Mission: To provide a civilian framework through which trained emergency and military personnel extend their services to society; to assist our neighbors in times of disaster and our own in times of hardship; to respond independently, efficiently and strategically, achieving the greatest impact possible.
Programs: Sheep dogs in need(sdin)- the shared, training, hardships, missions, and lifestyle of military and first responder service bring service men and women close together as a family type unit. Few civilian organizations or family members can replicate the level of camaraderie and belonging that one feels in the industry of serving and protecting others. Especially so in combat / front-line units. Sdin assistance provides a peer group of veteran military and first responders in the civilian community that becomes the "service family" for the separated soldier, sailor, airman, or marine, and first responder from the law enforcement and / or fire and rescue community. We help bridge the gap from active duty military to a civilian community that can seem foreign when the tour of duty ends.
disaster relief missions - as became evident during september 11th, 2001, and in the aftermath of hurrican katrina, our federal and local governments and relief organizations are not always equipped or prepared for such unexpected and widespread devastation. Sheep dog's aim is to bypass slow moving bureaucracy and red tape in order to provide timely and effective help through local, independent chapters made up of former military, emergency and law enforcement personnel.
christmas program - christmas outreach is our annual progam to adopt children of military, law enforcement, fire and rescue or ems families needing assistance and provide them with toys, clothing and other items from their santa wish list.
Professional with expertise in this field
I have spent more than 30 years in the nonprofit world, working with, and monitoring nonprofits from around the globe, this is by far one of the hardest working nonprofits I've had the pleasure of studying. Not only do they accomplish their mission, but they excel and finding unique ways to ensure the success of their efforts. Anyone interested in donating to, volunteering for, or supporting Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) in any way, should feel assured that their support will be felt in a meaningful way at multiple levels.
- Keeper of the Faith