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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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Arbor Vitae Chiropractic - Bentonville, AR and their patients partnered with SDIA for our Holiday Outreach Program. Two boxes were placed at their location and were filled within the first few days. They didn't stop there....in total with the support of their amazing patients, they provided 80 Thanksgiving Meals to veterans and first responder families this Thanksgiving.

Thank you Arbor Vitae Chiropractic - Bentonville, AR and patients for your support of our mission to engage, assist and empower veterans and first responders.

#thankful #sdia #helpingothersisawayoflife #engage #assist #empower #holidayoutreach
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Arbor Vitae Chiropractic - Bentonville, AR and their patients partnered with SDIA for our Holiday Outreach Program.  Two boxes were placed at their location and were filled within the first few days.  They didnt stop there....in total with the support of their amazing patients, they provided 80 Thanksgiving Meals to veterans and first responder families this Thanksgiving.  

Thank you Arbor Vitae Chiropractic - Bentonville, AR and patients for your support of our mission to engage, assist and empower veterans and first responders. 

#thankful #sdia #helpingothersisawayoflife #engage #assist #empower #holidayoutreach

20 hours ago

Sheep Dog - Impact Assistance

Yadira Arroyo EMT

DOB: UNKNOWN
EOW: 03/16/17

Yadira Arroyo, a mother of five, was an EMT and 14-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York. Arroyo was tragically killed after she and her partner stopped to assist a pedestrian in the Bronx, who then stole their ambulance. As he was fleeing, he hit and dragged Arroyo into an intersection, causing severe injuries. She was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, where she later died of her injuries. Arroyo died a hero, but more importantly, she lived as one.

Arroyo is one of five fallen heroes Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will be honoring Thanksgiving Day at our 10th Annual Turkey Trot for Heroes. Run or walk to support our fallen and living heroes.

Proceeds of our 10th Annual Turkey Trot go toward our mission to engage, assist and empower wounded veterans and first responders injured in the line of duty, specifically our Holiday Outreach Mission to provide veteran and first responder families with Thanksgiving meals, clothing and toys for the children of these families during Christmas.

#sdiaturkeytrot2017 #runforheroes #getoffthecouch #sdia #helpingothersisawayoflife #engage #assist #empower #veterans #firstresponders #holidayoutreach
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Yadira Arroyo EMT 

DOB: UNKNOWN
EOW: 03/16/17 

Yadira Arroyo, a mother of five, was an EMT and 14-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York. Arroyo was tragically killed after she and her partner stopped to assist a pedestrian in the Bronx, who then stole their ambulance. As he was fleeing, he hit and dragged Arroyo into an intersection, causing severe injuries. She was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, where she later died of her injuries. Arroyo died a hero, but more importantly, she lived as one.

Arroyo is one of five fallen heroes Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will be honoring Thanksgiving Day at our 10th Annual Turkey Trot for Heroes. Run or walk to support our fallen and living heroes. 

Proceeds of our 10th Annual Turkey Trot go toward our mission to engage, assist and empower wounded veterans and first responders injured in the line of duty, specifically our Holiday Outreach Mission to provide veteran and first responder families with Thanksgiving meals, clothing and toys for the children of these families during Christmas.

#sdiaturkeytrot2017 #runforheroes #getoffthecouch #sdia #helpingothersisawayoflife #engage #assist #empower #veterans #firstresponders #holidayoutreach

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Thoughts are with her family at this time.May she Rest in peace.

3 days ago

Sheep Dog - Impact Assistance

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