Being There Reaching Out

Families

Honorary Board Members

Tom Miller
Founder: Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial Project
Neillsville WI
www.thehighground.org/history
Whippany New Jersey
www.9-11art.com

Mike Reagan
Founder: Fallen Heroes Project
Edmonds WA
www.fallenheroesproject.org

Dave and Shauna Baldwin
Owners: Safe House Restaurant

720 Front Street
Milwaukee WI
www.safe-house.com

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We are proud to announce that we have donated over $13,000 to the Fisher House to be built in WI.

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    We are honored to work with

Whose mission is to remember, honor and assist the wounded, ill, injured and dying of our Armed Forces from all wars.

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Stepping Stone Farms

Equine Asssited Therapies

(Especially for our Veterans)

1439 92nd Street

Franksville WI 53126 

Lia Sader: Exec Director

414-379-2314

www.steppingstonefarms.org

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A big "Thank you" to the wonderful and generous staff at

Sheeley Service Inc.

Owner: John Sheeley (Veteran)

Office Manager: Barb Jozwicki

1345 N. 74th Street

Wauwatosa WI 53213

http://www.sheeleyservice.com

There when we need them to help with our Walk for our Fallen!

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Being There-Reaching Out Mission Statement

To assist the families of the Wisconsin men and women lost in, or due to our nation's wars. To be there for them emotionally, physically, and economically.  And to reach out to them by organizing primarily private gatherings which allow them to continue to heal through one-on-one communication and sharing with one another.

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Being There Reaching Out: HONORED AS 2013 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT

New GreatNonprofits.org. Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews

Milwaukee, WI, October 23rd, 2013 Being there-Reaching Out announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” says Judith Singer, Founder of Being There-Reaching Out.    We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including working with Hometown Heroes to get the Children of our Fallen to Summer Camp, having our 8th Annual Weekend Retreat for the Families of our Fallen Military, and having our 6th Annual Walk for our Fallen Military at Woods National Cemetery in Milwaukee.  

The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Being There-Reaching Out received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. 

 

While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, Being There-Reaching Out was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year.


 “Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with Being There-Reaching Out have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”

 

Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization.  The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit.  This award is a form of recognition by the community.

 

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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Heroes of the Week: Being There-Reach Out Volunteers

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Founded in 2004 by Judith Singer, Being There-Reaching Out (BT-RO) is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit that financially, emotionally and physically assists families of Wisconsin men or women who were lost in or due to war (such as suicide). BT-RO brings together families to create connections and continue the healing process in comfortable, private and safe environments. The organization also holds a Walk for the Fallen every August on Milwaukee’s Veterans Affairs grounds, creates and decorates a float for Milwaukee’s Veteran’s Day Parade each year and hosts regular retreats throughout the state. All BT-RO programs are free of charge with the exception of hotel rooms (if needed), but no family is ever turned away and scholarships are always available. 

“Our volunteers are full time and the fundraising they do is the key to our organization. We have no corporate sponsors, so they come up with the money for everything we do,” Singer says. “The biggest healing is to be with other families. Participants say the BT-RO’s gatherings are like a shot in the arm that keeps them going until they meet up again. I just wish we would have been able to do this for vets of past wars. Ideally, I’d like to see programs like BT-RO become available in every state.”

Currently, the nonprofit is looking for volunteers to join the board of directors, help with fundraising and those with experience in grant writing. Additionally, BT-RO is seeking businesses that are willing to sponsor gathering places for retreats/events. Donations can be mailed to BT-RO at 8353 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. For more information, visit beingtherereachingout.org or contact Singer at 414-988-6225 or gentlyjs@yahoo.com.

 

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 *****BT-RO Events for 2014*****

 BT-RO Families of our Fallen Retreat

April 11-13th Green Bay.. Tundra Resort

 

June 14th -15th : Freedom Fest Lacrosse

 

June 22-28th: Our Kids Hometown Hero Summer Camp

 

August 17th: Walk for our Fallen..Milwaukee

 

November 8th: Veterans parade and unveiling our  Wall of Honor

Milwaukee...Safe House Restaurant

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Email me with questions: Gentlyjs@yahoo.com 


 

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Being There-Reaching Out is a 501c3 non-profit all volunteer organization, formed to support the Families in WI who have lost a loved one in war or due to having served in war. Donations can be sent to

Being There-Reaching Out

ATTN: Judith Singer

8353 W. Watertown Plank Road

Wauwatosa WI 53213

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