Heart of the Community

Heart of Community $5,000.00
Hello Sisters and Brothers-
I want to start the new year off in fantastic form! Here is the information many of you have been asking me about for our
WSNIMA Heart of the Community event for 2019-2020:
HOC: NW Battle Buddies (WSNIMA Valued Veterans Heart of Community Event)
Who: All women and men of WSNIMA, raise $6000 for NW Battle Buddies 
What: NW Battle Buddies is a 501c-3 that provides service dogs to veterans with PTSD at no charge to them.
Where: Within your lodges and chapters. 
When: From now until  March 14, 2020 (Saturday at Mid-Year Conference)
Why: They have served us, now it is our turn to serve them! Most Veterans served our country for un-selfish reasons. They don't want recognition, but some need help. These service dogs are there to provide help for our Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (PTSD) There are Veterans who need help. These service dogs are life saving aides to our Veterans. It is also one of the Moose Core Values. 
How: Please plan and host special events, or fundraisers, within your lodge or chapter. The lodge home is where you are to try and help the Valued Veterans within your community while raising monies for this event. Please host a dinner, a bottle draw, a 50/50, or some fun event and INVITE VETERANS to participate. To put it in perspective: if each lodge and chapter raise $117 we have met our goals. So go out there and put on a dinner, or fundraiser, and invite the Veterans within your community. I know they will show up, or even help. Most importantly we just need to ask!
This what we do! We are the Heart of our Communities! This is who we are as Moose. Not only does it help us with what we promised to do, it helps our Veterans within our communities.
Joe Fairbanks
WSNIMA Heart of Community Chairperson