Saturday Spotlight: Valerie Andrews
Chapter: Bryan/College Station
Member Since: May 2016
Motto: “God won’t give you more than you can handle.”
Why Did You Join Team RWB?
“I joined because of the friendship and leadership I experienced at the first softball game a filled in for. As I learned more about what RWB stood for and did I knew I had to get involved even more. God was showing me that this is where I can help others and bring a positive light to those who served our country. I love what RWB stands for enriching veterans life through social and physical activates. Building and maintaining partnership with veterans and the community. I wanted to show my son the little effort it takes to appreciate and care for others. To show him how to honor and appreciate those who serve and have served our country and community.”
What has Been Your Favorite Event or Experience with Team RWB?
“I would have to say that my favorite experience was and still is getting to meet members from other chapters, I traveled to St. Louis in September 2016 and met a few members a Scott Air Force Base. I love how welcoming and friendly other members are. The best experience was coming together for the Watermelon Run for the Fallen and the Old Glory Relay. To see so many different chapters come together to honor the fallen and to honor this country in such a memorable way.”
How Do You Serve Your Community?
“Through building and maintaining relationships with members in our community military and law enforcement fields.“
What Inspires You?
“God, my son, the smile of others faces when they accomplish something they never thought they could. I enjoy encouraging others and pushing them beyond what they think they can accomplish.”
How Has Team RWB Impacted Your Life?
“I have grown a deeper appreciation for veterans and active military personnel. I have personally learned the impact of war on individuals on so many different levels and even learned how strong I could be for others. I have helped a member through suicidal thoughts and PTSD flash backs. I will never forget the time in late October 2016 a member told me that it was because of my inspirational messages and caring heart that saved his life. He was to the point that he was going to end it and at that very moment I had sent them a bible verse that took them out of a trans and realized life was worth living. This member is doing great today and has since sought out help. Moments like these is why I joined Team RWB.“
What Would You Say to Someone Who is Thinking of Joining Team RWB?
“Do it! There are so many opportunities for you to serve this community and to get involved with other veterans and civilians.”