FIGHT SUBSTANCE ABUSE
With the ever-growing heroin epidemic sweeping across the country, more people die from drug overdoses than car crashes every year. Often driven by the abuse of prescription painkillers, heroin-related deaths have increased 248% from 2010 to 2015. Join WAAF efforts to help put an end to this toxic menace. For more information, go to drugfree.org/get-help
HELP JOHN DOWLEY (AKA "DOOLEY")
Our friend and former WAAF staffer Jason Dowley (AKA "Jbird" or "Dooley" back in the day) was recently diagnosed w kidney cancer. Jason is only 40 years old.
He has the fight of his life in front of him and we are hoping to raise enough money to ease the financial burden and to let him and his family focus on getting better and beating this. Jason is a hard working family man (US Postal service), he's married to his wife Michelle and is a devoted Dad to his 4 year old daughter Zoe .
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FIRST ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE VETERANS RIDE
On Saturday September 24 in Billerica, Mass, join iPods for Wounded Veterans for its First Annual Motorcycle Ride, hosted by Playoffs Sports Bar and Grill on Middlesex Turnpike. Proceeds from the ride will go to helping wounded veterans from the Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan wars. After the ride we'll celebrate and honor WWII Army Veteran Guy R. Constantine with a BBQ and live music at Playoffs. Get the details and sign up for the ride today at iPodsForWoundedVeterans.org.
BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIR
Chances are you've heard about iPods for Wounded Veterans, the Mass-based all-volunteer non-profit supporting wounded U.S. service men and women by providing MP3 players, headphones and more, free of charge. Now you can help too, simply by shopping at a special Barnes & Noble Bookfair at the Burlington, Mass store at 98 Middlesex Turnpike on November fourth, fifth and sixth. A portion of all sales will go to iPods for Wounded Veterans. For more details on the Barnes & Noble Bookfair or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit iPodsForWoundedVeterans.org.
BROCKTON VA TRIP
This December for the first time ever, volunteers from the local nonprofit iPods for Wounded Veterans will be visiting more than 100 of our wounded servicemen and women at the Brockton campus of the Veterans Administration. Every day, these veterans at the VA endure painstaking rehabilitation, and MP3 players, headphones, and letters of encouragement from schoolchildren remind them they are not forgotten. You can learn more and help make this visit a success by making a tax-deductible donation anytime at iPodsForWoundedVeterans.org.
Silkie's Hike 2016
Saturday, September 24th- 9:00 AM
The 22 km hike, with a 22 kg pack, for the 22 vets a day who commit suicide is back! Thank you to all the veterans, civilian supporters, venues, and business owners that contributed to such an awesome success to last year's hike!
The mission of the Silkies Hike is to bring veterans together with laughter and camaraderie, create a support network for veterans, and provide a day of therapy in order to prevent veteran suicide. These hikes support and spread our bottom line: "put the gun back on safe, put it back on the nightstand, and stick around a bit longer."
The silkies hike combines some of the things Marines specifically love most in an effort to bring awareness to a serious issue: humor and very short shorts known as silkies.
The hike provides the therapy and treatment for veterans suffering from post traumatic stress and other stressors to effectively prevent suicide by using humor and camaraderie to heal mental wounds.
More details coming soon. Click here for more information.