10 Mar. 2017

Update 14
Posted by Veterans Stand
8 hours ago



Thank you to all of our supporters and donors. We greatly appreciate your ongoing commitment to our mission at Standing Rock. The last month has been filled with dramatic events, important partnerships and significant advancement in our long term role into the situation.

On Feb. 22, 2017 the Governor of North Dakota deployed all accessible law enforcement agencies, including private security firms and the National Guard, in a show of excessive force which began a 2 day aggressive eviction of Oceti Sakowin and subsequently the following week was devoted to the same aggressive evictions at the supporting Rosebud, Sacred Stone, and 7th Generation Water Protector campsites. The Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, with the support of Veterans Stand, maintain the only active camp in the Ft. Yates – Cannonball area. This camp sits on private land and fully complies with all state and tribal property laws and zoning regulations. The foundation has been built and the camp capacity grows exponentially on a daily basis.

The Dakota Winds and pending snowstorms are still a challenge with more Water Protectors arriving every day, and the pending continuation of Keystone XL, there’s a lot more work to be done.

In addition to this camp, The Cheyenne River Sioux tribe has opened an offsite service center for Water Protectors in transition, with running water, electricity, and RV hookups, in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Free medical and mental health support, as well as resources to assist Water Protectors along in their journey is available at both locations,

All sites will be operated under guidelines set by the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe; Chairman Harold Frazer and his team have been working closely with #VetStand OPS to develop a long term strategy for support of this camp, the Eagle Butte center (which will serve as the primary command post for Veterans Stands’ ongoing #NoDAPL efforts), and future #NoKeystoneXL sites and operations. The sign-up roster for 1-2 week rotations in support of these missions can be found at veterans-stand.org and we encourage you all to sign up and share.

As our mission and involvement has expanded, and continues to expand, we’re taking this opportunity to change up our funding model for this ongoing campaign, which gives donors more flexibility in how they can support and participate. Please join us at http://bit.ly/2n5giM2 as we continue our stand in support of our brothers and sisters against all enemies to the US people, constitution, and human rights, both foreign and domestic.

Again we thank you for your ongoing commitment to #StandingRock and the Veteran Volunteers of #VeteransStand

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#VetStand #UnitedWeStand #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife

Eagle Butte Center Video:Brian Churchill
Dakota Winds Video: Lachlan Ross

Cheyenne River Camp Photo: Ross McKee

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Update 13
Posted by Veterans Stand
22 days ago


So sure Rubber Bullets aren’t lethal?

Making Progress!

Sacred Rock – #NeverForgetTheBeauty

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Update 12
Posted by Veterans Stand
24 days ago


Each and every one of you is amazing – THANK YOU!

Halfway to our goal thanks to the generous support of 4.9K donors like yourselves. We are honored and humbled by your commitment to the Stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Many of you have been anxious for news of our #VetStand #AdvanceTeam in Standing Rock. Join us tonight for a Facebook Live event hosted by our friends at EcoWatch. We’ll have Chris Duesing our head of Field Operations and some of his team online to answer your questions and provide an update on our mission.

Please join us TODAY, Monday, February 13 at 7 PM – 8 PM EST https://www.facebook.com/events/735343503282662

Thank You from Veterans Stand

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Update 11
Posted by Veterans Stand
25 days ago


Update from the #VetStand #AdvanceTeam in #StandingRock

Thank you for your continued support of our stand for Standing Rock. Our campaign has just passed $230K and we are humbled by your kind support. We have already begun putting the funds to good use! Our advance team has been onsite for just over a week, building the right network for ongoing, sustained support of the camp community and addressing the more immediate needs for help.

There are a diversity of needs within the camp infrastructure such as food, supplies, gear and transportation but the biggest overall is manpower, manpower to finalize the cleaning of the camps in the flood zone and moving to the higher ground before the thaw. We are working with several leaders to understand resources available and how to best house the camp community in their new locations, including all hygiene and sanitation needs.

Our team has built a strong network of partners onsite to help us deliver the goods where they are needed most. We are also identifying local vendors to ensure the bulk of the funds stay within the Standing Rock community and local economy. We will continue to work with these partners and investigate others who can assist in building a more consistent and effective supply chain of goods flowing into the camps. When it comes to manpower we are coordinating across our #VetStand network for the generalist and specialist skills that are in most need.

We appreciate there is a great deal of concern and uncertainty given the recent ACoE decision and aggressive movements to begin drilling by DAPL, but we do not believe this stand is close to over. Help us keep this story alive, help us bring this stand to the offices of people investing in DAPL and legislators who are turning a blind eye to civil rights and rule of law being steam rolled. Its time for everyone to take a stand. Share, call, write – make sure your voice is heard and if you’d like to join us in Standing Rock be sure to fill in our sign up roster at www.veterans-stand.org

Thank you,
The Veterans Stand Team

#VetStand #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife #UnitedWeStand

Lot’s of prep work to do!

We spotted 15 of these at the Casino

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Standing Rock Update(s)


Posted by Veterans Stand
11 hours ago


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Hello Everyone,

It’s been a distressing couple of days for our mission at #StandingRock with the ACOE announcement we realize you all are looking for more information about what is going on and what happens next.

Veterans Stand has an advance team on the ground at the Standing Rock Reservation to meet with tribal and camp leadership to coordinate upcoming deployments, deliver supplies, and determine the areas of need in which we can be of greatest assistance.

It’s confusing time and morale here is low as people are worried about what comes next. Their biggest worry is that they have been forgotten, as we deliver supplies and gear to our brothers and sisters we have shared many tears and hugs of relief. It is important that we remain mindful of the fact that we are all here in spirit of peace and service, for an outcome that goes beyond the wishes and of any single person or organization.

We have been so grateful for your support which has helped us help so many others. This is a critical time for Standing Rock we have to ask for your help in continue spreading the news and this campaign with networks. Together we can stop this injustice, together we can make this Stand matter.

#VetStand #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife #UnitedWeStand

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Update 9
Posted by Veterans Stand
2 days ago


Thanks to your kind support we have hit a new high at just over $170K in just 10 days. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support!

Our advance team has made great progress in Standing Rock this week and look forward to sharing our plans with you all in the coming days. There is dire need in the camps in many areas we can address through this campaign but also hope, inspiration and a genuine tears of relief from the community of Water Protectors who have stood strong for these months in extreme conditions.

The #StoriesOfStandingRock are diverse and powerful. You’ll find people from all over the country with perspectives and motivations for taking their stand at #StandingRock as diverse as their background, political or religious beliefs. What drives them here is ultimately the need to protect our water, our land and our civil liberties.

What’s happening in Standing Rock is NOT happening to just the indigenous tribes of this area, it’s not just happening to people of this region who depend on this water supply, its NOT happening to some “hippies”, “libtards”, “protesters” or “domestic terrorists”. What’s happening at Standing Rock IS happening to ALL OF US, there is no them there is only we. What’s happening in North Dakota is happening all over the country; treaties are being disregarded; civil liberties are being assaulted; rights are being taken away and most importantly precedents are being set that can be used all over the country.

Many of you have been asking how you can support Standing Rock from home, look no further. Quick refresher on the $$ behind DAPL. https://www.democracynow.org/2016/9/6/whos_investing_in_the_dakota_access

#VetStand #Resist #TakeYourStand #InformationIsPower #NoDAPL #SelfOrganize

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Update 8
Posted by Veterans Stand
3 days ago


Thank you again for all your continued support we are so grateful to all of you for your generous donations and for sharing this campaign with your networks.

#VetStand has advance team onsite in Standing Rock this week to coordinate with the local leadership and together determine the best path forward for utilizing this campaign for maximum impact.

Our team is incredibly inspired by the potential we have to have a positive and direct impact on the situation in Standing Rock by partnering with some exceptional Indigenous Leaders and teams like Veterans for Peace who have already established a long term presence and infrastructure here.

Please stay close to our networks for more news and updates.


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Update 7
Posted by Veterans Stand
6 days ago




THANK YOU! $100K in just 6 Days from close to 2K donors! You are AMAZING and your commitment to #StandingRock and the Water Protectors is POWERFUL. Help us continue to share across your networks & don’t let this story die!

We know many of you are anxious for ACTION hearing the recent reports coming from the camp. We want to ensure you, #VetStand has been following the situation closely and are working with several of our contacts locally. Our operations team is leading our measured actions in service of the community.

We will continue to update you all as the situation evolves, please understand for security and operational effectiveness reasons there is a limited amount of information we can share at this time. More to come, standby & stay close – we need the power of your voice!

#NoDAPL #WaterIsLife #UnitedWeStand

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Update to all our supporters of Veterans Stand for Standing Rock 27 Jan. 2017


Hey Yall,…..

I just donated. Please consider choosing to donate at the address / Link below or help in some other way of your choice.



Howard Lovely, Jr.



Update 21
Posted by Michael Wood Jr

28 mins ago

Update to all our supporters of Veterans Stand for Standing Rock.

In the past two weeks the turmoil and uncertainty at Standing Rock has increased significantly. We have continued to stay in contact with indigenous and camp leadership and have identified several areas where the Veterans Stand network can continue to serve the needs of the local community. We are launching this second GoFundMe to create a Standing Rock Fund to address the ongoing needs at Standing Rock and our partners in camp.

Please take moment to check out our new campaign and share with your networks. https://www.gofundme.com/VetStand4-StandingRock

#VetStand #UnitedWeStand #WaterIsLife #NoDAPL

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Twitter: @VeteransStand4
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A Repost & UpDate 17 November 2016: Help Wendy Beveridge sleep and heal from Lyme disease


Fall Leaves

Dear friends,

The treatments are helping me and I thank you so much  to all of you who have donated to my fundraiser to help me reach my treatment goal. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I so much want to be able to volunteer with kids and their families again, drive again, and feel the relief of restful sleep. I am still struggling quite badly and am  hopeful that the treatments will keep helping me heal. Every donation has helped. Even the $5.00 ones absolutely!

Can I ask you to to help me reach my goal by sharing my fundraiser page on the You Caring website (click below) either on your social media like Facebook, or in email — perhaps to a few friends who would benefit by knowing about this (if you haven’t already).

All of us know someone taking a sleep or anxiety medication and it’s *very likely* that their medication is the same class of medications (benzodidazpines) that harmed my nervous system so badly, devastating  my sleep and my life for years. Benzodiazepines are  very commonly prescribed and is estimated to harm as many as 25% of those who are prescribed it. Class action legal efforts are under way to stop this drug from being prescribed improperly, and part of my desire in my fundraiser is to reach others taking these medications to spare them the same harm, while we fight the legal battle. There is lots of information on my page.

Thank you so very much and Happy Thanksgiving!!

In gratitude,


Fall Leaves
Paperless Post Yahoo Mail Stationery





23 September 2016

Hello all,…

Will you please consider helping Wendy…?

I have been acquainted with her and her challenges since 2010.

If you have any questions,…please consider contacting her for a better understanding of the dynamics of her challenges and any resources that she may have available to share.

Special Note:  For your convenience below,…clicking on Wendy’s “view gallery” words or the link-bar above her photo will redirect you to the main YouCaring web-site.


Click Here:    https://www.youcaring.coum/fundraiser-widget.aspx?frid=638057

Thank you for your consideration,





Help Wendy Beveridge sleep and heal from Lyme disease

For: Wendy Beveridge

San Diego, CA

Organizer: Wendy Beveridge

Expecting More Hurt From Past Hurt


I’m blogging from the road somewhere north of the Canadian boarder in route back to the US. This insight just came to me around 4:30am on the heals of ending my relationship of 1.5 years,…as I slept on the road side,…opened my eyes and almost immediately saw a shooting star that was framed by my car window. The following are my thoughts on the subject of begining a relationship by expecting a “non-cheater ” to become a “cheater”.

It is the mistress inside you that is who you fear will take your current Man from you.

Her name is “Fear”…

Her name is “Pain”…

Her name is  “insecurity”…

Her name is “Past Betrayal”…

Actually,… this “mistress” has many names & forms for Men and Women.

Yes,….your monogamous Man has an intimate relationship with her for sure! However,…this fact exists only because the mistress that you fear,…dwells within you,…as your thoughts,…of [past hurt / betrayal]. You then choose to lay her (mistress) at the feet of your Man and demand that he get rid of her. Consider choosing to rid [yourself] of [your] personal-intimate-affair with his ghost-mistress that you conjured up in your mind,…and she will vanish. Until this is accomplished,…your fears  will never allow you to be commited to him or the relationship while simultaneously levying the charge of non-commitment upon him in the form of “you might cheat”.

In conclusion,…I realize this all identifies you as being the cheater,…that is to say,….you cheated me and yourself out of wonderful opportunity.

Now that I have chosen to leave the relationship as an self aware Man,…the mistress still belongs to you,… as I leave you both behind.

Howard Lovely, Jr.


Today is World Mental Health Day


Hello everyone,…

I donated today.

Please consider making a donation.

This issue of mental health is important to everyone,… at any age,…

in any part of the world,… and regardless of ethnicity.

Mental health includes,… and is not limited to:

Happiness, Joy, Gratefulness, Depression, Bi-Polar,

Anxiety (PTSD, PTSD-Complex, General Social Anxiety),…etc.,.

Howard Lovely, Jr.


BC2M Revlon LOVE IS ON Challenge
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Dear Friend,

Today is World Mental Health Day – an incredibly important day

that has been recognized throughout the world since 1992.

For twenty-four years the World Health Organization has been

raising awareness about this global issue. In honor of this day and

to support the work that still needs to be done to eliminate stigma,

we have a special request for our BC2M Community.

Please consider making a special gift of $24 to our

Revlon LOVE IS ON Challenge.

With two weeks left to go in the Challenge, Bring Change 2 Mind

is currently in 6th place!

Help us move ahead, end stigma and qualify for the $1M prize.

We know that not everyone is in a position to make a financial

contribution, but if you are, please help today by making an

on-line donation here.

Together we can meet the Challenge! Together we can Save Lives.

Pamela Harrington
Executive Director





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BC2M Ambassador & WNBA All-Star Jayne Appel-Marinelli is Bringing Mental Health Awareness


 BC2M’s website

BC2M Ambassador & WNBA All-Star Jayne Appel-Marinelli is Bringing Mental Health Awareness to the San Antonio Stars V. Los Angeles Sparks Game on Thurdsay, September 1, 2016!

We hope to see our BC2M friends in the area at the game! And, if you don’t live in San Antonio, please share this exciting opportunity to talk about mental health with your friends and family!

BC2M’s website

Click here to watch Jayne Appel-Marinelli’s video!




Stars Center and Mental Health Ambassador Jayne Appel-Marinelli Will Share Her Family’s Story After Game That Focuses on Erasing the Stigma of Mental Health Issues


SAN ANTONIO (August 29, 2015) – The San Antonio Stars will help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness when they host the Los Angeles Sparks during Mental Health Awareness Night on Thursday, September 1st, at the AT&T Center. With the help of Bring Change 2 Mind (BC2M), Stars center and mental health awareness ambassador Jayne Appel-Marinelli will tell her story throughout the night and encourage fans to join in the cause. The game will be broadcast locally on FOX Sports Southwest with Andrew Monaco (play-by-play), Dan Weiss (color commentary), and Stars General Manager Ruth Riley (color commentary) calling the action.
According to Bring Change 2 Mind, one in four people will be affected by a mental illness at some point in their lives. There are effective treatments available for mental illness, but nearly two-thirds of people living with a diagnosis do not seek help from a health professional because of stigma and discrimination. Through in-game activations, Mental Health Awareness Night will normalize the conversation around mental health to save lives, reduce suffering, and ensure that people living with a mental illness are able to pursue their human potential with dignity, full civil rights, appropriate healthcare, and unbridled access to life’s opportunities.

“I am so proud to have the support of the WNBA, San Antonio Stars, and BC2M while organizing our Mental Health Awareness Night coming up on September 1st,” said Appel-Marinelli. “I hope that this night helps shine a light upon an issue that is so prevalent in our society today. Mental Illness has personally affected my family and friends, and is an issue that needs to be given more attention and care. This game will not only help others to talk about mental health, but it will help lead people towards getting help with their illness, teaching how to support someone they love with an illness, and encouraging people to talk about mental health and normalize it. Together, we can all make a difference in ending the stigma around mental health.”

Tickets for each game remaining in the 2016 season are available on the Stars’ website or Ticketmaster, by phone at (210) 225-TEAM, and at the AT&T Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on weekend event days five hours prior to tipoff. The 2016 San Antonio Stars season is presented by H-E-B.
About the San Antonio Stars The San Antonio Stars are one of five professional sports franchises owned and operated by Spurs Sports & Entertainment – the San Antonio Spurs (NBA), the Rampage (AHL), San Antonio FC (USL) and the Austin Spurs (NBA Development League).The 2016 season will mark the team’s 14th year in San Antonio, as the Utah Starzz relocated to the Alamo City in 2003. In operation since 1997, the WNBA – which features 12 teams – is the most successful women’s professional team sports league in the world.
About Bring Change 2 Mind Bring Change 2 Mind (BC2M) is a national non-profit working to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. Because science and evidence-based action are essential to achieving this mission, BC2M’s work is grounded in the latest research, evaluated for effectiveness, and shared with confidence. The organization was co-founded in 2010 by the award-winning actress Glenn Close and her family after they experienced the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Ms. Close’s sister, Jessie, lives with bipolar disorder and her nephew, Calen Pick, lives with a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder. BC2M encourages people to join them in pledging to end stigma and in sharing their stories on BC2M’s website and social media platforms, such as FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to show yourself a little love!


Forgiveness with Iyanla
This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to show yourself a little love! Continue working through the course and open your heart to all of the joy, fulfillment and peace that forgiveness brings.If you’re having a difficult time embracing self-forgiveness, look to the Lesson Four Forgiveness Prayer to help you release any unloving thoughts you may have about yourself.Download the Forgiveness Prayer

Today I ask for and open myself to receive the strength, courage and compassion required to forgive myself. I forgive myself for all perceived sins, faults, mistakes and failings. I forgive myself for every thought, belief, behavior, perception and emotion that I have told myself is bad, wrong, unjust, unloving and displeasing to You God. I forgive myself for every hurt, judgment, condemnation, unkind or unloving thought, belief and perception I have held about or against anyone. I also forgive myself for any behaviors or actions motivated by un-forgiveness. I forgive myself for every hurt, judgment, condemnation, unkind or unloving thought, belief and perception I have held about or against myself. I forgive myself for any behaviors, habits or actions motivated by an unwillingness to forgive myself. I forgive myself with compassion and love. I ask for, accept and claim God’s forgiveness. Today, believing and knowing that because I have asked, I have received, I am so grateful.

I Let It Be! And So It Is.

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your forgiveness journey.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the O Course Team!


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Suicide Prevention / Senate passes Clay Hunt SAV Act unanimously!


Senate passes Clay Hunt SAV Act unanimously!

Anthony Pike with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

3. Feb. 2015 — After a year of fighting, our efforts to cast a public spotlight on veteran suicide crisis finally paid off. The U.S. Senate just minutes ago unanimously passed historic legislation named after one of our own – Marine Corps sniper Clay Hunt – that will help end the tragedy of 22 veterans dying every day by suicide.

Tens of thousands of you signed our petition. Thousands of you emailed, called, and tweeted your members of Congress. And hundreds of you showed up in person to demand that our elected officials hear your story. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Please help us spread the news, share the success, and build our community:
Share this photo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1KozMLV
Spread the word on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1K8gr3q

The bill now heads to President Obama’s desk and we expect him to sign it soon. We’ll send another email with more news about the signing ceremony at the White House.

This victory proves that by working together can we affect national change on this scale. Invite your veteran friends to become an IAVA member at http://iava.org/#join

Thanks, and keep fighting!

Anthony Pike and IAVA

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Clay Hunt SAV Act (Suicide Prevention for American Veterans)


Clay Hunt SAV Act could be voted on next Monday. Please share!

Anthony Pike with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

31. Jan. 2015 — Your support for the Clay Hunt SAV Act is working. We’re now up to 48 sponsors in the Senate and the bill is likely to be voted on next Monday! With 22 vets dying by suicide every day we simply can’t sit in a holding pattern any longer. Please help us keep pressure on the Senate by sharing the petition today:

Tweet your support: http://bit.ly/1tGgBuJ
Share this post on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1AWY2ol

You’ve been with us since the start of this campaign. We appreciate all the calls, emails and support.

You can read more about the progress of the bill on our website: http://iava.org/press-release/clay-hunt-sav-act-gains-momentum/

Thank you,
Anthony Pike and IAVA

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