Where did the name “Sheep Dog Impact Assistance” come from?

The inspiration for the name initially came from Lt. Col. (U.S. Army Ret.) Dave Grossman’s book On Combat, where he frequently used the term “sheepdog” to refer to all those in our society who serve as the protectors — police, firefighters, EMTs, and military men and women. Grossman wrote that sheepdogs are by nature protectors, and that many people don’t even realize they are born sheepdogs until an emergency situation arises and brings out their exceptional character traits. (You can read more regarding Grossman’s sheepdog analogy at On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs.) We added “impact assistance” to the name because we provide impactful assistance to those affected by natural disasters and our fellow Sheep Dogs in need.

Do I have to be a “Sheep Dog” to become a volunteer?

Not at all. Sheep Dog IA was founded by military personnel to include all those who serve their country and communities: military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and emergency medical professionals. Those who do not have a Sheep Dog background but do have a Sheep Dog heart and mindset – the desire to serve and help those in need – are also welcome and encouraged to be part of making a difference in the lives of our nation’s heroes.

Are donations to Sheep Dog tax-deductible?

Absolutely. Sheep Dog Impact Assistance is an approved 501c3 non-profit organization.

What is the best way to donate?

The quickest and easiest way to donate is by visiting our Donate page – just click the “Donate” button, fill out the form, and PayPal will take care of the rest.

You can also mail donations to us at Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, 1200 West Walnut Street, Suite 2310, Rogers AR 72756.

In-Kind/Product Donations our also welcome; contact info@SheepDogIA.org for more information.

DON’T FORGET! Donating your time, volunteering, can be the most important and valuable donation of all.

Thank you for considering a donation to Sheep Dog Impact Assistance.

Is Sheep Dog Impact Assistance located only in Arkansas?

We were founded and are headquartered in Rogers, Arkansas, but we have Chapters and Teams throughout the United States. You can see a complete list of locations and their respective contact information on our Teams & Chapters page.

Don’t see a Team or Chapter in your area? If you are a Sheep Dog and are interested in forming a Team, we would love to speak with you! Contact our Chapter/Team Coordinator to begin the conversation.

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