SDIA Heroes Gala to be Held April 22, 2023!

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is so excited to announce that we will once again be hosting our Heroes Gala in-person on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Rogers Convention Center (formerly the John Q. Hammons Center).

This formal event will begin with a special VIP Reception at 4:30pm; doors will open to general ticket holders at 5:30pm, with the program beginning at 6:00pm.

Details are still being finalized, but we are honored to share that our Guest Speaker is Stuart Rowland, owner of Stu's Clean Cookin' and SDIA Warrior PATHH graduate, and musical entertainment will be provided by country music artist Coffey Anderson.

Stay tuned - more details and ticket information will be coming soon! ...

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SDIA’s Turkey Trot for Heroes 5K is just TWO DAYS Away!

In just TWO DAYS we will be gathering with friends and family for Thanksgiving, but you can join us before that at 9:00AM for our annual Turkey Trot for Heroes 5K, Wild Gobbler 5K, Virtual 5K and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk. The in-person events will be at the Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary's (1200 W. Walnut St., Rogers AR); virtual runs are wherever YOU are!What is the Turkey Trot for Heroes? It is an opportunity to get your run/walk in for the day - before you "gobble til you wobble" - all while supporting our nation's Fallen Sheep Dogs and SDIA's Get Off The Couch™ programming that benefits the military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS heroes we serve.

There is an option for everyone!

Turkey Trot for Heroes 5K is our standard 5K (3.2 mile) run option following a route around the downtown Rogers area. All 5K runners will receive a t-shirt with...

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SDIA’s First Two Sponsored Sheep Dogs Just Rucked 205 Miles!

On this Veterans Day 2022, we have a special story to share about our very first two Combat Wounded Veterans that were sponsored for an Outdoor Adventure. Meet Marine Corps Cpl Nick Perales and Cpl Sebastian Gallegos and read on to learn about their “The Weight of It: A Walk for Remembrance” 205-mile ruck from Houston to San Antonio!

WATCH THIS VIDEO!

While at Fort Sam Houston ten years ago this month, our founder and CEO, SgtMaj Nutt met two Marines – Cpl. Nick Perales and Cpl. Sebastian Gallegos, both of whom had lost limbs to Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in the War on Terror. When SgtMaj found them, they were literally on the couch playing a video game, had gained weight, were out of shape and out of motivation. SgtMaj challenged them to #GetOffTheCouch with him and fellow Sheep Dogs and be our first sponsored Sheep Dogs for an Outdoor Adventure – the 13-mile Spartan Beast in Glen Rose,...

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Article: A Sheep Dog’s View – Hurricane Ian

Story appears in November 2022 issue of "Better Off Wet" magazine; written by Benjamin J. Chewning

A Sheep Dog's View begins on page 48.

https://issuu.com/74556/docs/bow_november_2022/s/17252520

A great story about our ongoing Disaster Response efforts in southwest Florida following Hurricane Ian.

Many thanks to our Central Florida Team, lead by the indefatigable Raffy Morales! ...

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Run with SDIA Before You Gobble Til You Wobble this Thanksgiving Day!

All of us at Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) are so excited for our 15th annual Turkey Trot for Heroes 5K, Wild Gobbler 5K, Virtual 5K and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 24, 2022, at 9:00am - and we invite YOU to be part of it!What is the Turkey Trot for Heroes? It is an opportunity to get your run/walk in for the day - before you "gobble til you wobble" - all while supporting SDIA's Get Off The Couch™ programming and the military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, and EMS heroes we serve.

There is an option for everyone from the adventure runner, regular runner, walker and those who do not run! Register before November 1 to receive Early Bird pricing.

Turkey Trot for Heroes 5K is our standard 5K (3.2 mile) run option following a route around the downtown Rogers area. All 5K runners will receive a t-shirt...

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SDIA’s DRM Team Needs Your Support to Give Hope to More Floridians

The Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) Disaster Response Mission (DRM) Team in Florida is doing great work assisting those who rode out or have returned following Hurricane Ian.SDIA wants to give hope to and help as many people as possible, but fuel and supply replenish costs have depleted much of our DRM reserves.Please consider joining our Team by giving a tax-deductible financial donation to continue our work in Florida.

Donate to Hurricane Ian DRM

In addition to financial donations, we will also accept gift cards for fuel and to Lowes & Walmart to replenish supplies.Secure online financial donations can be made via our website. Gift cards and cash donations can be dropped off or mailed to:     Sheep Dog Impact Assistance     1200 W. Walnut St., Suite 2310     Rogers AR 72756

Thank you for your support of Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, our nation's Sheep Dogs and communities affected by...

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SDIA Deploying DR Teams to Florida

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is deploying a Disaster Response (DR) Team to Florida to assist with Hurricane Ian recovery efforts.The DR Team will depart from Northwest Arkansas this Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 0900, and will return on Friday, October 7. SDIA Teams and Chapters in the southeastern US will also be deploying volunteers who will meet up with the NWA team in the Atlanta area or at the final/staging location in the Ft. Myers, FL area. Details and locations are still being finalized.ALL DR VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER, ELECTRONICALLY SIGN OUR WAIVER, AND HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE TO DEPLOY.

Click Here to Submit your Volunteer Registration

If you are available to deploy, please CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE. After registering, you will be added to the list of DR volunteers and will receive deployment details and recommended gear.

Deployment Details:

DR Team will depart from Northwest AR on Sun., October 2, at 0900....

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SDIA Hosts Vet Centers for Epic Outdoor Adventures

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) Outdoor Adventures, in conjunction with 2nd Mountain Adventures, has had the privilege of hosting four Outdoor Adventures for District 3 Vet Centers over the last couple of months. Men and women veterans of different ages came together in physically challenging activities to foster camaraderie, peer support, and healing. In doing so, they have also built relationships with one another … relationships stemming from sharing similar experiences and traumas. These relationships, and the engagement of helping these warrior veterans Get Off The Couch™, is vital for the continued healing and renewed sense of belonging and purpose for these outstanding men and women.

"I enjoyed the cave crawl, as it was incredibly symbolic to me. Crawling down into that deep dark hole to sit in that small space, where literally tons and tons of weight sat on top of you, and then pulling yourself out of that deep hole you put yourself in had so much layered meaning...

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LETCHER COUNTY KY HAS HOPE BECAUSE OF YOU!

THANK YOU to everyone who has supported this Disaster Response Mission to help the people of eastern Kentucky.Whether you have given financially, deployed on the mission, donated supplies, or however you have given back, SDIA could not help the residents of Floyd, Breathitt and Letcher Counties in Kentucky begin to recover without each and every one of you.

DISASTER RESPONSE IMPACT thru 8/5/22

6 Teams/Chapters and Members from 8 states responded (AR, GA, IN, KY, NC, OH, PA, TX) 73 SDIA Members & Volunteers deployed 800+ man hours of work 28 structures mucked out, including City Hall Temporary City Hall & 2 Distribution Centers set up 2,699 residents assisted, including 201 Veterans and 165 First Responders With approval of Mayor & Police Chief, Teams conducted site surveys, medical/welfare checks, administered tetanus shots Teams distributed: 1,831 cs water; 11,969 lbs food; and 2,990 lbs medical, cleaning, hygiene supplies (including clothing and other items).

SDIA Greater Cincinnati Chapter Commander, Dave Jardon, was interviewed by...

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SDIA Deploying to Eastern KY for Flood Recovery

The images are coming in from our Disaster Response Team on the ground in Letcher, Kentucky, and the devastation is the worst they have seen in many years.If you are within 500 miles/10 hours driving time of Jenkins, KY, and willing and able to do challenging muck out and other physical work, please join our Disaster Response Team TODAY!THIS IS A NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION, but specifically those who are near the flooding. Your neighbors need you now!SDIA will have a team departing Northwest Arkansas this Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 0900. Others outside the NWA area and along the route to the rally point can link up with the Team along the way. All volunteers will return on Sunday, August 7.

Register to Deploy

If you are available to deploy, please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. After registering, you will receive deployment details and a recommended gear list.NATIONAL Deployment Details:

A DR Team departed from Northwest AR...

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