|Northeast Region Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund|
|Tuesday, 27 November 2012 01:11|
About the Campaign
Hurricane Sandy caused lots of damage all across the Northeast Region, and we, as Arrowmen, feel that we need to help. In addition to homes being affected, Scout camps across the region have also suffered severe damage. Many camps are closed until further notice as it is too soon for the extent of the damage and destruction to even be assessed.
Your Region Key 3 is calling upon individual Arrowmen, Lodges, and Sections to join us in our aggressive campaign to raise money that will be awarded to lodges to help their councils complete projects at their camps. We believe that the powerful combination of money and manpower from members of the Order of the Arrow can overcome any devastation that Sandy left behind. This money will be awarded in a process similar to the National OA Service Grants.
Our goal is to raise at least $35,000, and we strongly believe that we can do more if everyone helps in some way. We are calling it Scouts Helping Scouts, because that's what we are all about. To assist in our fundrasing efforts, the Northeast Regional BSA Leadership team has annoucned that they will match every dollar that we raise up to $15,000! This presents an amazing opprounity for us to potentially double the donations collected from the Scouts Helping Scouts Campaign.
As reports come in about the work that needs to be done in out camps, we continue to realize just how important this money will be, and ask you to please consider making your gift today.
What Can I Do?
OA Sections & Lodges: We are asking every lodge and section across the country to consider making an outright donation of $100 or more. Individuals can donate at this level too! A special mylar border patch will be given to anyone who gives at this level.
OA Section, Lodges & Members: Purchase the specially designed patch shown above from $10 each. We also encourage lodges to order them in bulk to sell at your upcoming winter banquets and events. The Northeast Region OA Program will pay for the cost of the patches so that 100% of all funds recieved will go directly towards helping council camps.
We are proud to report that we have raised over $37,000 to date!