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EDUCATION

The National Society supports two schools in the Appalachian region, Tamassee DAR School, Inc. in South Carolina and Kate Duncan Smith (KDS) DAR School in Alabama. Last year, the chapters raised nearly one million dollars to support these and other accredited schools, including Crossnore School in North Carolina, which offers a stable, healing environment in a residential group setting for children from families in crisis; Hillside School in Massachusetts, an independent boarding and day school for 80 boys from varied backgrounds who are underachievers or who have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder; and Hindman Settlement School in Kentucky, which specializes in educating students with dyslexic characteristics.
 
Similarly, the National Society assists in the education of Indian youth through scholarships and support of 
Bacone College, Oklahoma, and Chemawa Indian School in Oregon.

VETERANS

DAR Project Patriot
Our chapter supports the National Society's DAR Project Patriot. This is the official Daughters of the American Revolution committee that supports America’s service personnel in current conflicts abroad. Following the events of September 11, 2001, NSDAR began working with the Department of the Navy to sponsor the crew of an aircraft carrier as a show of support for Operation Enduring Freedom. In February of 2002, the U.S.S. John C. Stennis (CVN 74) was assigned by the Department of Defense to the NSDAR for sponsorship. DAR Project Patriot was activated as the official NSDAR-approved special committee to organize and coordinate DAR support for the service men and women fighting the war against terrorism. Once the Stennis went into dry dock, this committee’s efforts were redirected.

In the spring of 2005, a new project was undertaken - the support of the wounded active duty military personnel at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (RMC). The ongoing military missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, continue to bring wounded soldiers, marines and airmen to receive health care at the Landstuhl RMC in Germany. Many arrive with little clothing. While every patient receives a $250 voucher from Department of Defense to be used at Army Air Force Exchange Services to meet their clothing needs, the RMC's Wounded Warrior Project provides new clothes and other needed items to those evacuated in a positive and caring atmosphere to meet their initial needs.

Since the partnering with Landstuhl RMC, over 23,000 60-minute phone cards, 500 gym bags stocked with personal care items, over 50,000 holiday cards, 250 winter coats, 500 pairs of break-away sweatpants, 500 crew neck sweat shirts, and 300 pairs of athletic shoes have been sent to the wounded military personnel at the hospital, as well as checks totaling $40,000 that were presented to the Landstuhl RMC.

Although this Landstuhl RMC partnership is the first to support all branches of service personnel, chapters throughout our ranks have successfully done so for quite some time. Thousands and thousands of personal care items, medical supplies, packages of popcorn, batteries, boots, cards and gifts have been sent by our chapters to Army, Marine and Guard units on the front lines as well as to Navy personnel onboard other Navy vessels. Multitudes of needed supplies have also been sent to regional military medical centers. Regardless of how they choose to do so, our members have successfully supported the mission of the DAR Project Patriot Committee. 

For The Troops
Our chapter also supports For The Troops, a local non-partisan California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Their mission is to send care packages to our front line troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. These packages contain such things as snack items, DVDs, CDs, batteries, personal care items and magazines, etc.