Disaster Response (DR) is what SDIA was founded on, and it continues to be our primary continued service opportunity. As the volunteerism portion of our Get Off The Couch® programming, these missions EMPOWER our Sheep Dogs to continue serving their communities and country in times of need.
While larger, national disasters make up most of these missions, SDIA encourages our members to help with local community “disasters”, such as conducting minor home repairs for disabled veterans, making a park safe for children, cleaning national cemetery headstones & grounds, working in a soup kitchen, or coaching a youth sports team. All are disasters to those who are affected and are opportunities to serve and give back.
Working alongside fellow Sheep Dogs and giving back to their communities satisfies their innate desire to serve and provides a sense of belonging and purpose many have been missing.
“Having the opportunity to help those who have lost some, most or even all, alongside incredible Sheep Dogs – one could say it’s a natural high. I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive, motivational organization to be part of.”–SDIA Disaster Response volunteer
Interested in deploying on an SDIA Disaster Response Mission (DRM)? Email DRM@SheepDogIA.org.
NOTE: We respectfully request that you become a registered Member or Volunteer with SDIA prior to deploying. Visit our Get Involved page to join.