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 Regional 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 Sservice Grants.
Our goal is to raise at least $20,000, and we strongly believe that we can do more if everyone helps in some way. Please see the attachment for details on how you can play a part and join us in our campaign. We are calling it Scouts Helping Scouts, because that’s what we are all about.
There are two ways to help:
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 this way too! A special mylar border patch will be given to everyone who gives at this level.
OA Sections, Lodges & Members: Purchase the specially designed patch shown above for $10 each.
Ordering details can be found in the flyer with more information here.
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