Starting in 2011, Overseas Brats (OSB) the organization, thought we would incorporate an annual gift-giving project into our annual Gathering each October. It has been met with much support from our Brat community. We are truly moved by your embracement to help others! We are BRATS after all!
In 2011, so many of our fellow Brats who attended school in Japan were extremely moved and devastated by the triple tragedy that impacted their former host country Japan. Many "active duty Brat seniors" still attending school in Japan... had to relocate stateside so they could complete their school year and graduate on time with their peers. We made the American Red Cross in Japan/via our Gathering site's city sister program our Brat Cause recipient this year and raised
In 2012, we learned of the efforts of Dr. Rick Connell's Ta Touck English School, a village school in Siem Reap, Cambodia. (Rick is a Heidelberg Class of '75 Brat). This particular year we raised $2,526 for the children's school supplies, rain slickers and bicycles with allowed children in remote areas to attend "a" school.
Last year, 2013, we saw our dear friend and visionary, Dr. Tom Drysdale, the founder of the American Overseas School Historical Society (AOSHS), pass away. In Tom's memory we established a Scholarship Fund with AOSHS to be awarded to "active duty Brats." $3,935 was raised.
Onto this year.
For 2014 we have adopted the Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF) as our "Brat Cause." MAMF celebrates over two centuries of our military families contributions -as the family served with the solider! Although the Museum (headquartered in Albuquerque, NM) is currently an online museum, the organization has been gifted seven historic military housing units from the early 1940s and is in the process of fundraising to rehab them. With the help of donations like ours, MAMF will not only be an online presence but have a permanent physical location for all to view, enjoy and learn from.
Won't you please help us by contributing this year?
Donations should be sent to:
P.O. Box 47112
Wichita, KS 67201
BUT payable to: Museum of the American Military Family
OR you can use the PayPal button below to make a donation of $25, $50, or $100:
BRAT CAUSE DONATION for 2014:
Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF)
Want to contribute $25, $50, or $100 to Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF) -- the "Brat Cause" for 2014? Add your donation amount by clicking the PayPal "Add to Cart" button, below:
Donations submitted by September 25, 2014, were awarded at our Saturday
night banquet at our OVERSEAS BRATS "Brats Oktoberfest" (aka New Braunfels Gathering) October 2-5, 2014, in New Braunfels, Texas, but donations will still be accepted after that and will be forwarded to the Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF).
Thank you so much for your generous support.
Joe Condrill - President OSB
Jeri Glass - Vice President OSB
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