Newsletter

Smokey Mountain Catering Leads WAVES Project Service program.

There are times in history where the worst situations will bring out the best in people.  WAVES Project is honored to recognize Jennifer Thompson for her creativity, dedication and leadership during the recent COVID-19 shutdown.  Jennifer launched “WAVES Project Feeds the Knolls” in collaboration with Shamrock Foods, Elks Lodge #2591, and the WAVES Project to…

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The effect of single use plastics on our oceans.

“Plastics. There’s a great future in plastics”. That’s the advice a young, aimless Dustin Hoffman received in the 1967 film, The Graduate. Turns out, that was great advice. When plastic was created in the 1950s, families celebrated the dawn of a new, convenient, disposable lifestyle. In 2016, nearly 168 million metric tons of single-use plastic…

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Program Update:

WAVES Project continues to grow to meet the demand as we have seen an increase in veteran applicants over the past year.  Currently, there are more than 150 new applicants on the waiting list for 64 new applicant spaces available in 2020.  To help meet the need, WAVES Project has increased fundraising efforts to offer…

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Introducing – FOB Palmdale

One of the first FOB’s is located in Palmdale with the Antelope Valley Desert Divers (AVDD) Club. Led by retired Navy Veteran and AVDD Club President, Jeff Carlon, the Palmdale FOB has certified and supported five veterans. They recently completed their second class with a dive off the shores of Catalina.

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Sea Otters: Puppies of the Sea

We are continuing our series on ocean life, written by WAVES Project volunteer Trina. This is an in-depth report on Sea Otters, their habitat, endangered status and lots of great information.

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October 2019 Training Update

We had a record breaking number of classes and certifications in the third quarter of the year. Over 200 classes and 84 veterans and their buddies were served, nearly doubling the number in any previous quarter!

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September Training Update

It was a great day for diving as we combined our Open Water Class with some fun dives. Divers and families came out to La Jolla Shores early on a Sunday morning. It was a great relief from the heat in Temecula – the cloud cover stayed until about noon when the sweatshirts came off…

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Help Wounded Veterans by Volunteering

We use an online service called Track It Forward to keep volunteers informed of events. You can log your volunteer hours through this service and help WAVES Project show that we have strong community support. This fall there will be lots of events where we need volunteers to help raise funds for our programs. The…

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Golden Eagle Properties Announces iShare program

When you buy or sell a home, donate to WAVES Project! You can donate to WAVES Project, just by using part of the real estate commission you would normally pay to list your home! Your donation may even be tax deductible.  When you list your home, investment property, commercial property, land, or other real property…

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July Training, Events and important activities

We have new Open Water Divers! Open water training was conducted at La Jolla Shores where the divers not only got their SCUBA Certifications but had a lot of fun! The Sand Dollar beds at La Jolla are always a favorite sight! In addition to training new divers in Southern California, we did a lot…

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