Holistic Healing Helps Veterans and Caretakers
Fundraiser for Helios Warriors
Thursday April 30, 2015 6-8 PM
Hosted by Spiral Way Healing Arts and Sacred Valley Acupuncture
Spiral Way Healing Arts and Sacred Valley Acupuncture are hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 6pm – 8pm to benefit Helios Warriors. The event is free with refreshments by The Farmer's Hands, live flute music by Geri Littlejohn and a raffle with all proceeds benefiting the local non-profit. The event will be in the lobby outside the practices at 70 Woodfin Place off Charlotte Street through the Park Place West entry on the far left of the building. Meet healing art professionals that dedicate time and energy to help our nation’s heroes and their caretaker heroes.
Helios Warriors, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in downtown Asheville that provides high quality holistic therapies to veterans, and their spouse or primary caregiver, on a sliding scale basis. They provide a safe and supportive environment for veterans to address and recover from the physical and emotional traumas sustained during their military service.
“I have been a volunteer practitioner for Helios Warriors for nearly five years and sharing the healing work of Jin Shin Jyutsu with the Veterans has been such a rewarding experience. As a Holistic Heath Practitioner, I empower clients to bring their bodies back to balance through regular treatments and personalized self-help routines to practice at home. I have observed amazing transformations in the Veterans as they take charge of their health and well-being to find a place of balance and inner peace. It is my hope that this fundraiser will also serve to bring awareness to our community of this wonderful program for our Veterans” shares Beth Molaro owner of Spiral Way Healing Arts and co-host for the event. Helios Warriors’ services are made possible thanks to licensed and certified practitioners who donate their time and expertise at the office on a regular basis. Beth encourages others to provide support, “Helios is in need of other practitioners and volunteers. Please consider donating some time to help.”
The benefits of holistic therapies are numerous and enable our veterans to reduce stress and anxiety; improve sleep patterns; contribute to the local economy through expanded work possibilities; and experience happiness and peace within, sometimes for the first time in many years. Bob, one of the veterans served by Helios shares, “I’ve tried every service that Helios has to offer. I’m grateful that Helios is here and I’ll do everything to keep it here. I’m not sure I would be on the planet without it. I was severely depressed, in a lot of discomfort, and Helios brought me back to a functional condition without constant pain. Now I'm feeling so much better on many levels of my being, body, mind and spirit."
In western North Carolina, hundreds of new veterans flock to the Charles George VA Medical Center every year. As a result, over 20,000 veterans reside in Buncombe County out of almost 100,000 veterans living in the 22 county region of Western North Carolina. Of these, 1,100 veterans experience homelessness in Buncombe County for at least some portion of the year, and this number continues to grow as more and more veterans return from service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Learn more about the wonderful work of Helios Warriors at http://helioswarriors.org.