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7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Brookings-Harbor Redshirts have sucessfully completed their mission for the past 5 years and now are in our 6th year of supporting our troops. We have sent a total of 5,230 care packages to our military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. This year we are hold another 9/11 memorial in Brookings Oregon at Azalea park. This is the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, and we will be having a memorial and a candle light vigil. We'll have speakers and music and give away the big raffle prizes for this year at the event. The community and visitors are invited, just bring a lawn chair to the park. Let's remember our fallen brethern together and have a moment of silence for them. Sept 11, 2011 at 4 pm in Brookings Oregon.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Brookings-Harbor Redshirts have sent over 4,900 care packages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past 4 years. They have received hundreds of letters and emails of thanks from the troops, and in many instances, the troops have flown American flags during their deployment and sent them to the Redshirts. There are always those who try to undermine a honorable mission, they only have their own selfish interests in mind. This group is A1 in all respects and has open books for all to see with the IRS. God bless our troops.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I AM PROUD TO BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE B/H REDSHIRTS.
I HAVE PERSONALLY RECEIVED SEVERAL LETTERS OF GRATITUDE FROM OUR TROOPS IN IRAQ. WE MAIL PACKAGES EACH FRIDAY
NO MEMBER IS PAID, ALL VOLUNTEERS. ALL MONEY DONATED
IS USED TO BUY ITEMS THAT THE TROOPS HAVE REQUESTED.
SEVERAL LOCAL BUSINESS MANAGERS/OWNERS DONATE AND, OR
GIVE CUTRATE PRICES FOR THE ITEMS WE SEND. WE ARE A FEDERAL & OREGON STATE NON PROFIT ORG.
CHECK OUT WWW.BROOKINGS-HARBOR REDSHIRTS.ORG

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Brookings-Harbor Red Shirts are one of ye most gratifying organization I have ever belonged to. It is ran with honesty and integrity. We have accomplished a lot in 4 years and are very proud of whaat we do. We have shipped alsmost 5,0000 packages of snacks, and hygiene items. We also send them special requests. We are know working on gettin 12 portable DVD players and dvds' for the hospital at Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan for our wounded warriors, 5 gallon buckets they use for chains, tables, and storage. Along with that we are making 8-1/2" X 11" cloth crosses for the wounded soldiers to take home when they leave.This was requested by the hes the chaplain. This is a wonderful group that soes ever ything they can to continue to support our troops, "Until they All Come Home"

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was shocked to see this post by amy24, in 5 years she is the only voluntier to ask to be paid. When we refused she she went out of her way to spread lies and try to discredit us. We are a legal state and federal non-profit and all of our tax records are on file. Since moving out of a bar inviroment this group has grown in both quantity and quality of its voluntier force.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over the past few years BHRS (Brookings-Harbor Red Shirts) have taken donations to buy and send packages to our troops in harms way. No member or board member receives any salary nor compensation for telephone calls, milage, etc. Nearly a year ago it was decided to move our meetings to a non-bar atmosphere. This caused a break up and started what appears to be a campaign of half-truths and out and out lies. One reviewer (amy24) has made many accusations not based on the facts.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I donated money to them. I still don't know how they got a 501 c 3 in 3 weeks They made promises that they did not keep. They broke off with half the membership and took the money. I do not trust them

Review from Guidestar