07/24/2020 | July 2020 Issue
During these very challenging and unprecedented times some of the most deeply impacted among us have been the incarcerated.
They have been cut off from direct contact with loved ones and the thousands of faith-based volunteers that normally arrive like clockwork to visit, nurture, equip and encourage.
I think this article posted on the World website does a terrific job of underscoring the current challenges and nicely highlights the efforts of two of our partner organizations ( Prison Fellowship and God Behind Bars ) and their efforts to make a difference in spite of the challenges.
The Six Triple Eight Documentary Screening
On July 17th, Foundation for Women Warriors hosted a special free screening of the Six Triple Eight Documentary.

In February 1945, the U.S. Army sent 855 black women from the Women’s Army Corps (WACs) to England and France to clear the backlog of mail in the European Theater of Operations. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the Six Triple Eight, was the only all-black female battalion to serve in Europe during WWII.

The screening also featured a Q&A panel with Alva Stevenson and Rosenda Moore, daughters of the late Six Triple Eight member Lydia Thornton Moore, as well as Retired Army Lt. Colonel Patricia Jackson-Kelley, moderated by Marine veteran Keshia Javis-Jones. 
Serving USA partners with three organizations whose leaders were speakers at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation's Online Global Summit.

  • Amanda Hightower - REST Seattle
  • Program Model: Short-Term and Emergency Residential Care in the US

  • Dr. Stephany Powell - Journey Out
  • Succeeding as a Survivor-led Movement
  • Misunderstood: Understanding the Commercially Sexually Exploited African American Girl - An Intersectional Approach
  • Promoting Racial Equality in Our Movement to End the Sex Trade

  • Harmony Grillo - Treasures
  • Promoting Racial Equality in Our Movement to End the Sex Trade

Mighty Oaks 10th Annual Warrior Gala
October 10, 2020
Join Mighty Oaks as they celebrate their 10th Annual Warrior Gala.
Mighty Oaks proudly serves our great Nation’s Warriors including active-duty military, veterans, first responders, and their spouses.
They are very proud to announce their distinguished keynote speaker for the evening, United States Senator, Ted Cruz (TX).
The Woodlands, Texas

Saint John's Polo For Change
October 11, 2020
Saint John’s 4th Annual Polo for Change combines the excitement of a polo match with the event of the season!
Guests enjoy an afternoon of polo, delicious food and drink, a silent auction, live music, equine demonstrations, and the traditional Champagne Divot Stomp!

All proceeds benefit Saint John’s Program for Real Change providing formerly homeless women and children the opportunity to change the trajectory of their lives through a 12- to 18-month comprehensive residential program.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, event attendance will be limited with individual cabanas available for parties of 10 (no individual tickets will be sold). We will employ all social distancing and precautions necessary to provide for the safety of all in attendance.
Wilton, California

Featured Partner
Forgotten Children, Inc.
Creating a healthy trauma informed environment is necessary for human trafficking survivors. Residents of RHH have the daily benefit of gardening, riding horses, arts/crafts, interacting with their mentors (via video and live chat), creating amazing art projects and participating in daily prayer.
The moment FCI and their team answered the phone, Laila ( not her real name ) began to cry.
She shared the horrors she experienced once she returned to the life and the brutality she and a few other girls went through.

Unfortunately, Laila is no stranger to abuse. In her short 20 years of life, she has been in and out of the foster care system since she was 11 years old.
Forced into prostitution at the age of 12 and with no family to care for her, Rachel's House of Healing (RHH) has become the safest place for her to go.

It’s stories like Laila's that prompted FCI to launch their #STANDWITHUS campaign .

In these unprecedented times people are looking for a safe place to run to...FCI is that place!
To #STAND with FCI visit their website @
Featured Partner
WAVES Project
Lake Mead National Park Arizona
Lake Mead National Park Arizona, underwater mapping of the aggregate plant used to sort rock while building the Hoover Dam.
This map will be used by recreational divers to safely explore the area. Missions are conducted twice per year, in the spring and fall with an expected completion of 10/2021.
After completion this team will move to Lake Mohave, Arizona.
Dry Tortuga’s at Fort Jefferson National Park - Florida
Dry Tortuga’s at Fort Jefferson National Park - Florida, 8 WAVES Project divers conduct annual maintenance on buoys used for boaters and to mark swimming areas in the park.
They inspect the shackles to ensure they are securely attached and clean hydroids from the chains and buoys. 
Channel Islands National Park California
Channel Islands National Park California is the newest project conducted by an all-female dive team with the purpose of counting sea life and evaluating the health of the kelp forest.

The first project served as an introduction and will be followed up by ongoing trips as more female veteran divers are trained. 
USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor - Honolulu
USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor - Honolulu is the most scientific of all projects and the most limited; only 4 veterans are allowed to participate each year.
Oil is leaking from the sunken ship’s storage tanks; WAVES Project divers work alongside the underwater archeologists of the National Park Service to capture the leaking oil and measure flow rates.
Samples of the oil are taken and sent to a lab for analysis to determine if there are any changes year over year.
Experiments are being conducted to find ways to minimize the leakage, preserve the site and mitigate any potential environmental damage.
Veterans who participate also learn about the historical significance of the entire area and approach this project with the reverence it deserves as the final resting place for so many who gave their lives in service of our country.