As the year comes to a close, I wanted to say thank you to the many who have donated to support our programs and veterans. Without you none of our work would be possible. And a very warm thank you to our service members and their caregivers for entrusting us with your health.
Each day the Wave Academy family commits to providing the best aquatic bodywork therapy treatment and support available; we insist on high standards of care and a thoughtful, caring approach that promotes harmony, peace-of-mind and clarity.
For the past five years now, serving our veteran population has been a labor of love for me. I’ve learned that making a difference, strengthening families and communities, being a part of life-saving/life-changing work is, indeed, an ambitious task. Frankly, it would be impossible without the help of our small staff, remarkable practitioners and faithful donors.
At the beginning of the year we set our goal at providing 1,100 therapy sessions throughout 2015. To date, we’re at 1,250 – the most we’ve ever provided in one year and 300 more sessions than in 2014.
Additionally, this year we’ve raised over $240,000 in donations and grants! This has allowed us to bring on more practitioners, provide more sessions, increase our outreach and build relationships with like-minded organizations and elected officials.
I’m also excited to announce that a portion of Wave Academy’s work will be funded in part by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation. Created in 1992 as a private independent foundation, Cal Wellness’ mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.
With 2016 around the corner, our board of directors and I have lots of work to do. We’ve set our sights on providing 1,300 sessions, increasing our number of practitioners to 15 and continuing to serve our veterans who struggle with Post Traumatic Stress, and their caregivers.
Please take one more opportunity to donate
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Founder and Executive Director