Afghanistan War Commander’s Next Mission: Helping Female Vets Start Businesses

AND its about time. Women are more often than not the home decision makers, the child care decision makers and ARE the Majority of the spending and purchasing economy in the US…WHY shouldn’t we be assisted as our Male counterparts are in starting our own businesses. There are many programs out there, however women are not recruited as much as men to start their own business and when they do, the world is still seen as a “man’s” world. Than you General, PenFed Foundation, an affiliate of the PenFed Credit Union for this program and effort….Courtesy story below by Military.com.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/04/24/afghanistan-war-commanders-next-mission-helping-female-vets-start-businesses.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0LQJVPCkS08vwgiWb_uba2ulTcnJYmeqybWNQythWZuE5i_GTLiGatLwQ#Echobox=1556128073

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WWII Female Veterans Honored

Honored WWII Female Veterans – May 5, 2018

Louisiana WWII Lady Veterans Honored

WWII Female Veterans, Ms. Vera Nuschler & Ms. Lillian Hoover were Honored and presented the “Quilt of Valor” (QOV) from The Giving Quilt and Louisiana Women’s Veterans” Organizations.

Both Women served at a time in history when Women in Uniform was not a widely supported job. These women served proudly and with honor. “THANK YOU” to all those who serve!

Learn more about these two fascinating Veterans HERE.

WAFAC and LWV is working to do more outreach to Women Veterans and bring awareness to the Women Veteran Community.

To learn more CLICK HERE, and to donate CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Housing and Vehicle Support Request

WAFAC  and Warrior Vision is in search of community support for Lady Veterans. We are looking for donations of homes for short or long term rentals and Vehicle donations to support struggling Veterans giving them a place to live and a way to get to and from work.

HELP A VETERAN

We desperately need your help. We are looking for small homes/apartment, condos,  etc., for rent and vehicles as a donation to WAFAC  and WV in support of Female Veterans in the GREATER BATON ROUGE area. Your generous donation will help Women Veterans get to work and support their families. If you have a vehicle or auto maintenance skills that you would like to donate, it would be greatly appreciated. Support the working Warrior!

Housing and Vehicle Support Request

ALL DONATIONS: Rentals donated (short or long) & Vehicles and/or Vehicle  Maintenance will receive TAX EXEMPT Letters, as we are a Veteran Approved 501(c)(3) Charity. Currently there are multiple Female Veterans and children couch surfing and/or living with relatives in our Great Baton Rouge areas.

Call Angella 225-264-1729 or Don 225-454-8586

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Women Veteran Suicide Rates…250% more than Civilian Female Counterparts!

Only a day after Memorial Day…it saddens to read an article of such sadness.

I heard an alarming story this morning on NPR news. I have been talking on these points for a while now, maybe perhaps two years. Each time I read and hear of the rates of Lady Veteran Suicide – I cringe, but today I was sick to my stomach.

The are much higher than what I read of last year!

What are we doing about it? NOT ENOUGH I say!

READ the FULL Article HERE: NPR NEWS

THE MENTAL
WELLNESS NEEDS OF
MILITARY WOMEN:
COMMUNITY DRIVEN
SOLUTIONS: by Service Women Action Network.

Change a Life, Change a Family,

Save a Life, Save a Family..

 

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2019 Louisiana Veteran Charity Ball Sponsorship

2019 Inaugural Louisiana Veterans Charity Ball

TAX DEDUCTIBLE EIN Approved Non-Profit 501(c)(3).

FULL HONORS: $15,000 – Exclusive Sponsorship by Company type (Ex, one construction, one car dealership etc).

    • All of OLD GLORY and 180 Days of Advertisement via all means below

OLD GLORY:  $10,000VIP Reserved Table, 6:00 early admittance

    • 10 Tickets for Sponsor/6 tickets donated to Veterans**
    • Table Sponsor Signage, Sponsor Logo on written material 
    • Sponsor signage at Ballroom entry and in Ballroom 
    • Logo and Company recognition during Ball on overhead/media.
    • Logo AND Live Link on www.wafacvets.com page as a Sponsor.
    • Sponsorship Venue table during entire event for Company information/materials.
    • ON Stage and Sponsor Recognition at all Promotional Events through May 2019.
    • Contact/Guest list information from ticket sales  (Example: Name, Email, Telephone)
    • 120 Days of Advertisement Pre & Post Ball
      • Television: # PENDING
      • Radio: # PENDING
      • Social Media: Ascension Parish News Network (APNN) (25k+ Followers)
        • 1 Monthly (6 total) Facebook Live Video/Promo Ad
        • 26 Weekly Facebook endorsing Posts

STARS & STRIPES SPONSORSHIP:  $5,000VIP Reserved Table, 6:00 early admittance

    • 8 Tickets for Sponsor/4 tickets donated to Veterans**
    • Table Sponsor Signage, Sponsor Logo on written material 
    • Sponsor signage at Ballroom entry and in Ballroom.
    • Logo and recognition on the overhead/media during ceremony.
    • Logo AND Live Link on www.wafacvets.com page as a Sponsor.
    • ON Stage Recognition and Sponsorship Venue table during Cocktail hour
    • 45 Days of Advertisement Pre & Post Ball
      • Television: # PENDING
      • Radio: # PENDING
      • Social Media: Ascension Parish News Network (APNN) (25k+ Followers)
        • 1 Monthly (2 total) Facebook Live Video/Promo Ad
        • 6 Weekly Facebook endorsing Posts

BLUE SPONSORSHIP:  $3,500VIP Reserved Seats/Table, 6:00 early admittance

    • 6 Tickets for Sponsor/2 tickets donated to Veterans**
    • Table Sponsor Signage, Sponsor Logo on written material
    • Sponsor signage at Ballroom entry and in Ball room
    • Logo and recognition on the overhead/media during ceremony.
    • Logo AND Live Link on www.wafacvets.com page as a Sponsor.
    • 45 Days of Advertisement Pre & Post Ball
      • Television: # PENDING
      • Radio: # PENDING
      • Social Media: Ascension Parish News Network (APNN) (25k+ Followers)
        • 1 Monthly (2 total) Facebook Live Video/Promo Ad
        • 6 Weekly Facebook endorsing Posts

** Donated tickets will be assigned to Veterans by the Ball Committee. Other options, please call.

WHITE SPONSORSHIP:  $2,500VIP Reserved Seats/Table, 6:00 early admittance

    • 4 Tickets for Sponsor/2 tickets donated to Veterans**
    • Table Sponsorship Signage, Sponsor Logo on written material
    • Sponsorship signage at Ballroom entry
    • Recognition on social media sites.
    • Logo on www.wafacvets.com page as a sponsor.

RED SPONSORSHIP:  $1,000 –  VIP Reserved Seats

    • 2 Tickets for Sponsor/2 Tickets donated to Veterans**
    • Table Sponsorship signage
    • Recognition on social media sites.

PROUD AMERICAN SPONSORSHIP: $500 – Reserved Seats

    • 2 Tickets for Sponsor
    • Table Sponsorship Signage

Patriot: Any Amount you would like to donate is welcome and appreciated.

Your donation can

Save a life!

Change a family! 

Build a Community!  

Corporate Sponsorship Tables are limited & are available First Come/First Served.

Call/Email: (225) 264-1729 / Wafacvets@gmail.com for more information.

VENUE Back Table Sponsorship: $1000

1 table (6 foot) to present Company information during cocktail hour and Ball 6-9PM. Tickets NOT INCLUDED.  This is separate from all Sponsorship Ball Packages above. This does not include entry into the ball. Venue tables are limited.  Venue tables will be set up outside of the ballroom doors/reception area.

**All Veteran donated tickets will be assigned to Veterans and Veterans Organizations as so determined by WAFAC  and other Veteran Sponsored Groups, such as HFLA and LWV.  

Call 225.264.1729 or email wafacvets@gmail.com for additional sponsorship information.

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Louisiana Veteran’s Ball

Hello BIG WORLD! I am completely stoke and excited! My face has been smiling – A LOT!

We’ve been busy since our last blog date!
The last of the required IRS paper work is filled out! Hopefully! And we are heading to the PO soon!

AND…suspense pause! (wink wink)… We have our first MAJOR FUND RAISER on the calendar!
We are hosting a “Louisiana Veteran’s Ball”! In a MILITARY world, we have service balls annually.
However, once a Veteran moves on from the Military or away from a Military town, service balls are pretty tough to find. SO…WAFAC is going to host the FIRST Baton Rouge area, Veteran’s Ball!

We’ve looked at November in/around Veteran’s Day AND we’ve found our Venue!
AND we’ve found two very accessible dates!
Get your Uniforms, Sunday best, suits and ball gowns ready!

Great Program coming! Great Food! And of course Great music are coming this way!

More to be updated in the coming days and weeks! Stay tuned!

Cheers and Blessings…

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

YES YES YES! We are open for BUSINESS! For Female Veteran Business, that is.

Today is my FIRST Official BLOG POST! 4/18/18! Maybe not a real blog, but it is a start!

The excitement is growing. Our paperwork and everything has been filed and approved. We’ve been to the bank! State Offices! Parish Offices! Talked with our great Government IRS Folks..and we are Official.
Filling out the last IRS form and sending it off!

I’ve thought about what I’ve wanted to do for years, even while in uniform!

Here I’m thinking out loud… or rather TYPING/BLOGGING to the world. I don’t down play any of my service time. I WOULD NEVER! I am a UNITED STATES MARINE! Oh Rhaa! (it’s a Marine thing). My service to my country and to the Corps was FANTASTIC. I’ve always known I’ve wanted to and NEEDED “TO DO” something else. Something More! I’ve turned down jobs here and there, some for GREAT money, some not so much. WORKING for others, is not where my heart is. It’s serving others. Serving others I truly believe is a Life worth Living. Since my retirement, a few years back, I became a Louisiana Licensed Realtor. My best friend aka soul mate (Keith) and I joined Keller Williams (KW) Realty – This awesome company is all about helping others. Helping others Dreams come true. Helping others Succeed. KW teaches and inspires that an individual should come from a “Life of Contribution”. THIS WAS MY MINDSET! I had just never put it in to such beautiful words. Live a Life of Contribution. How FANTASTIC is that!

(By the way – I love exclamation marks and the word FANTASTIC [My husband says I use that word too often]).

I knew my purpose had to be something concerning and helping people. I’ve had my hands AND toes in a variety of different volunteer services for many different demographics of our society – HOWEVER – Each time I’ve turned the corner I have been re-directed back to Veterans and the Female Veteran. How can I not? I was in uniform for 25 years! I am a life long Veteran – A Female Veteran. A FEMALE MARINE! (yep I said it, a FEMALE MARINE).

I want to share and tell the world how and why I am where I am… The question is “WHERE TO START”? mmhhh
Well, lets see, I was born…LOL. No we’re not going to go there – Like ‘Once Upon A Time’ NOT.

Anyways, the longer I stayed in uniform, and as much as I love and loved it, it was not my destiny nor ending point…It was my starting point. SO for all intentional purposes my start took me 25 years.
That is what has given me my purpose. You see, living in a male environment, whether we admit it or not, as female service members, as Female Veterans, that world shapes our decisions, words and outcome.

OKAY….here is where I stop for today. TOO MANY THOUGHTS in my head right now.

I’m going to transcribe some of them on paper and get back to this soon. First that last IRS form, until they tell me I need ANOTHER ONE…Good night.

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