Bob Corscadden Joins SDIA National Staff as Director – Chapter/Team Development

Bob Corscadden Joins SDIA National Staff as Director – Chapter/Team Development

Rogers, AR (February 14, 2019) – Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is excited to announce that Bob Corscadden has joined their National Office Staff in Rogers as the Director – Chapter/Team Development, reporting to Founder and President, SgtMaj Lance Nutt.   Corscadden brings to SDIA 30 years of business success at Fortune 500 companies, including Kellogg’s, Tyson Foods, Nabisco and Beecham Products. He also had his own strategy/advertising agency, giving him a diverse background with deep experience in sales, marketing, research & development, strategic planning, leadership/management, and public relations. This experience will provide the expertise needed as he and current Chapter/Team Coordinator, Andy Seal, work in tandem to continue efforts to better support SDIA Teams and Chapters, including guiding Teams in their formation and growth, and assisting existing Chapters and Teams in strategic and tactical planning. In addition, Corscadden will work to set a streamlined, bold course for SDIA’s continued expansion, growth and awareness throughout the US.   An active SDIA member since 2013,...
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SDIA Partners with VA/Vet Centers to Improve Veterans’ Lives Through Yellowstone Adventure

SDIA Partners with VA/Vet Centers to Improve Veterans’ Lives Through Yellowstone Adventure

The beauty of Yellowstone National Park and Yellowstone National Forest are spectacular in the summer, and as Sheep Dog Impact Assistance’s (SDIA) group of 43 veterans, first responders and family members discovered on the January 23-27 Yellowstone Outdoor Adventure, winter in this vast wilderness is just as stunning when riding a snowmobile. This was the first Outdoor Adventure SDIA conducted in partnership with the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and Vet Centers across the nation. Through this partnership, the VA and Vet Centers identified and recommended to SDIA 27 veterans; these veterans joined 8 other veterans and first responders for a weekend that took them on a guided snowmobile tour of the National Park, snowmobiling time on their own in the National Forest, group dinners, free time, and most importantly, time to talk with fellow Sheep Dogs about their experiences, struggles and successes. By giving them an opportunity to #GetOffTheCouch, the camaraderie and connection with peers that is so vital...
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Sheep Dogs Tour Yellowstone for Camaraderie, Winter Fun

Sheep Dogs Tour Yellowstone for Camaraderie, Winter Fun

The beauty of Yellowstone National Park and Forest are spectacular in the summer, and as Sheep Dog Impact Assistance’s (SDIA) group of 43 veterans, first responders and family members discovered on the January 23-27 Yellowstone Outdoor Adventure, winter in this vast wilderness is just as stunning when riding a snowmobile. This was the first Outdoor Adventure SDIA conducted in partnership with the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and Vet Centers across the nation. Through this partnership, the VA and Vet Centers identified and recommended to SDIA 27 veterans; these veterans joined 8 other veterans and first responders for a weekend that took them on a guided snowmobile tour of the National Park, snowmobiling time on their own in the National Forest, group dinners, free time, and most importantly, time to talk with fellow Sheep Dogs about their experiences, struggles and achievements. By giving them an opportunity to #GetOffTheCouch, the camaraderie and connection with peers that is so vital to having a positive attitude, perspective and renewed sense of purpose is restored. In recent months,...
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The Heroes Gala is Almost Here!

The Heroes Gala is Almost Here!

We are so excited for this year's Heroes Gala and hope you are, too! The Heroes Gala is an amazing evening where to honor our nation's heroes and celebrate all SDIA has accomplished in the previous year - and in 2018 we were able to engage, assist and empower more of our veterans and first responders to #GetOffTheCouch than ever before. Our Guest Speaker will be USMC Cpl Nick Perales, one of our first two Sheep Dogs sponsored for an outdoor adventure. After his injury, he took to sitting on the couch, playing video games, gained weight, and lost his purpose in life. Participating in SDIA's first outdoor adventure reignited in him a desire to #GetOffTheCouch and make a difference. You won't want to miss hearing his inspirational story. Cpl Perales will be joined by Guests of Honor Debbie Lee, Gold Star Mother & founder of America's Mighty Warriors, and Cpl Liam...
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Happy New Year 2019!

Happy New Year 2019!

2018 was an incredible year of growth and mission accomplishment, and none of it would have been possible without the generous support of people like YOU.As we usher in 2019, we again want to thank you for giving your time, money and resources to Sheep Dog Impact Assistance.May your new year be filled with opportunities to #GetOffTheCouch, live life to the fullest and renew your purpose! We can help. ...
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Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Blessed 2019!

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and Blessed 2019!

All of us at Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) want to take a moment during this hectic and busy time of year to thank YOU for your support of SDIA and our missions this past year. Because you generously gave your time, money and/or resources, we were able to accomplish the following in 2018. DISASTER RESPONSE:Assisted 7,219 people devastated by 5 hurricanes, 1 flood, 5 tornadoes, and firefighters battling wild fires. OUTDOOR ADVENTURES:Engaged and empowered 479 military and first responders to #GetOffTheCouch through 31 hunting, fishing, skydiving and other adventures. THANKSGIVING OUTREACH:Delivered Thanksgiving meals to 830+ people and 32 fire, police and sheriff departments. CHRISTMAS OUTREACH:Gave more than 350 children of struggling Sheep Dogs gifts of toys, clothing and necessities for Christmas. From all of us at SDIA, we hope you had a very Merry Christmas and have a blessed 2019. ...
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Veterans Coming Home: Cibeles Ramirez Rodriguez

Veterans Coming Home: Cibeles Ramirez Rodriguez

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance - Central Arkansas member Cibeles Ramirez Rodriguez recently told AETN how #SDIA helped her #GetOffTheCouch and positively impacted her and her son's lives. Do you know someone who needs to find a purpose? Join us at www.SheepDogIA.org! https://youtu.be/jOVxQOytH4w ...
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SDIA Sending 2nd Disaster Response Team for Hurricane Michael Recovery Operations

SDIA Sending 2nd Disaster Response Team for Hurricane Michael Recovery Operations

During our first deployment to northwestern Florida for Hurricane Michael recovery efforts, we accomplished a lot of great work. Even though we're not seeing the devastation as much in the media, there is still an enormous amount of work to do. To that end, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) will send a second deployment of Disaster Response (DR) Teams to northwestern Florida from November 12-19. DR Volunteers from across the country will join in the tree & debris removal, covering leaking roofs, and other recovery efforts. But we won't be successful without YOUR support. #GetOffTheCouch with us! If you are willing and able to deploy for up to 4 work days anytime during this period, review the linked info (https://bit.ly/2EUPGHb) and contact JDixon@SheepDogIA.org. (If you are not currently an SDIA Member/Volunteer, please sign up prior to volunteering for this DR mission at www.SheepDogIA.org/membership.) #Donate to become part of our DR team! With this deployment, SDIA is again asking for gift cards and financial...
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