// SHEEP DOG PARTNERSHIP
SHEEP DOG IMPACT ASSISTANCE
PROPPER is thrilled to announce an official corporate partnership with Sheep Dog Impact Assistance. A portion of proceeds from three new PROPPER collections launched in Fall 2012 will benefit the Sheep Dog organization.
Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is an all-volunteer non-profit group that serves the needs of the men and women serving in our military, law enforcement, fire & rescue and EMS services – a community of people they call "Sheep Dogs." For members of SDIA, helping others is a way of life. All members are active duty or retired military and public safety personnel, and the Sheep Dog organization provides an outlet to use their extensive training in their civilian lives. Sheep Dogs believe that service does not stop when a shift or tour of duty ends.
SDIA HAS THREE PRIMARY MISSIONS:
- Provide assistance to "Sheep Dogs" (military, law enforcement, fire and other emergency personnel) in times of hardship
- Support communities during natural or human-afflicted disasters
- Provide information on survival and disaster preparedness
SDIA was founded in 2009 by 1stSgt Lance Nutt of the U.S. Marine Corps. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, 1stSgt Nutt felt compelled to use his military training and experience to help others in need. Along with his father and a friend, he led an independent relief effort straight into the heart of the Katrina relief effort. Since then, SDIA has established its first official chapter in Rogers, Arkansas and plans to expand with more independent chapters across the country. PROPPER partners with Sheep Dog Impact Assistance as the group expands its reach and impact in communities across the nation.
"For our organization, 'helping others is a way of life,' and with PROPPER's support, our ability to help others will greatly improve," said 1stSgt Nutt, Founder and President of SDIA. "What makes this partnership so perfect is that we are both working towards a mission serving the needs of our nation's military and public safety personnel."
To get more information about Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, visit SheepDogIA.org