Grace After Fire Receives Funding from Arlington Woman’s Club

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Arlington Woman's Club helps women veterans transition from battlefield to community, raising over $30,000 to support Grace After Fire's work with women veterans. Formal check presentation scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 1515 W. Abram in Arlington, Texas. Photo and interview opportunities available.

Kimberly Olson, Colonel, USAF (ret) and executive director of Grace After Fire, has announced that the Arlington Woman’s Club raised over $30,000 to support Grace After Fire’s work with women veterans. The Club will formally hand over the funds during a special presentation scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2012, during the Arlington Woman’s Club’s general meeting to be held at 1515 W. Abram in Arlington.

“We are so honored that the Arlington Woman’s Club chose Grace After Fire as their philanthropy,” stated Kim Olson. “It’s particularly exciting to have such a genuine, grass roots effort yield these amazing results just weeks before Texas celebrates its first ever Women Veteran's Month this March.”

Catherine Hopkins (Philanthropy Chair, AWC) headed the 600-member Club that began work on the project in August of 2011, culminating in an annual philanthropy dinner November 12, 2011. Themed the “Red White and Blue Evening,” the fund raiser entertained over 400 guests who enjoyed celebrating Veteran's Day with music, food, a raffle, and live and silent auctions.
“It’s a gratifying way for AWC to express our support and thanks to these brave women,” said Mrs. Hopkins.

The November event proceeds will be used to match other grant funding. For more information about the check presentation event, contact Kathy Hughes at the Arlington Woman’s Club, 817-277-7666.

Founded in 1957, The Arlington Woman’s Club is dedicated to promoting and developing the potential of its members through education and to benefit the community through its philanthropy projects. Its purpose is solely educational and charitable. They are on the web at

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Grace After Fire is dedicated to helping women veterans help themselves. They offer confidential peer-to-peer outreach and direct access to appropriate health support services as women veterans reenter their communities and the workforce to refine their roles for a successful future. Founded in 2008, the organization is led by executive director Kimberly Olson, Colonel, USAF (ret); read Kim’s story at; headquarters are in Fort Worth, Texas. Grace After Fire is on the web at Their phone is 800-362-6477. Become a women veteran fan at


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