Assured Life received 9 team registrations for its 1st (maybe annual) Strikes Against Hunger Bowling Tournament. These 9 teams have generated $540 in registration fees to be donated to Feeding America. This donation will secure nearly 6,000 meals for the hungry; or an estimated 7,500 pounds of food! Our gratitude goes out to the following chapters for entering our tournament:
- DBIA Eugene, OR Lodge 348
- DBIA Seattle, WA Lodge 29
- Rocky Mountain Camp 999
Eugene Lodge 348 sponsored 3 teams, Seattle Lodge 29 sponsored 4 teams and Rocky Mountain Camp 999 came in with 2 teams.
Watch our Blog, Facebook page and future fraternal link newsletters for the winners of our bowling tournament. Winning Team(s) will receive a minimum of $260; other prizes possible as well.
Operation Purple – A Worthy Cause
The National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple summer camp program has been in our list of national member service campaigns now for about 6 years. We don’t get a lot of traction for this program, which is a shame.
Did you know that when you mix the colors of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine Corps red and Navy blue, you get the color purple? In the military world, the color purple represents all who serve; all branches of the armed forces.
Operation Purple summer camps offer military kids a free week of camp where they connect with other kids just like themselves. They learn to cope with a parent’s military service and deployment among other kids who get it because many of them are going through the same things.
Just think about the issues military kids experience; multiple moves, long deployments, change in schools, difficulty making new friends. When a military kid attends Operation Purple Camp, they thrive in an environment with fully trained counselors and camp staff experienced in helping children adapt and overcome the stressors of military life. A worthy cause.
Pictured here are some statistics applicable to Operation Purple Summer Camps shared from the National Military Family Association website.
This next year, Assured Life is once again promoting Operation Purple Camps as one of our national member service campaign. Please consider supporting this cause with a donation. Because Military Kids serve too. Send your donations to:
National Military Family Association
3601 Eisenhower Ave Ste 425
Alexandria, VA 22304
Be sure to designate your gift for Operation Purple Camp, and remember to utilize Assured Life’s charitable matching gift program if you have not already used up your $250 allowance for the year.