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Sheep Dog Impact Assistance

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that serves the needs of the men and women serving in our military, law enforcement, fire & rescue and EMS services – a community of people we call “Sheep Dogs.” For members of SDIA, helping others is a way of life. All members of SDIA are current or former military and public safety personnel with an innate desire to serve and protect our nation beyond their call of duty. This continued service gives us a renewed sense of purpose and camaraderie. Whether it’s helping local service professionals in a time of need or traveling to assist a community in the wake of a natural disaster, we believe that service does not stop when a shift or tour of duty ends.

How it all began.

Inspired by a desire to help those in need, SDIA was founded in 2009 by SgtMaj Lance Nutt, a U.S. Marine Corps and OIF veteran. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Lance felt compelled to use his military training and experience to help others in need. Along with the support of friends and family, he led an independent relief effort straight into the heart of the Katrina aftermath. Since then, SDIA established its first chapter and national headquarters in Rogers, Arkansas and continues to expand nationwide.

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