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Snowball Express
July 4, 2012

It has been my honor and privilege to be a member and proud volunteer since our humble beginnings in 2006 in California. What started out as a fledgling movement to recognize the families of our fallen has blossomed into a life changing experience for these families as well as all of the many volunteers, corporations and donators. I am humbled that what we have accomplished is no less than a miracle for these brave souls who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the loss of their loved one. May God bless us with the resources to continue our mission. We are blessed to have American Airlines as our presenting sponsor. Please visit our website, www.snowballexpress.org and see how you would like to contribute your time, treasure or talent to helping Snowball Express succeed in bringing hope, new memories and new friendships to these families. Please also read of our mini Snowflakes that occur all year through in the towns and cities where our families live. God Bless you and God Bless America as we celebrate yet another July 4th enjoying our freedom. Story, in 2006 I apologized to several of our moms as to the fact that it poured rain for several hours at the Oakley Christmas party causing all to take cover inside. Their comment, "Trisha, that was not rain but tears of joy that Snowball Express was taking care of their loved ones." That is the essence and heart of Snowball Express. Trisha /SBE Advisory Board Member/Snowflake Coordinator,proud volunteer 2006 to present

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Having been personally involved since our beginning in California in 2006. Fund Development Chair, Board Member for 4 years, currently Advispry Board member, Regional Snowflake Coordinator, Family Coordinatoe

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have broader National exposure so that every state and city become involved in supporting our mission. It was never meant to be an event specific to one city but specific to the Nation. Have stronger well defined roles for Past Board Members in their roles as Trustees.

More feedback

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

I helped to co-organize Snowball Express in 2006 in California along with many other Rotarians and service groups, like the VVA, American Legion, Gold Star widows, Ladies Auxiliary and so many others.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To reach out to every family who has lost a loved one since 9/11 in Iraq or Afghanistan so they know they are not alone and we are a Nation that cares about the tragedy of their loss.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To have the Nation want to come on board in accomplishing the Mission of Snowball Express which is to provide new hope, new memories and new friendships for these families who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

MY ROLE:
Advisor & Original co-organizer of Snowball Express in 2006 through the Newport/Irvine Rotary as Community Service Director.