ARTICLE by Carin Schoppmeyer: Sheep Dog Impact Assistance helps veterans, lauds heroes
Local journalist Carin Schoppmeyer visited with us at the 2023 Heroes Gala and wrote a great article on this amazing event. Click the image above or visit https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2023/may/07/carin-schoppmeyer-sheep-dog-impact-assistance/ to read the story and view her photos. ...
Our Friends & Neighbors Need Us!
We're helping as many as we can, but we need your support to keep serving those impacted by recent tornadoes.
As our Disaster Response (DR) Teams wrapped up their work in Mississippi last Thursday, they quickly inventoried, restocked, and geared back up to focus on the areas devastated by tornadoes in the south on Friday.
Saturday morning, our Central Arkansas Chapter deployed to West Little Rock, and our Southern Indiana Chapter headed to Sullivan, Indiana - both teams got right to work helping residents. And yesterday morning a DR Team from Northwest Arkansas traveled to the small town of Wynne, Arkansas, and began chainsaw operations to remove trees from homes, roads and property.
Our DRM Team in Indiana wrapped up their work Sunday and have returned home safely, but our Arkansas teams will be in the Little Rock area through the end of the week.
We - and those affected - need your support more than ever as the DRM...
Potential Deployment for Central Arkansas Tornado Recovery
Tornadoes passed through Central Arkansas this afternoon causing mass injuries and devastation.
Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is currently assessing damage and need in the area and will make a decision on deploying a Disaster Response (DR) Team in the next 24-36 hours. A deployment could depart for Central Arkansas as early as Sunday morning.
Please watch your email and our social media for further details and information.
If you are available to deploy, please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. After registering, you will be added to the list of DR volunteers and will receive deployment details.
Requirements for Deployment - All Registrants MUST:
Register as a DRM Volunteer using the button or link above;
Be an SDIA Member or Volunteer (sign up at https://sheepdogia.org/get-involved);
Have proof of Health/Medical insurance;
Be able to transport yourself to the rally point if not traveling with the main DR team; and
SDIA’s HEROES GALA IS BACK ON APRIL 22
All of us at Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) are so excited to announce that our HEROES GALA IS BACK!
The 2023 Heroes Gala is presented by Sam’s Furniture and will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 6:00pm at the Rogers Convention Center. During this inspiring event we will be celebrating our 2022 accomplishments and honoring our nation’s heroes with Honorary Chair David Guggina (Walmart Executive Vice President-Supply Chain), Guest Speaker Stuart Rowland (owner of Stu’s Clean Cookin’) and musical entertainment provided by Coffey Anderson. Tickets for this formal fundraising event are available now and proceeds will fund SDIA’s Get Off The Couch™ programming which improves the overall physical and mental well-being of our Veterans and First Responders.
The Heroes Gala will have a special pre-event VIP Reception at 4:30pm, followed by a social hour, silent auction bidding, music, dinner, a short ceremony, and live auction. Awards will be presented to our "Sheep Dogs...
ARTICLE: “Warrior PATHH Helps Veterans Create a Better Tomorrow”
SDIA’s Warrior PATHH Program Director, Chris Jackson, recently talked with AY about the life-changing, transformative results that students of the program we host at Heroes Ranch at Rush Springs experience.
Do you know a Sheep Dog that could use training to overcome their struggles and trauma? Have them complete the Veteran or First Responder form at https://warriorpathh.sheepdogia.org.
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! ...
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...
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!
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,...
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.
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! ...
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...