STEP FORward with WAMMSNow!!! Donate * Support * Share!!!
"WALK a MILE in MY SHOES~~~on the Path to PEACE!!!"...was born as a result of meeting Viana Bruce, Co-ordinator of the Military Family Support Group...in Phoenix, AZ.
While stopping for dinner at SWEET TOMATOES in Phoenix, Viana introduced Me to Her organization & continued to share: "The thing that is needed most...on the ground...in IRAQ & AFGANISTAN...are children's SHOES.
Her 'simple' message encouraged Me to PAUSE.
Overnight, sleep was challenging...until the 'revelation' of WAMMS was revealed.
On the morning of 26June, I knew what needed to be done & as a result, WAMMS was born & Our efforts for 'sharing 'gently-loved' SHOES began.
Although Our original concept was to send SHOES to Miltary Medics & Chaplains...on the ground in IRAQ & AFGANISTAN, it became very clear that the need was great...at Home, too.
WAMMS 'Mission' of the SOLE...began.
With the diligent participation & assistance by dear Friends, here in the Valley-of-the-Sun, WAMMS STEPped FORward to collect & share 'gently-loved' SHOES.
Our efforts in sharing SHOES with the Military Medics & Chaplains...continued; however, new efforts were established at home.
SKATELAND/Mesa & sister properties STEPped FORward to offer opportunities to visit & to welcome the sharing of SHOES.
With the 'intention' of 'Providing a Sturdy Foundation for a PEACEFul Day...to Folks having NO SHOES, at all...WAMMS began sharing with:
* Human Services Campus
* Arizona Women's Educ & Employment
* UMOM/Transitional Housing