Q&A with Director, Daphne Bye (4th Quarter 2018)
Over the past quarter, what has WAM Project been up to?
We have been traveling between Texas and DC meeting other organizations, networking, learning, and sharing. At our last event, RLP Network’s “Unstoppable” we joined a powerful community.
What is your greatest success/victory this past quarter?
I think it will have to be that we’ve grown quicker than anticipated and people have been very supportive. We’ve had many women wanting to help volunteer and support our cause.
What is a favorite testimonial you have received this past quarter?
When we helped families during the hurricane relief.
“What started as only a closet collapsing in ended up being almost our entire house has damage. I want to first off thank Daphne Bye with The WAM Project for linking us to to the raider project who has helped us tremendously by gutting out our home”
Did you have a successful guide/future guide match last quarter we can tell folks about? If no matches any connections you can tell us about?
We did not have any one-on-one matches, but we have been able to connect vets with resources that we have been lucky to connect with and partner with while traveling.
Any new partners we should mention?
Yes!!! We value our new relationship with American Corporate Partners (ACP) They are helping veterans find their next career move. We are also thankful for creative support from our friends at J’adore PR and Marketing.
Anything else you want people to know about WAM Project?
Absolutely! We would like the word to spread about us, we are always looking for volunteers looking to make a difference in the military/veteran community, whether that’s volunteering, joining our Run Ranger Run team, becoming part of the advisory board or even just donating$5. Everything we do is for our ladies who have served this wonderful country and without support, we wouldn’t be able to continue the mission.
About WAM Project
The WAM Project is a nonprofit for women veterans by women veterans. The WAM Project is a proud member of the GallantFew, Inc. family of organizations. Nobody understands women veterans more than other woman veterans. Our home base is Holly Ridge, NC with advisers located nationwide. We are loyal and committed women empowering other women. Our time on active duty is over, or coming to an end, but our camaraderie does not need to stop. We understand where you’ve been, we want to meet you where you are, and we will be here until the end. The WAM Project is here to assist in your transition from serving in our military to thriving in civilian life.
Unlike male veterans, we have a higher risk of being homeless.
— Daphne Bye, WAM Project Direector
The WAM Project Mission
To support female veterans and their families as they navigate the transition from military service to the civilian life with a mentorship style, peer-to-peer approach.
Priorities of Service
- Be there for our military sisters
- Provide guidance
- Educate for the future
- Empower our sisters to be the best they can be
What Does WAM stand for?
Women With A Mission – We are women veterans continuing our mission to serve country and community by guiding and being available for our sisters in arms. We have finished our service in the military, but that does not mean we stop being a family.
Daphne Bye (US Marine Veteran), WAM Project director says, “I saw there was a need for an organization that was focused on women veterans.” Bye continues, “I wanted to create a place for women veterans to feel safe and comfortable enough to reach out for help from other women veterans. Unlike male veterans, we have a higher risk of being homeless. Helping women veterans get back on their feet, as a career women, and guiding them back into the civilian sector is our ultimate goal.”
Want to be a part of WAM?
Are you a female veteran missing camaraderie or just want to volunteer and help others in need of some guidance? We want to hear from you.
GallantFew is a non-profit charitable organization committed to the prevention of veteran isolation by connecting new veterans with hometown veteran mentors, thereby facilitating a peaceful, successful transition from military service to civilian life filled with hope and purpose. STAR Fitness System stands for self-training and responsibility, except GallantFew changes responsibility to response-ability. The five points of the GallantFew STAR are: Emotional Fitness, Physical Fitness, Social Wellness, Professional Fitness and Spiritual Fitness (https://gallantfew.org/gfit/)