The Alpha Dogs: Volunteers with a Mission

Left to right: NVF’s Cathie, Shad; Alpha Dogs Susie, Debi, Ali, Kathy and Steve. Far right, Tonya Tran, NVF Dir. of Ops.

Steve Mann introduces the other Alpha Dogs, Kathy Weintraub, Susie Baffa, Debi Ardi, & Ali Shiry. “A group of volunteers, we call ourselves Team Alpha Dog. Our chosen task is the mission of raising money to extend the hours of the Lifeline for Vets crisis hotline. Our goal is to have the hotline open 24/7.

 We knew Shad ran a veterans program, so we set up a meeting. Within the first five minutes, hearing Shad speak of the NVF, we knew we were in the right place. We’re looking forward to serving the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much so that we may enjoy our freedom.”

The NVF welcomes their energy and spirit. Expect great things!

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About the Author

Cathie Smith

A military brat, Cathie Sandstrom Smith has lived in five countries and ten states. She has written for the National Veterans Foundation since 1997 and currently serves as Writer/Editor as well as on the Advisory Board.


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