GRACE AFTER FIRE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RECEIPT OF A GRANT FROM THE KENEDY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
Grace After Fire was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from the Kenedy Memorial Foundation based in Corpus Christi. The purpose of this grant is to suppport the employment of a Woman Veteran as the Coastal Bend Outreach Coordinator.
ABOUT THE KENEDY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION* The Kenedy Memorial Found is organized exclusively for charitable purposes. Founded in 1961 by Sarita Kenedy East, granddaughter of Mifflin Kenedy and Petra Vela Kenedy, the Foundation has donated more than 200 million dollars to charitable causes and organizations in Texas. In South Texas, where the majority of the its contributions have been made the Foundation is one of the major contributors.
God Bless the USA
Arlington Woman’s Club
A Red, White and Blue Evening
Dinner, Auction, Music
Saturday November 12, 2011
Dinner served 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
5819 Pleasant Ridge Road, Arlington TX
Benefitting: Grace After Fire and women veterans
For more information call: (817) 277-7666
Purchase tickets at the AWC: 1515 W. Abram Street Arlington TX
Tickets are $15.00
Protect-Connect-Renew Women Women Veterans Retreat will be held August 12-14, 2011 at the Inn of the Hills Resort & Conference Center in Kerrville. Women Veterans who reside in the 19 counties* served by the Hill Country MHDD are invited to attend this free retreat.
Breakout session topics will include: Understanding Benefits, Living Healthy, How to Tame the Woman Warrior, and Relationships. Sessions will also include discussion on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma, and Veterans Disabilities. Other activities include Yoga, Massage, Meditation, and Peer-to-Peer Support.
Pre-Registration is required to attend this free retreat. Veterans who register by July 11 will be entered in a special prize drawing. Resort Accommodations and Meals are included with the retreat sessions and activities.
Austin, Texas. June 10, 2011 — In an effort to help women veterans returning home from service, Verizon, presented a $5,000 check to Grace After Fire, an organization designed to aid women suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or having a difficult time readjusting to civilian life.
The money will be used to increase public awareness of the challenges faced by women veterans and to increase outreach efforts to these American heroes who served our nation.
“We are honored by the generous donation from the Verizon Foundation and applaud the foundations mission of strengthening communities by helping women Veterans and their families.” states Olson.
ABOUT GRACE AFTER FIRE
Grace After Fire, a 501c3 organization is dedicated to ensuring women veterans have equitable access to care. Their dedicated staff specializes in identifying resources to help women reintegrate into society and to deal with issues such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, military sexual trauma, suicidal behaviors, drug and alcohol dependencies. www.GraceAfterFire.org Become a women Veteran fan at www.facebook.com/graceafterfire
ABOUT Verizon Foundation
The mission of the Verizon Foundation is dedicated to forging partnerships and focusing on social issues that impact our employees, customers, and communities in the area of education, literacy, health and safety. http://www.verizonfoundation.org
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