Softball Team Update

So our Veterans Softball team got its first non loss yesterday!!! We tied!! LOL Hey every game is a new challenge for us and a chance to get out of the house and have some good fun with other veterans. If your in the Fresno area and want to watch us play we could use some of your moral support. Our next game is Thursday the 19th at 8pm at the Jensen Sports Complex. If you would like more info let us know. Thanks to all who have already support us.

Softball Team

Well here is a little update on our softball team here in Fresno.  As of now we are 0-7.  That is right 0-7.  I can tell you though that we have a great time and a lot of fun together.  It is good to get out and forget about the “real” world for a while.  Anyways it about coming together and just enjoying oneself.

A New Year

All year long, people look forward to that two week holiday break for Christmas and New Year’s and getting back into the swing of things after substantial time off can be tough. Getting back into the everyday groove can pose a challenge for many people after an extended holiday. Even need time to decompress and the holidays are just the time to do it. Everything is slow as most people do take long vacations. Often people feel a pit in the bottom of their stomach as the holiday nears its close and they know going back to their busy life is quickly approaching on the horizon. Getting back to it after substantial time off can be stressful. No one truly enjoys going back to work after so much time off to relax. As they say, time flies when you’re having fun. So how to ease back into work after the holidays?

First off, take it easy. To help make the transition back to work less stressful, pace yourself when you first return. Don’t get overwhelmed by the massive amounts of emails awaiting you in your inbox, all the calls you have to return and all the new tasks the New Year will bring.

Stay positive. Think about the exciting challenges the New Year will bring. Remember, it’s a fresh start and a time of new beginnings. You can work harder and be more successful at everything you do if you keep an optimistic, confident mind.

Building Veterans Dream (Fundraiser)

Together with Veterans, we want to help our Veterans remove the stigma and blanket that is used called “Medication”. We want to provide an all natural healing therapy for Veterans with disabilities, PTSD and TBI by getting them involved in recreational activities. Veterans live everyday trying to cope with the images of war. These memories have taken over in the brain and may cause a state of depression, anxiety, anger or any other mental effects. By getting Veterans involved with outdoor recreations such as SCUBA Diving, Indoor/Outdoor Rock Climbing, Hiking, Kayaking, Sailing, Camping, Fly Fishing, or any other activity, we want to bring the mental focus of the Veteran away from the memories they normally live with and begin a new focus on something positive that will encourage the brain to focus on the activities the Veteran is working with. Please help us by contributing. Thank you from Actions For Heores

 

Racial Hatred and Bigotry

It’s hard to believe that there is still racial hatred and bigotry in today’s world.  Does standing by and letting it happen the same as doing it?  What would you do if your associate, friend, coworker, or business partner showed racial hatred or bigotry?  Veterans today are already singled out as it is.  The added pressure of being discriminated or talked down to because of race or gender should not be tolerated at all.

What are your thoughts?

 

“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” — Martin Luther King

 

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
― Edmund Burke

Holiday Campaign For Veterans

happy-holiday-lightsHAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM

ACTIONS FOR

HEROES

Actions For Heroes is holding a Holiday Campaign to help our veterans and their families during the Holidays. Our goal is to receive donations of unwrapped gifts for the children of our Veterans, canned goods, holiday decorations and Christmas Trees. All donations received will be distributed to our local Veterans to help bring some comfort into their homes.

 If you would like to help a veteran by making a donation, you may contact us at support@actionsforheroes.org or click on the DONATE link. All monetary donations are secured through PayPal.

 

Great Weekend

We had a wonderful weekend in the San Diego area for Tough Mudder. We made it through again with teamwork and endurance. It was a great event to build esprit de corps. It was a nice reminder that you can over come your fears through camaraderie and mental fortitude.  Your fears and anxiety do not control you.   You are in charge of your life and can stand up and make it your own!!

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder is this coming weekend in Temecula, CA at the Vail Lake Resort.   It should be another great adventure for those of you who are participating.  Hope everyone is getting hydrated for this event.  Cant wait to see you all there.  And remember the Tough Mudder Pledge:

-I understand that Tough Mudder is not a race but a challenge

-I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time

-I don not whine – Kids whine

-I help my fellow mudders complete the course

-I overcome all fears

PTSD

Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with PTSD or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)?? What obstacles are they facing and how are they coping with the invisible wounds?? Actions For Heroes can assist them by guiding them in a direction to uncover that blanket that is imposed by doctors called MEDICATION. We want to establish a connection with Veterans to show them how to cope with these wounds instead of feeding medication to them. Some Veterans may benefit from the use of medication to treat certain symptoms. But the question is “what do you do to retrain your brain and thought patterns” to overcome these wounds? Let Actions for Heroes help you and your family!!!

Welcome

Welcome to Actions for Heroes new site.  As we get this one up and running feel free to poke around and comment on anything you would like.   We would love to hear any kind of feedback on what we are doing in the community as well as the site itself.  Feel free to drop in anytime and say hi!!

 

Thank you,

Actions for Heroes