

#SDIA #sheepdog #anniversary #HelpingIsHealing #usmilitary #army #usmc #navy #thinblueline #police #america #merica #firefighter #nonprofit
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BREAKING NEWS!

Our 10th Anniversary Collection is available NOW on SDIATactical.com!

Help us in celebrating 10 years of helping Sheep Dogs #GetOffTheCouch. We would not have been able to come this far without the help and support of people like YOU!

100% of the proceeds from SDIA Tactical go directly towards supporting the mission of SDIA.

#sdia #sheepdog #anniversary #helpingishealing #usmilitary #army #usmc #navy #thinblueline #police #america #merica #firefighter #nonprofit

#nwagives - a region-wide giving day that benefits #NorthwestArkansas nonprofits - is April 2!
Sheep Dog Impact Assistance is part of the NWA Gives network, and we hope you'll become one of our valued supporters by donating on April 2. Your donation will allow #SDIA to continue helping #veterans and #firstresponders #getoffthecouch and reengage in living an active, meaningful and productive life.

#waltonfamilyfoundation #SheepDogIA #SDIA10thAnniversary #sheepdogs #outdooradventures #disasterresponse #military #army #marines #navy #airforce #coastguard #reserves #nationalguard #heroes #Leo #lawenforcement #firefighter #searchandrescue #SAR #EMS #paramedic #HelpingOthersIsAWayOfLife #HelpingIsHealing #ServiceBeforeSelf #VeteranResources #VetResources #VeteranAssistance
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#NWAGives - a region-wide giving day that benefits #NorthwestArkansas nonprofits - is April 2! 
Sheep Dog Impact Assistance is part of the NWA Gives network, and we hope youll become one of our valued supporters by donating on April 2. Your donation will allow #SDIA to continue helping #Veterans and #FirstResponders #GetOffTheCouch and reengage in living an active, meaningful and productive life. 

#WaltonFamilyFoundation #SheepDogIA #SDIA10thAnniversary #SheepDogs #OutdoorAdventures #DisasterResponse #Military #Army #Marines #Navy #AirForce #CoastGuard #Reserves #NationalGuard #Heroes #LEO #LawEnforcement #Firefighter #SearchAndRescue #SAR #EMS #Paramedic #HelpingOthersIsAWayOfLife #HelpingIsHealing #ServiceBeforeSelf #VeteranResources #VetResources #VeteranAssistance

Society and the media have painted a picture of our veterans as DAMAGED. They have focused on things like post-traumatic stress, physical injuries, and the high rates of addiction and suicide.

But WE KNOW BETTER! We see how capable and powerful our veterans (and first responders) are, and through SDIA’s mission to empower Sheep Dogs to #GetOffTheCouch and find the strength within themselves to GROW and THRIVE, we prove society and the media wrong.

Join us. Visit www.SheepDogIA.org

#SDIA #sheepdog #military #usmilitary #veterans #veteran #usa #army #giveback #thankaveteran #marines #navy #airforce #usmc #supportourtroops #armystrong #freedom #patriot #mentalhealth #ptsdawareness #survivor #motivation #dailymotivation #mattis #maddogmattis #jamesnmattis #supportourtroops #adventure
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Society and the media have painted a picture of our veterans as DAMAGED. They have focused on things like post-traumatic stress, physical injuries, and the high rates of addiction and suicide.

But WE KNOW BETTER! We see how capable and powerful our veterans (and first responders) are, and through SDIA’s mission to empower Sheep Dogs to #GetOffTheCouch and find the strength within themselves to GROW and THRIVE, we prove society and the media wrong. 

Join us. Visit www.SheepDogIA.org

#SDIA #sheepdog #military #usmilitary #veterans #veteran #usa #army #giveback #thankaveteran #marines #navy #airforce #usmc #supportourtroops #armystrong #freedom #patriot  #mentalhealth #ptsdawareness #survivor #motivation #dailymotivation #mattis #maddogmattis #jamesnmattis #supportourtroops #adventure

This is Jim Thorpe. Look closely at the photo, you can see that he's wearing different socks and shoes. This wasn't a fashion statement. It was the 1912 Olympics, and Jim, an American Indian from Oklahoma represented the U.S. in track and field. On the morning of his competitions, his shoes were stolen. Luckily, Jim ended up finding two shoes in a garbage can. That's the pair that he's wearing in the photo. But one of the shoes was too big, so he had to wear an extra sock. Wearing these shoes, Jim won two gold medals that day. This is a perfect reminder that you don't have to resign to the excuses that have held you back. So what if life hasn't been fair? What are you going to do about it today? Whatever you woke up with this morning; stolen shoes, ill health, failed relationships, failed business, don't let it stop you from running your race. You can experience more in life if you'll get over the excuses and get on with living. You can have reasons or you can have results...but you can't have both.

#noexcuses
#StruggleWell
#getoffthecouch
#liveyourbestlife
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This is Jim Thorpe. Look closely at the photo, you can see that hes wearing different socks and shoes. This wasnt a fashion statement. It was the 1912 Olympics, and Jim, an American Indian from Oklahoma represented the U.S. in track and field. On the morning of his competitions, his shoes were stolen. Luckily, Jim ended up finding two shoes in a garbage can. Thats the pair that hes wearing in the photo. But one of the shoes was too big, so he had to wear an extra sock. Wearing these shoes, Jim won two gold medals that day. This is a perfect reminder that you dont have to resign to the excuses that have held you back. So what if life hasnt been fair? What are you going to do about it today? Whatever you woke up with this morning; stolen shoes, ill health, failed relationships, failed business, dont let it stop you from running your race. You can experience more in life if youll get over the excuses and get on with living. You can have reasons or you can have results...but you cant have both.

#NoExcuses
#StruggleWell
#GetOffTheCouch
#LiveYourBestLife

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HE WAS A TRUE AMERICAN HERO.

Zac Mc

This story is awesome!

Great man and advice

Roy

He was thrown many obstacles in life. He was a great man

Thought you might like this Thomas Ripley

Great! I'm always proud of my native American heritage. Many nights I sat and listened to my father tell me of our ancestors. Proud of each one!

Imagine if he had true support and proper tools and equipment

Awesome read

Hero then, hero now, hero forevermore.

His is a great and sad story.

Just shows the best equipment cant make you win

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Beautiful!

In my opinion the greatest athlete of the 20th century!! Between him and Jim Brown!!

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HEART HEART HEART

Wow! What a wonderful share!!

Inspiration! With determination!

He didn't let anything stand in his way. Real American Hero.

Katie Barrantes Doer πŸ’ͺ

If you haven't had a chance to #GetOffTheCouch on this beautiful Saturday, now is your chance! 🌞

If you don't have the opportunity to do these moves right now, click the 3 dots in the upper right-hand corner of this post! You can choose "Save Post", and it will save it in a list for later!

This week we are focusing on those legs! πŸ‹πŸΌ

As always, be sure to work at the level YOU are comfortable at. We provide a mid-level, modified, and intensified option!
Be sure to check out our stories for information to ensure that you are completing the movements correctly! πŸ‘†πŸΌ

πŸ’ͺ🏻20 seconds Mountain Climbers
πŸ’ͺ🏻10 reps Surrenders
πŸ’ͺ🏻20 seconds Wall Sit

Repeat all 3 exercises 2 more times for an even bigger challenge!

Congrats! πŸŽ‰ You did it! 🎊 Be sure to celebrate your β€œwins” no matter how small!! πŸ…

If you do the challenge, let us know below so that we can celebrate with you!

#sdia #sheepdog #military #posttraumaticgrowth #usmc #army #police #firefighter #beginnerworkout #workout #workoutmotivation #legday #motivation #fitness #squats #fitnessmotivation #fitlife #legs #glutes #instagood #inspiration #strong #strength
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Awesome !!

Thanks guys! This is awesome!!! 😍😍😍

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