One of the many challenges that “Families of the Fallen” face is dealing with the myriad of money related issues like housing, bills, education, insurance and savings. Got Your Back Network is partnering with Wells Fargo to provide financial literacy programs that will be available all across the United States and can be accessed at any Wells Fargo office and online. A very personal approach is to stop in a Wells Fargo office and talk to a representative about the programs that they offer.
Wells Fargo also has a selection of seminars to choose from including but not limited to: “Budgeting and Savings”, “Get Smart about Credit”, “Identity Theft”, “Can I Retire”, “Investment Basics” and finally “The Financial Aid Journey” which is about FAFSA, the college financial application.
Online resources include: “Hands on Banking”, “Hands on Banking for the Military”, “Path to Good Credit”, “CollegeSTEPS Program” and “My Retirement Plan Tool”.
Wells Fargo provides these services and programs as a free public service:
Hands on Banking (www.handsonbanking.org<http://www.handsonbanking.org>) – an interactive website with financial education, account management tools and information to help you manage your money
Hands on Banking for Military — (www.handsonbanking.org<http://www.handsonbanking.org>) -free financial education for service members, veterans, and families. Whether you’re on active duty or are a veteran or military family member, you have a lot on your plate. It can be challenging to manage your money and get the personal finance guidance you need. Our free, fun Hands on Banking for Military program shows you helpful steps to take before, during, and after deployment; how to maintain good credit; the basics of taxes; and more.
Path to Good Credit – Wells Fargo has launched (Path to Good Credit), a series of interactive websites that offer consumers information about building and improving their credit.
CollegeSTEPS Program (www.wellsfargo/collegesteps<http://www.wellsfargo/collegesteps>) – provides college planning and money management tips for high school, and college students and parents
My Retirement Plan Tool – (www.wellsfargo.com/investing/retirement/tools/my-retirement-plan<http://(www.wellsfargo.com/investing/retirement/tools/my-retirement-plan>) – Whether you’re just starting to plan for retirement or have been saving for years, My Retirement Plan makes it easy to take the next step in planning for retirement. While most online retirement planning tools offer a one-size-fits-all approach, My Retirement Plan provides a realistic savings goal tailored to you — and a realistic plan for pursuing that goal.
We are so grateful and honored to be working with Wells Fargo and thank them from the bottom of our heart for supporting these families.
GYBN is proud to offer children of the fallen a collegiate scholarship for the 2015/2016 school year. Please fill out the attached application and submit it by 5/31/2015. You can find the scholarship application here: Got Your Back Network 2015 Scholarship Application.
We would like to announce that Be Light Ministries has pledged its support to Got Your Back Network! Be Light Ministries is an organization that focuses on outreach projects and is committed to making an impact on families and communities through our services and different programs. Through our market place, “A Nomad’s Treasure”, we provide different products that showcase goods and wellness services that are meant to provide solutions for others while helping us raise funds for the organization.
One of our treasures is Moringa Olifeara- It is a subtropical plant that is widely called the miracle tree not only for the amazing nutritional and healing properties found in the entire plant, but also because every part of the plant can be used and consumed.
We are excited to help support Got Your Back Network Mission’s to assist families from the fallen soldiers through some of the proceeds of our Moringa Leave Powders products. Thank Your for your support which allows us to service others. For more information go to: http://belight3.com/moringa/
38 miles are complete! On the morning of Sunday, February 1st I
embarked on a run journey that gave me plenty of time (6+ hrs) to
reflect on the sacrifices military and their families have made to for
our country. Toeing the start line with me that morning was Gabriela,
whose father was killed in action in Afghanistan. Gabriela and I met
back in 2008 when I started Got Your Back Network, seeing a need to
support widows and children who were reeling in the wake of their
spouse/parent making the ultimate sacrifice. My goal was to create a
network of these military families, bring them together to share
positive experiences, and put smiles on their faces once more 🙂 As
we say.. we got your back!
Throughout the 38 miles on Sunday, military service members, friends
and family came together in support of this journey along the
beautiful shores of the Potomac River. The run took me down to Mt.
Vernon, up to Theodore Roosevelt Island and through the cobblestone
streets of Old Town Alexandria. It was a fitting setting by our
Nation’s Capitol and passing by reminders of two of our greatest
Presidents of how we can never take life and our freedoms for granted.
The birthday run began out of inspiration from Mike Rouse (a strong
military supporter) in San Diego on February 5, 2012, when I turned 35
on a sunny Super Bowl Sunday, and decided to run from my house to the
hospital (where I was delivering babies that night)- a distance of 35
miles. I wanted to do something mentally and physically challenging
each year that would in turn help motivate others to give just a small
amount to support the military widows and children who I care so much
So on this occasion of my 38th birthday, I ask you to please give $38
to Got Your Back Network in support of families of fallen military.
Through your contributions, children and surviving spouses can attend
educational summer camps, professional sporting events, and other
healing experiences together.
I ran the miles on Sunday and so far we have raised $6700. Please
help me get to $10,000 by my birthday, February 5. It would be the
best birthday present and mean the world to these children.
Why? They deserve all the support we can give. Please help by donating
Dr. Andy Baldwin
Founder, Got Your Back Network
Click to watch Andy finish 38 miles!
All I want for my birthday is for you to donate $38 to Got Your Back
Network, and I’m running 38 miles to prove it. – Dr. Andy Baldwin
On the occasion of my 38th birthday, I will be running 38 miles on Sunday,
Feb. 1st, to raise money for the families of fallen soldiers through Got
Your Back Network! This will be my 4th year in a row running my
birthday in miles to help military families, and this time will take
place on the East Coast DC area. All I ask is for you to donate $38 or
more to the organization. There will be many locals coming out to run,
walk, and be there for support and raise awareness for the cause.
Every dollar you contribute will go directly to positive programming and
events for these widows and children. For more information on Got Your
Back Network and to donate, please visit www.gotyourbacknetwork.org
Please click HERE to make a contribution to Got Your Back Network.
Help these very deserving families whose loved ones made the ultimate
sacrifice for our country.
$38 for 38!! Thank you for your support!! #SOT
For more information you can view the course map HERE
Photos from last year’s run!
Mrs Wippel’s fourth grade class has done it again this year! They pinched pennies to collect $115 dollars to help families of the fallen across the United States. When the children put their minds to it, they meet their goal. And this year they exceeded their goal of raising $100. The families of the fallen appreciate Mrs. Wippel’s leadership and the hard work of the fourth grade students.
Project Gratitude 2014 – Got Your Back Network (GYBN) in partnership with Miss America through Sharlene Hawkes hosted ten surviving spouses of the fallen to a weekend surrounding the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, NJ on September 14th. The spouses were treated to special events, meals, makeovers and the pageant thanks to donations from GYBN, Caesars Entertainment, Veteran United, the Weinders, and Laura and Michael Fleiss,
Kathleen Gagg, Executive Director of GYBN, planned, coordinated and ran the event. The surviving spouses came from all across the United States to take part in this unforgettable experience. They were all crowned as honorary “Miss Americas”.
We would like to thank and honor Veterans United Foundation for their support as the title sponsor for the Martini’s and Makeover Event in San Diego. Their generosity helped make this event a success!