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3 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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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.

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