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 “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.

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#MMA fans - don't forget about next Saturday's Pyramid vs Walkout event! Doors open at 6pm.

NWA fighter, @Joseph Pianalto, is generously donating 100% of his t-shirt sales to #SDIA!

Tickets are available at www.Cagetix.com - just select "Pyramid vs Walkout - 1/25" fight, fighter Joe Pianalto, and your ticket to get in on this event. For more info, visit the Facebook Event page: www.facebook.com/events/1060943564110863.

Thanks, Joe - and MMA fans - for your support of SDIA and our nation's heroes!

#SDIA #SheepDogIA #SDIA10thAnniversary #GetOffTheCouch #SheepDogs #OutdoorAdventures #DisasterResponse #Veterans #FirstResponders #Heroes #LEO #LawEnforcement #Firefighter #SAR #EMS #HelpingOthersIsAWayOfLife #HelpingIsHealing #ServiceBeforeSelf #VeteranResources #VetResources #VeteranAssistance
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#MMA fans - dont forget about next Saturdays Pyramid vs Walkout event! Doors open at 6pm.

NWA fighter, @Joseph Pianalto, is generously donating 100% of his t-shirt sales to #SDIA!

Tickets are available at www.Cagetix.com - just select  Pyramid vs Walkout - 1/25 fight, fighter Joe Pianalto, and your ticket to get in on this event. For more info, visit the Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1060943564110863.

Thanks, Joe - and MMA fans - for your support of SDIA and our nations heroes!

#SDIA #SheepDogIA #SDIA10thAnniversary #GetOffTheCouch #SheepDogs #OutdoorAdventures #DisasterResponse #Veterans #FirstResponders #Heroes #LEO #LawEnforcement #Firefighter #SAR #EMS #HelpingOthersIsAWayOfLife #HelpingIsHealing #ServiceBeforeSelf #VeteranResources #VetResources #VeteranAssistance

We are very excited to announce that for the fourth straight year, #SDIA has been chosen as a Carry The Load (CTL) Non-Profit Partner! Not only that, but we have also been selected to be a beneficiary of funds raised through CTL.

In addition to receiving funds, this partnership will increase awareness of SDIA through CTL’s vast network of veteran- and first responder-focused organizations - allowing us to reach more Sheep Dogs that need to #GetOffTheCouch and reengage in living an active, meaningful and productive life.

In the coming months we'll be releasing information about how YOU can be part of positive change in a Veteran's or First Responder's life by participating in a CTL Relay (East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, and Mountain States), Rally and/or Memorial May events.

#CarryTheLoad #WhoAreYouCarrying #SheepDogIA #SDIA10thAnniversary #SheepDogs #OutdoorAdventures #DisasterResponse #Veterans #FirstResponders #Heroes #LEO #LawEnforcement #Firefighter #SAR #EMS #HelpingOthersIsAWayOfLife #HelpingIsHealing #ServiceBeforeSelf #VeteranResources #VetResources #VeteranAssistance
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Congratulations. What a great partnership!

Tickets for the 8th Annual SDIA #heroesgala are ON SALE NOW! Visit HeroesGala2020.givesmart.com to reserve your seats today and spend an incredible evening with #SDIA, @thenoahgalloway, @Tre-Charters-LLC, @mwilliamsmusic and our nation's #sheepdogs.

We're still looking for sponsors for this event - if you or your company are interested, contact Jayme at JLingo@SheepDogIA.org or 740-502-7475.

#SDIA #SheepDogIA #sdia10thanniversary #heroesgala2020 #getoffthecouch #outdooradventures #disasterresponse #veterans #firstresponders #heroes #Leo #lawenforcement #firefighter #SAR #EMS #HelpingOthersIsAWayOfLife #HelpingIsHealing #servicebeforeself #veteranresources #VetResources #veteranassistance
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Tickets for the 8th Annual SDIA #HeroesGala are ON SALE NOW! Visit https://HeroesGala2020.givesmart.com to reserve your seats today and spend an incredible evening with #SDIA, @thenoahgalloway, @Tre-Charters-LLC, @mwilliamsmusic and our nations #SheepDogs. 

Were still looking for sponsors for this event - if you or your company are interested, contact Jayme at JLingo@SheepDogIA.org or 740-502-7475.

#SDIA #SheepDogIA #SDIA10thAnniversary  #HeroesGala2020 #GetOffTheCouch #OutdoorAdventures #DisasterResponse #Veterans #FirstResponders #Heroes #LEO #LawEnforcement #Firefighter #SAR #EMS #HelpingOthersIsAWayOfLife #HelpingIsHealing #ServiceBeforeSelf #VeteranResources #VetResources #VeteranAssistance

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Brittney Hagley

I'm so excited!

Impact assistance? Where was this when we were in impact John Kaiser

SDIA IS TURNING 10!
It's hard to believe, but on July 13, 2020, SDIA will be 10 years old. That's:
--10 years of helping our nation's heroes #getoffthecouch;
--10 years of Disaster Response Missions and Outdoor Adventures;
--10 years of lives changed by bringing Sheep Dogs together; and
--10 years of working with amazing volunteers, supporters and sponsors to make it happen.

We're here because of YOU.
Click the link to read about how we started, and how we got to where we are today: sheepdogia.org/sdia-is-celebrating-10-years-of-helping-sheep-dogs-getoffthecouch-in-2020/
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Congratulations!

Congratulations SDIA team and thank you for all you do for our veterans!

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN. 17!
We are still looking for more nominations of Fire & Rescue and EMS personnel, so if you know one who went above and beyond in serving their country or community during 2019, please visit our website (sheepdogia.org/get-involved/sdias-annual-heroes-gala/sheep-dog-of-the-year-award/) to nominate them!

As part of our #HeroesGala each year, we present our "Sheep Dog of the Year" awards to the best of the best. One award is given to the winner in each category - Military, Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and EMS - for going above and beyond throughout the year and/or their career.⁠
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#SDIA #SheepDogIA #SDIA10thAnniversary #SheepDogOfTheYear #GetOffTheCouch #SheepDogs #OutdoorAdventures #DisasterResponse #Veterans #FirstResponders #Heroes #LEO #LawEnforcement #Firefighter #SAR #EMS #HelpingOthersIsAWayOfLife #HelpingIsHealing #ServiceBeforeSelf #VeteranResources #VetResources #VeteranAssistance
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN. 17!
We are still looking for more nominations of Fire & Rescue and EMS personnel, so if you know one who went above and beyond in serving their country or community during 2019, please visit our website (https://sheepdogia.org/get-involved/sdias-annual-heroes-gala/sheep-dog-of-the-year-award/) to nominate them!
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As part of our #HeroesGala each year, we present our Sheep Dog of the Year awards to the best of the best. One award is given to the winner in each category - Military, Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and EMS - for going above and beyond throughout the year and/or their career.⁠
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#SDIA #SheepDogIA #SDIA10thAnniversary #SheepDogOfTheYear #GetOffTheCouch #SheepDogs #OutdoorAdventures #DisasterResponse #Veterans #FirstResponders #Heroes #LEO #LawEnforcement #Firefighter #SAR #EMS #HelpingOthersIsAWayOfLife #HelpingIsHealing #ServiceBeforeSelf #VeteranResources #VetResources #VeteranAssistance

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1 trillon dollars

Casey Bearor

Nicole McCormack I nominate carson

Kyle Weston Wilks

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