|New Places and
New Faces for AWB
|AWB Staff in our new office!
From left to right: Executive Director, Diana Fried; Program Coordinator, Gretchen Lorenson; and Executive Assistant, Lisa Moore
June AWB made the transition from cyber space to physical office
space! We found a small room in a lovely community health care
practitioners. This transition has brought huge relief to our well
worked staff who now work in an actual office!
With our new office space comes our new phone number
Give us a call Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Mountain Time - now you can reach a live person!
AWB is pleased to welcome our new Executive Assistant,
Lisa Moore, and the Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Maureen
Tetelman, L.Ac. of NYC and Jeya Aerenson, L.Ac. of Eugene, Oregon.
For more information about our staff and Board of Directors please visit our website at www.acuwithoutborders.org.
Board of Directors would like to thank Mary Chaney, Pat Flood, Meg
Russell, and Robert Woodbine for their service to the Board.
Chaney, former Board Chair, and Pat Flood, former Vice Chair both
volunteered in NOLA, and were instrumental in forming the board and
helping to shape the organization during their 2 year tenure.
worked closely with the Executive Director and staff, and devoted an
enormous amount of her personal time to the Board as well as to
supporting the operations of AWB.
Woodbine was successful in holding several community events for the
organization prior to, and subsequent to, joining the board and he
served on the Fundraising Committee while he was with us.
We are extremely grateful for their service.
- Meg Russell, CPA, was Treasurer and served on the Finance Committee.
Cristi Canali DeMarco, Chair of the Board, L.Ac., Kingfield, Maine
|Veterans Day Events 2008
is calling for volunteers across the country to hold Community-Style
Acupuncture Events on or around Veterans Day (November 11) to help heal
the traumas of war.
The volunteer run events will be held to:
- Raise awareness about how acupuncture can help with the current crisis among veterans related to stress and trauma,
- To promote acupuncture in general to the public and,
- To support AWB's national Veterans Project.
We currently have 31 people nationwide
who have decided to hold an event with major event planning already
underway in Virginia, California, New York and Philadelphia.
You still have time to create a great event!
If you would like to hold an event or volunteer to be part of a team please be sure to contact AWB!
AWB will provide you with the Veterans Day Event Kit and FREE SUPPLY OF NEEDLES DONATED BY CARBO.
Contact AWB for more information on how to obtain the kit.
JOIN US IN HELPING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES HEAL THE TRAUMAS OF WAR BY HOLDING YOUR OWN LOCAL EVENT THIS VETERANS DAY!
Without Borders is proud to acknowledge the generosity of so many
people who have contributed to our fundraising campaigns. You have
touched us with your appreciation and confidence in the difference we
are making in the world.
We couldn't do it without you!
Our Summer 2008 campaign raised over $6000.00 and we received a $15,000.00 grant from AEPOCH!
Humanitarian Fund Created by Colorado's State Association
By Jan Vanderlinden and Diana Horowitz, L.Ac.'s
Oriental Medicine practitioners, many of us feel an acute social
responsibility to provide health care to people in need, whether they
can afford it or not. Some organize community clinics. Others travel
to a places that are unsafe, or give up their precious time and money
to go somewhere designated as a "disaster zone" and work for nothing.
September of 2005, the Acupuncture Association of Colorado (AAC)
created the Humanitarian Fund to "support in principal and action
furthering the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)
through community service and cross-cultural exchanges on a local,
national and global level."....
Read the full article HERE
|Upcoming Healing Community Trauma Trainings
AWB continues to hold its CEU/PDA trainings around the country with excellent reviews from our attendees.
trainings are invaluable to prepare acupuncturists around the country
to do relief work in the field with traumatized populations.
AWB's Healing Community Trauma Trainings are coming to:
Portland, OR Oct. 11-12, 2008
New York, NY Nov. 1-2
Los Angeles, CA Dec. 6-7
Albuquerque, NM January 17-18, 2009
Orlando, FL Feb. 28 - March 1, 2009
To register go to our website at www.acuwithoutborders.org or call or email Gretchen Lorenson, Training Coordinator at (505) 266-3878 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to meet you at one of our trainings soon!
In the spirit of service,
Diana Fried, Executive Director and the AWB Staff
|The Iowa Floods Relief EffortIn June of 2008, areas of Iowa and the Midwest experienced severe flooding. We were hearing stories like this:
city and community has been struck by tragedy and destruction. We each
carry the dampness of the past week in our lungs and in our hearts. So
much has darkened the skies of our community-evacuations, losses of
property, uncertainty, disruption and fear. And we have also seen great
generosity and compassion."
Temple Judah News
AWB volunteer from Chicago who had attended our Chicago training and
had also started a Vets Clinic, Kirk Moulton, L.Ac., contacted us about
leading a field effort to help those suffering from the devastation. We
began to mobilize, under Kirk's leadership working with AWB staff...
Read the full article HERE
|Disaster Ready Fund
AWB has started a Disaster Ready Fund
to ensure that we are able to respond rapidly to disasters with
coordinated teams of volunteers in the field providing free treatments
to the survivors and relief workers.
To prepare for rapid response to future disasters we will need funds set aside just for that purpose.
Help us build the Disaster Ready Fund with your donation now!*
*Be sure to mention in the "Notes to Seller" field on PayPal that your donation is for the Disaster Ready Fund.
Veterans ProjectThe Portland, Maine Veterans Acupuncture Clinic (PVAC) has opened its doors and become a great success.
Clinic Spotlight Corner
received an incredible front page media story and saw their regular
attendance of around 20 people jump to 42 in one night! (read the article HERE)
The clinic is a large group effort run by 12 local acupuncturists
providing free weekly treatments to Portland area veterans and their
acupuncturists shared on our AWB teleconference last month their
experience and advice on how to set up and run a very successful
clinic. If you would like to hear the recording send us an email or
give us a call at (505) 266-3878 and we'll give you instructions.
Click Here to
donate to the AWB Veterans Project and support our efforts to help open more clinics like
this one nation wide!
Please write 'Veterans Project Donation' in the "Comments to Seller" field on PayPal so that we know how to
allocate your donation.
|How AWB Spends Its Money
If you have
ever wondered how AWB spends the funds from donations, training
registrations and memberships you can see our breakdown here.
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AWB Wish List
- Frequent Flyer tickets for Field Volunteers (we need enough miles for a full ticket!)
AWB Behind the Scenes
|In addition to the areas where we have been able to launch a
field program on the ground, AWB has also offered support , behind the
scenes, when we have been contacted about individual efforts to
coordinate acupuncture field programs in disasters.
We were contacted about the Minneapolis bridge collapse and the
Colorado tornadoes, and offered help with networking people and providing supplies.
We also supported the organizers of The Longest Walk program, an
environmental and Native American commemoration and activist walk
across the country.
When disasters hit Burma and China, we
worked hard to see if there was a way we could launch field programs.
In both situations, due to government obstacles, we were unable to
pursue this further. If there is a disaster that hits your area, and
unable to launch a program on the ground, please contact us and we will do all we can
to support your effort to help. Over time, our capacity to respond will increase and we hope to be there when you need us.