Mothers Arms Seeks Chapter Moms Nationwide
Newly Redesigned site brings safety information to Web
MA Founder is qualifier for Woman of the Year Award
Arizona-based Mothers Arms Appoints City Coordinator
Arizona-based Mothers Arms Appoints Maryland State Coordinator
Allegra Print & Imaging Awards Printing Services to Safety Organization
Mothers Arms joins forces with women’s resource center


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alicia Wadas   Mothers Arms, Founder                                       800.464.4800
              

MOTHERS ARMS SEEKS CHAPTER MOMS NATIONWIDE

                          

PHOENIX  (August 19, 2005) - Mothers Arms, a national non-profit organization of safety conscious women, seeks nominations for Chapter Moms nationwide.  Mothers Arms is committed to informing, educating and supporting the development of self-reliant women who consider it their fundamental right and responsibility to protect themselves, their children and their way of life from human aggression and assault.

“Local representation is key to helping women learn about their rights and their responsibility to protect themselves and their children, through common sense, awareness and training,” says Alicia Wadas, Mothers Arms founder and mother of three.
The Chapter Mom positions are open only to women, although men can participate in membership and fundraising.  Chapters are recognized once they attain 6 members, including the Chapter Mom who starts the chapter.  A Chapter Mom conducts informal monthly gatherings for her chapter members to discuss a variety of safety strategies and techniques.  Suggestions for topics to discuss at the monthly meeting are provided by Mothers Arms.

Requirements for the Chapter Mom position include membership in the organization, 5 people interested in joining Mothers Arms, a willingness to hold informal monthly meetings, and a belief in the Mothers Arms mission.

To nominate a woman for a Chapter Mom, notify the applicant and contact Wadas at (800) 464-4840 with the email, phone number and address of the prospective Chapter Mom.  An information packet outlining the process to become a Chapter Mom will be sent to the nominee.
      

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-March 2, 2004
Contact: Alicia Wadas Mothers Arms 1.800.464.4840

Mothers Arms newly redesigned site brings safety information to Web

(PHOENIX) – Mothers Arms, a Phoenix-based non-profit organization, is pleased to announce the launch of its newly updated bi-lingual, English and Spanish language Web site, with a new design and format. Through education and training, Mothers Arms promotes the development of safety conscious women dedicated to protecting themselves and their children from assault and aggression.

“The new Web site reveals a powerful message, reminding women that they can protect their children, family and themselves from crime and harm,” says Mothers Arms president and founder Alicia Wadas. “Our new Web site provides women with a place to go when they are in need of resources, advice, or a place to turn for help.”

The Web site features many informative options including information about upcoming Mothers Arms seminars that teach avoidance and prevention, and survivor stories to let women know help and hope exists through the experiences of other women. The site also features useful tools for self-defense techniques and supplemental books, videos and software that can be used to further educate women.

The site includes links that connect users to the Mothers Arms quarterly newsletter, The Sentinel, which gives up-to-date empowering information, questions and answers, facts and figures, safety habits and tips, and pertinent news events. Through the Web site, the Mothers Arm message of taking charge of one’s life can be taught to women who may have no other place to turn for help.
Mothers Arms is a nationwide non-profit organization committed to informing, educating and supporting the development of safety conscious women dedicated to becoming self-reliant in order to exercise their fundamental right and responsibility to protect themselves, their children and their way of life from human aggression and assault.

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MA Founder is qualifier for Woman of the Year Award
Mothers Arms is pleased to announce that Alicia Wadas, Founder & President, is the July qualifier of the Beth McDonald Woman of the Year award.

This award is sponsored by Clear Channel radio station, KEZ 99.9 and Schumacher Mercedes-Benz. The award recognizes outstanding women for their accomplishments and contributions.

In February 2004, the monthly qualifiers will be gathering for an event to recognize the one woman of 12 qualifiers selected for the honor of Woman of the Year.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alicia Wadas Mothers Arms (800) 464-4840
 

Arizona-based Mothers Arms Appoints City Coordinator
(PHOENIX May 22, 2003)—Arizona-based Mothers Arms has named Laura Nunnelee-Riener, R.N., B.S.N., City Coordinator for Alamogordo, N.M. Nunnelee-Riener is New Mexico’s first City Coordinator for the national non-profit organization. Mothers Arms is committed to reaching out to women, helping them achieve their personal responsibility of keeping themselves and their families safe through common sense, awareness and training with safety rescue tools.

As a City Coordinator for Mothers Arms, Nunnelee-Riener will bring the Mothers Arms message to businesses and community groups in that state. As membership grows, she will host regular local meetings about personal safety issues.

“I believe that I can, and will, make a difference in women’s lives, whether it will save her life, or her loved ones,” says Nunnelee-Riener. “With the knowledge from Mothers Arms, I can teach women in my community to handle any situation without hesitation. Self-defense is not a natural reaction, but a learned reaction. The outcome of the attack can be determined by the response of the victim.”

Nunnelee-Riener is a consultant and project architect at a hospital software company based out of Kansas City, Missouri. She is currently the project manager for the implementation of a hospital-wide integrated software system in Alamogordo. Prior to consulting, she worked as an ER nurse and a Utilization Review Nurse. Married and the mother of three boys, Nunnelee-Riener is actively involved in her community. Through her involvement with Mothers Arms, Nunnelee-Riener will educate women in New Mexico about safety issues, including how to avoid potentially dangerous situations and what to do in an unexpected attack.

Carol J. Smith, of Tucson, is the Arizona Mothers Arms State Coordinator and Annette Witham, of Phoenix, is the City Coordinator.

Mothers Arms informs, educates and supports the development of self-reliant women who consider it their fundamental right and responsibility to protect their children and themselves from human aggression and assault. The organization provides training and educational resources for awareness and avoidance of crime and encourages training with safety rescue tools.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alicia Wadas Mothers Arms (800) 464-4840
 

Arizona-based Mothers Arms Appoints Maryland State Coordinator
(PHOENIX, APRIL 2003)—Arizona-based Mothers Arms has named Diana Thomas State Coordinator for Maryland. Thomas is Maryland’s first State Coordinator for the national non-profit organization. Mothers Arms is dedicated to educating women through common sense, awareness and rescue tools about personal safety issues that impact themselves and their families on a daily basis.

As a State Coordinator for Mothers Arms, Thomas will bring the message to local organizations and community groups in the state. She will increase local membership and be committed to involvement and growth using Mothers Arms principles.

“I want to be a role model for women in my community, teaching them the importance of protection and defense,” says Thomas. “With the knowledge from Mothers Arms, I can help women establish their own personal safety plan focusing on the basics of awareness, understanding, and readiness to act.”

Thomas is a certified marketing teacher who prepares students to handle important real-world situations on a daily basis. As a single mother of two children, Justin, 14, and Heidi, 10, Thomas wants to educate and train women in Maryland about safety issues, including how to avoid potentially dangerous situations and what to do in an unexpected attack.

Carol J. Smith, of Tucson, is the Arizona Mothers Arms State Coordinator and Annette Witham, of Phoenix, is the City Coordinator.

Mothers Arms informs, educates and supports the development of self-reliant women who consider it their fundamental right and responsibility to protect their children and themselves from human aggression and assault. The organization provides training and educational resources for awareness and avoidance of crime and encourages training with safety rescue tools.

For more information about Mothers Arms, call Thomas at (410) 884-0084, the national headquarters at (800) 464-4840 or visit the Web site at mothersarms.org. Mothers Arms is a trademark of Safely in Mothers Arms, Inc.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2003
CONTACT: Stephanie Armstrong Allegra Printing & Imaging (623) 582-6133
Contact: Alicia Wadas Mothers Arms (800) 464-4840

Allegra Print & Imaging Awards Printing Services to Safety Organization
(PHOENIX) – Allegra Print & Imaging recently presented a $250 gift certificate for printing services to Mothers Arms, a nonprofit organization. Mothers Arms is dedicated to helping women learn how to protect themselves and their children from assault by teaching awareness, common sense and the use of safety rescue tools.

"We at Allegra Print & Imaging believe Mothers Arms is providing a great service to the women and children in our community, said Stephanie Armstrong, Allegra community relations manager, “and we are happy to support their efforts in this small way."

“Mothers Arms will immediately put this much appreciated donation to good use as we need to reprint our stationery package,” stated Alicia Wadas, founder and president of Mothers Arms.

Mothers Arms is the third recipient of 12 monthly awards being donated by Allegra Print & Imaging this year to local nonprofit organizations as part of the company's 20 year anniversary celebration. The other recipients include the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix.

Allegra Print & Imaging features traditional and advanced printing technologies including full-color printing, short-run digital printing, electronic publishing and graphic design services, color copying, high-speed copying, complete finishing services, and project consulting. The company's trained professional staff works with clients to provide total solutions to all of their print communications needs.

For more information about Allegra Print & Imaging, call 623.582.6133 or visit www.AllegraNetwork.com, www.AllegraPrintAndImaging.com. For more information on Mothers Arms, call or visit the web site at www.mothersarms.org. Mothers Arms is a registered trademark of Safely in Mothers Arms, Inc.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-Jan. 28, 2003
Contact:

Contact: Alicia Wadas Mothers Arms (800) 464-4840
Lorri Paetz Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center (602) 261-7129

Mothers Arms joins forces with women’s resource center
(PHOENIX)–Mothers Arms, the Phoenix-based national non-profit organization committed to supporting self-reliant women, has joined forces with a women’s resource center to provide self-defense and safety education to women in need.

Mothers Arms president and founder Alicia Wadas will teach First Defense™ curriculum to women at the Jewell McFarland Lewis Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center in Phoenix as part of an ongoing partnership between the two organizations. The seminar features defense tactics and safety tips to inform women of ways to protect themselves and their children against possible assault, as well as awareness and prevention techniques to avoid criminal confrontations.

“Through Fresh Start, Mothers Arms can bring its message of safety and self-reliance to more women and those seeking to take charge of their lives,” said Wadas. “The training provides women with resources to increase their personal safety and the safety of their families through simple tools and techniques that they can incorporate into their daily lives.”

The seminar is scheduled for March 8 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Jewell McFarland Lewis Resource Center, 1130 E. McDowell Road, in Phoenix. The cost is $5, which can be waived due to financial need. The seminar is open to women 18 years of age and older, and free child supervision is available for infants and children.

The Jewell McFarland Lewis Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center is a Phoenix organization dedicated to supporting women in need who are seeking self-sufficiency. The Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center is a place for women to access comprehensive information, programs and services for self-empowerment. For more information about Fresh Start, contact Educational Programs Coordinator Lorri Paetz at (602) 261-7129.

Mothers Arms is a nationwide non-profit organization committed to informing, educating and supporting the development of self-reliant women who consider it their fundamental right to protect themselves, their children and their way of life from human aggression and assault.

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