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Warriors at Ease ~ Help us help our nation's veterans

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December 23, 2014

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THE STORY:

Nov 11, 2014 - We exceeded our $35,000 goal. Thank you to the Spartan Nash Foundation for helping us exceed our goal.

Today is Veteran's Day in the US and Remembrance Day in Canada.  Today many other countries honor the service and sacrifice of their veterans as well. We want to remember warriors, veterans, and their families, around the world, for their service. 

We stand behind you who have served, and your families.  Warriors at Ease, and our network of over 500 teachers worldwide, are doing our utmost to make culturally-informed and trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation available to everyone in every military community who wants to support their own health and well being by practicing yoga and meditation. 

~ The Warriors At Ease team
Robin, Karen, Molly, Pat, Annie, Lynn, Sue, DeShan, Jill, Gail

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The primary mission of Warriors at Ease (WAE) is to train and deploy professional yoga and meditation instructors to work military settings where they can enhance the health and well-being of service members, veterans, families, and healthcare staff.

Since 2009, WAE has trained more than 450 teachers, most of whom are now actively teaching in VA Hospitals, Veteran Centers, military bases, and military hospitals.  The WAE Team has helped conduct several Department of Defense and NIH funded research studies that prove what we see every day- improvements in sleep, pain, anxiety and PTSD.

http://warriorsatease.com

We just received our 501(c)3 tax exempt status from the IRS. So whether you donate $5, $50, $500 or more, your donation is fully tax deductible. 

 WE NEED YOUR HELP.  The money you donate will help us to:

  • Develop and deliver a program for evidence-based yoga and meditation to address Military Sexual Trauma
  • Offer webinars and retreats for military families on coping with PTSD with yoga and meditation
  • Fund the new Warriors at Ease yoga and meditation program at Ft Meade MD which will serve Active Duty soldiers with PTSD, their spouses, and their children.
  • Create on-line web portal for servicemembers, veterans and military families with guided meditations, breathing exercises and yoga videos for coping with PTSD

News about WAE is spreading quickly and with the momentum, more enthusiasm and opportunites are coming our way.  Robin Carnes, our Executive Director and co-founder was honored with the "Contribution to Society" award from the Smithsonian Institute.  WAE has been featured in Yoga Journal, the Huffington Post, NPR, and Women's Day magazine, among others.  And we're just getting started!

Up to this point, we at WAE have existed on a shoestring budget, paying our instructors and staff solely on the tuitions we make from our trainings. However, there is more we want to do for our veterans, and to do that, we need your help! The scope of our organization is growing, there are more and more opportunities for training service members directly.

With our recent determination from the IRS as a 501(c)3 we can now  begin pursuing grant and foundation monies to support our expansion efforts. In the meantime, we're asking our supporters to consider making a donation now to help us bring on the additional help we need to prepare for and carry out our expansion efforts. Please consider making a donation to Warriors at Ease, we need your support in order to help our nation's veterans!

Sending all of our love and sincere gratitude for your commitment to our efforts to help all of those touched by the wounds of war,

Finally, we urge you to take a few minutes to see this powerful film which shows how one soldier's life was affected by meditation. https://vimeo.com/92954090

The Warriors at Ease Team

$49,767

 

142% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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  • Heid

    $25

  • Jenn Benson

    $50

  • Diane and Dave Seeger

    $50

  • The Asebey Family

    $125

  • Sarah and Mike Julien

    $200

  • Mirabelle

    $100

  • Jerome

    $100

  • Lo & Mike

    $25

  • Michael Birkholm

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tamar

    $50

  • Clair and Rob Oaks

    $200

  • Lineke Pearson

    $200

  • Rick Taylor

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sydney Spears

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Cricket Parmalee

    $100

  • Richard Miller

    $25

  • Michael Birkholm

    $250

  • Lee and Christine Rodrigues

    $25

  • Ivan Storck

    $25

  • Gerald A Fallon

    $100

  • Robin Carnes

    $25

  • Robin Kilbride

    $100

  • Claudia Wayne

    $100

  • Catanzarite Family Foundation

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lynne & Todd Waymon

    $35

  • Robin Benjamin

    $50

  • Heather Mitchell

    $100

  • Steve & Atchana Capellini

    $50

  • Hans Hickler

    $200

  • toni driver

    $50

  • Nathalie Gabrielli Rawat

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Toby and Ilana

    $50

  • Susan Shearouse

    $50

  • Tom and Nancy Davis

    $100

  • Nancy Henningsen

    $100

  • Leslie Hunter

    $100

  • Lucy Lomax

    $100

  • Rick and Terry Zweering

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Kerry Traylor

    $100

  • Tom and Bettie Dean

    $2,000

  • Gillette Piper

    $3,000

  • Brenda Mueller

    $100

  • Donna & Dwight Van Steenkiste

    $100

  • Caroline Horel Berté

    $30

  • Melinda Mentrum

    $100

  • Kim Kelly

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Suzie Hurley

    $50

  • Marion L. Griffin

    $50

  • Yoga Center of Columbia

    $150

  • Annie Mahon

    $100

  • Allison Porter

    $100

  • Laura diCurcio

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

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  • Brad and Cookie Ullig

    $100

  • Anna Sullivan

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alaine Duncan

    $250

  • Megan McLeary

    $75

  • Nancy Montagna

    $100

  • Sheila Figliotti

    $40

  • Schwab Charitable Fund

    $500

  • Nina Shapiro-Perl and Peter Perl

     

  • CHRIS RUSSELL

    $50

  • Roberta Doyle

    $100

  • Rosana Azar & Jorge Orencel

    $54

  • Laurie Young

    $500

  • CPT Ivan Hong & Tatiana Ormaza

     

  • Amy Maloney

     

  • Mary Beth Lewis - Gentle Stretch Yoga

    $50

  • John and Sharon Golden

    $200

  • Cassandra Reid

    $25

  • Don & PJ Jonovic

    $200

  • Spartan Nash Foundation

    $30,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mary B. Bauer

    $100

  • Suzanne Ludlum

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mary Ellen Rose

    $108

  • Anonymous

    $25

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Donation made in honor of Clay and Amanda Campbell and their time with the US Navy 3 years ago

Mary Ellen Rose

Mary Ellen Rose

DONATION: $108

With gratitude for all the training I received. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Suzanne Ludlum

Suzanne Ludlum

DONATION: $100

In memory of Joseph Warren Ludlum 3 years ago

Mary B. Bauer

Mary B. Bauer

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Thank you <3 3 years ago

Spartan Nash Foundation

Spartan Nash Foundation

DONATION: $30,000

3 years ago

Don & PJ Jonovic

Don & PJ Jonovic

DONATION: $200

It's a wonderful effort you're making on behalf of those most worthy of our thanks and help. 3 years ago

Cassandra Reid

Cassandra Reid

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

John and Sharon Golden

John and Sharon Golden

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

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