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Web Articles: 



The Columbus Dispatch Ohio State basketball | Program seeks to unite citizens, law enforcement



San Diego Voice and Viewpoint - Game Changers Event Unites Community and Police for Dialogue and Sports

Fox Sports TV Game Changer Segments

MAKING A DIFFERENCE San Diegan seeks change through dialogue, sports - San Diego Union-Tribune
Game Changer’ aims to improve community-police relations
SDPD Chief Zimmerman - Mighty1090 AM Feb 22 2017



Georgetown Alumnus Embraces Local Veteran Community
Cindy Whitmarsh EX4VETS VI Military Workout
Politically Speaking: Game Changers -Downtown NBC 7 San Diego
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Local military veteran overwhelmed by generosity of strangers
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San Diego Veteran Homelessness - Downtown NBC 7 San Diego 
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CBS coverage of H3 Mission #10 -San Diego Channel 8,
Local Non-Profit Remodels Disabled Veteran's Home -San Diego Channel 7, Dec 6, 2015
Sean Sheppard Interview - on San Diego ESPN Radio 1700AM News 

Sean Sheppard Interview on Close Up San Diego Business 
--Close Up San Diego Business KCBQ AM 1170 

San Diego CW Channel 6 Ex4VetS V News Coverage Cindy Whitmarsh - Military Workout! Ex 4 Vets V
Welcome2TheVillage Embrace The Streets - Welcome2TheVillage 
Former NCAA football player and coach inspires social change -- Inspired Works Podcast
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 - 2014-
Healing Our Heroes' Home Mission #8 Marine SSGT Patrick Ozborn Remodel Video San Diego CW 6 News Interview at SDG&E Helping People In Need Kickoff Breakfast California State Heroes Healing Our Heroes’ Homes with Embrace The long awaited Ex 4 Vets Video  
Embrace - AHF Mission Support Video
Ex4Vets IV promo- CBS San Diego 
Cindy Whitmarsh Relieving Stress the Marine Corps Way - San Diego KUSI
Ex 4 Vets IV Promo 2014 - San Diego Union-Tribune TV     

- 2013- 
Volunteers almost finished remodeling home of Navy commander left paralyzed after motorcycle crash
- San Diego Channel 10
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The long awaited H3 video featuring our service to Marine Captain Sarah Bettencourt!
Grassroots Giver: Embrace Renovates Homes For Disabled Vets- emPOWER Magazine 
Remodel to give fresh start to paralyzed Navy officer, who also decides to come out -San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
After wreck paralyzes gay officer, his crew and community give back- Navy Times 
Brian DeLaney, Paralyzed Gay Navy Commander, Will Move You To Tears
-Huffington post Click here to watch video
Disabled veteran Sarah Bettencourt gets newly renovated home in Claremont-San Diego Channel 10 
Volunteers remodel wheelchair-bound veteran's home 
-San Diego CBS

Embrace Helps Veteran Get Dream Home -San Diego NBC
The Government May Not Care About Our Disabled Veterans..But We the People Do!! -The Reno Dispatch
Ex4vets III -San Diego Voice & Viewpoint 
Local nonprofit receives $100,000 grant for homeless, disadvantaged youth services-The San Diego Reader 
Aztecs exercise for veteran support organizations -The Daliy Aztec 
Exercising to Support Veterans -SDSU News Letter
- 2012-
Black Gives Back, Meet the Good Sheppard 
Thanksgiving meals 'timely blessings' to hungry 
Embrace's Forth Annual "Embrace the Streets " On San Diego TV 
Embrace Provides Home Restorations For Wounded Warriors -KPBS  
- 2011-
The Spirit of Christmas Giving -Union-Tribune San Diego,
OCEANSIDE: Volunteers fix up wounded warrior's home -North County Times
Students, Contractors Volunteers to help Marine family-Camp Pendleton Patch,
College Students Volunteer to restore wounded veteran home-San Diego Source
The Good Sheppard Is Healing our Heroes Homes -Veteran today
College Students Team up To Fix Wounded Warrior Homes -San Diego Union Tribune,
Rebuilding Homes for America's Heroes-The Daily Aztec,  Volunteers Fix Injured Camp Pendleton Marine's Home 10 News San Diego
Sherri Sheppard and husband Lamar Sally help Charity by asking for donations instead of wedding gifts - HuffingtonPost
Embrace the Streets, - Ranch & Coast 
For Their Benefit, Embrace The Streets, San Diego Union Tribune
Sean Sheppard,“ View” host Sherri Shepherd’s a good shepherd -Socialite Spotlight
Rise and Fall: Former 'American Gladiator' Storm Is Homeless 

- 2010 - 
 St. Patrick's Day 2010 Union Tribune Article: College students serve homeless veterans

Press Releases:

May 2016

CrowdRise Campaign Utilized to Launch Program that Addresses Law Enforcement/Community Issues Through Sports


Stretch 4 Vets Event Series Coming to Washington DC, Fundraising Series Will Take Place at The Navy Memorial to Benefit Disabled Veteran Home Remodel Program and Local Area Veterans


March 2016

 Embrace to Host 6th Annual Ex 4 Vets at San Diego State University
Cindy Whitmarsh to lead 500+ Participants in 1-Hour Exercise Fundraiser that Benefits Disabled Veteran Program

January 2016

Disabled Vietnam Veteran Home Remodel Valued At Over $150K Sundt Construction & Grainger Foundation lead sponsorship team & 100 volunteers for the home remodel of local disabled Vietnam veteran

November 2015


September 2015
Embrace’s Healing Our Heroes’ Homes Program To Begin Remodeling the Home of 100% Disabled Navy Veteran Mark Shumaker

May 2015
Embrace raises $30,000 at fifth annual Ex 4 Vets event

February 2015
San Diego State University to Host Ex 4 Vets V, Associated Students and Student Veteran Organization link up with Embrace to deliver ‘One SDSU’ event that benefits veterans

October 2014
 Healing Our Heroes’ Homes (H3) Program Completes Home Remodel of Paralyzed  Marine Veteran Patrick Ozborn This Week
Embrace to host 6th Annual “Embrace the Streets” for San Diego Homeless Veterans and Civilians

May 2014
 Healing Our Heroes' Homes Program Begins Remodeling the Home of Paralyzed Marine Veteran Patrick Ozborn This Week
March 2014
Embrace to Host Fourth Annual Ex 4 Vets: "Exercising to Support Our Veterans" Event
McCarthy Building Companies Inc, SDG&E, Home Depot Foundation & The Jack In The Box Foundation contribute $85,000 of funding, labor and materials to the restoration of Paralyzed Navy Commander Brian DeLaney's Home
November 2013
Embrace to host 5th Annual “Embrace the Streets” for San Diego Homeless Veterans and Civilians
August 2013
San Diego college students to restore home of paralyzed, active duty Navy Commander as part of Embrace’s H3 program
May 2013
San Diego college students to restore home of a medically retired, wheelchair-bound Marine Corps Captain as part of Embrace’s H3 program
Embrace raises more than $35,000 at third annual Ex 4 Vets event. Hundreds of college students, active military and veterans came together to fundraise on the USS Midway
March 2013
 Embrace receives $100,000 grant from Alliance Healthcare Foundation
September 2012
 Embrace to Host Second Annual Ex 4 Vets: “Exercising to Support Our Veterans” Event
June 2012
Embrace launches ‘Embrace the Philippines’ effort for Manila fire relief
 April 2012
Halecrest Elementary, in conjunction with Embrace, support the Veteran’s Village of San Diego’s 24th annual “StandDown” event in July
January 2012
50 San Diego Students Volunteer 24 Hours of Labor to Renovate the Home of Purple Heart Marine Veteran for Embrace H3 Nonprofit Program on December 10th
December 2011
Embrace to host 2nd annual Turkey Caravan with California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher as leader on Tuesday, December 20, 2011
November 2011
San Diego college students and recent graduates restore home of disabled Oceanside Marine veteran as part of H3 Program
September 2011
Embrace receives $20K endowment from The California Endowment (TCE) for its Impactful programs throughout San Diego Communities
CommYOUnity Chefs to host next event for 300 guests at The Tavern at the Beach
Embrace to host 3rd Annual “Embrace the Streets” event with thousands of pounds of clothing, blankets and food donated to San Diego’s homeless civilians and veterans
August 2011
CommYOUnity Chefs announces two upcoming culinary events, after May launch party
San Diego college students and recent graduates restore home of low-income, disabled veteran homeowners as part of H3 Program
July 2011 
EMBRACE announces, Healing Our Heroes' Homes (H3), a program that brings volunteers together to serve wounded veterans with needed home repairs
June 2011
San Diego Buffalo Soldiers 9th & 10th Horse Cavalry bestows Embrace CEO, Sean Sheppard with Honorary Membership
The View’s Daytime Emmy® Award-Winning Talk Show Co-Host, Sherri Shepherd Helps College Students Feed Homeless Veterans
The View's Sherri Shepherd Asks Wedding Guests For Charity Gifts
February 2011
San Diego's Embrace succeeds in getting former American Gladiator "Storm", and son, off the streets and on their way to better life
November 2010
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher Honors San Diego Non-Profit Embrace for Service in the Community
Local non-profit EMBRACE hands out over 2000 lbs. of clothing, blankets and food to over 500 homeless civilians and veterans during 2nd Annual “Embrace the Streets”


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