Thanks to some great people at QuadGraphics, the Warrior House has this amazing lawn mower. We sincerely appreciate the generosity QuadGraphics and their employees have shown Salute the Troops. Thank you.
Salute the Troops has partnered with Unmasked Expressive Therapies to offer hands-on art therapy for veterans and their families.
This collaborative partnership is about the process of healing by sharing stories through art. Research has proven art therapy is effective in alleviating PTSD and healing through/from trauma. The hope of providing this service is to assist with coping skills for local veterans and their families.
“Art therapy holds a powerful alternative in the process of healing trauma” said Tami Joe DeLisle, MSAT, LPC-IT, UnMasked Expressive Therapies. “When it is difficult to talk about it, creativity will tell the story in way that others understand.”
This idea grew out of an internship, led by Tami Joe DeLisle, and a Marian University student, Laura McCauley. Together, they worked with Salute the Troops to identify art therapy opportunities.
“Salute the Troops is excited to offer this new level of support to veterans in the counties we support.” said board of director’s president Daniel Tinsley, “Veterans don’t always seek out alternative avenues for healing; we’re sheading the light.”
Sessions will begin in June, being offered the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at Salute the Troops new location at 54 E. First Street. Additionally, sessions are available at UnMasked Expressive Therapies in Beaver Dam on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. For exact times, please visit salutethetroopswi.org/arttherapy
Salute the Troops has moved to their new location at 54 E. 1st Street, Fond du Lac, Wis.
This new location offers ample work space, a veteran’s resource center, a full-time executive director, rental space, volunteer opportunities, and workshops.
“We’re excited to be in a space where we can offer veterans opportunities for professional and personal growth and enrichment.” said Salute the Troop’s executive director, Kim Galske, “This new facility affords us the resources to make an impact in the lives of veterans in Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, and Dodge counties.”
To learn more about Salute the Troops and the services available, please call 920.322.3291 or email email@example.com
The Marian University Student Veterans Organization hosted a 2.2 Ruck March on Saturday April 22. Over 100 people participated. Proceeds from the event were donated to Salute the Troops.
Salute the Troops received a donation from Shepard of the Hills Catholic Parish in Eden in the amount of $5,500.
This donation is earmarked for the Warrior House, a transitional housing facility for male veterans located in Lomira, Wisconsin.
Cutline: Adam Gitter, Salute the Troops Board of Directors, and Father Mark Jones, Shepard of the Hills Catholic Parish.
Annie's Fountain City is selling Annie's t-shirts for $10. $2 from each shirt sold will go to Salute the Troops to support local veterans.
Order forms are available at Annie's, located at 72 South Main Street in downtown Fond du Lac.
Salute the Troops has hired Kim Galske to serve in the role of executive director. She will assume these duties effective April 10, 2017.
Kim is a veteran herself, having served with the United States Marine Corps from 1996 until 2001. During her time, she served as a NCOIC Police Records and Truck driver/mechanic. She was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California.
“Becoming the Executive Director for Salute the Troops is the fulfillment of destiny and the culmination of all my previous experiences in business and life” said Galske. “I’m passionate about getting others excited about making positive changes in life, in our communities, and strengthening the spirit of servant leadership.”
There are an estimated 410,000 veterans in the state of Wisconsin. In Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, and Dodge Counties, there are approximately 30,000 veterans and Salute the Troops seeks to better assist veterans and their families locally, with the potential for growth into other counties. This growth is only possible through the hiring of a dedicated, forward-thinking, executive director.
Additionally, Salute the Troops oversees the Warrior House Support Program, a transitional housing facility for male veterans, located in Lomira, Wisconsin.
“Salute the Troops is beyond excited to have Kim on board in this role.” said board of director’s president Daniel Tinsley, “Through her guidance, leadership, and vision, we will be able to take Salute the Troops to the next level, assisting the greater veteran community.”
Salute the Troops invites the community to a flag retirement ceremony in conjunction with the American Legion Trier-Puddy Post #75, Lomira Cub Scout Pack 3740, Lomira Boy Scout Troop 740 on Saturday, April 8 at 10am at the Warrior House located at W462 Hwy 67, Lomira, Wisconsin.
Salute the Troops and the Boy Scout troops will be providing refreshments, and the American Legion Trier-Puddy Post #75 will be providing the flags for retirement. There will be a couple of Girl Scout troops attending, as well.
“Salute the Troops is honored to be part of this event.” said board of directors president Daniel Tinsley, “Working closely with other organizations like this only strengthens our overall commitment to our community, veterans, and their families.”
Salute the Troops received $8,500 donation from Oshkosh Corporation, including $7,500 donation from the Oshkosh Defense project team who placed 1st in the Oshkosh Corporation and 2nd place in the international competition, Excellence Awards in Innovative Excellence category.
Team leader, Melissa Casper (far right in photo), heard of Salute the Troops, and working in the defense area, felt it was a nice match between her organization and Salute the Troops. Additionally, Melissa is from Lomira and learned of the Warrior House, a transitional living facility for male veterans.
Salute the Troops’ Warrior House, located at W462 Highway 67 in Lomira, is now accepting male veterans seeking transitional housing and support.
The Warrior House, managed by Salute the Troops, aims to create opportunities to foster positive rental history, collaborate with local employers to initiate employment opportunities, empower veterans to find purpose through supportive programming designed specifically for each veteran, all while supporting the community.
“The Warrior House is an outstanding facility and Salute the Troops is overwhelmed with the generous support we’ve received” said Dan Tinsley, Salute the Troops Board of Directors President. “We very much look forward to assisting the veterans in Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, and Dodge counties through the Warrior House.”
The Warrior House is open to male veterans who seek to better themselves by building a strong physical, mental and psychological foundation through counseling, therapy, employment, financial security, and group interaction in a stable living environment.
“We’re eager to work with veterans through our Warrior House” said Richard Feustel, Warrior House director and Salute the Troops board member. “We have a house manager, he himself is a veteran, who is ready to walk with fellow vets through their journey of healing.. Resources are available and we’re excited to open this new chapter with Salute the Troops.”
Salute the Troops seeks to support local service-members, veterans, and their families through financial assistance, resource brokering, and supportive programming while creating awareness, delivering education, and fostering camaraderie all while stimulating economic development in our community.