The Fort Sullivan Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is helping the food pantry at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.
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Charleston, SC – The Fort Sullivan Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is helping the food pantry at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center by collecting and delivering food donations ensuring support for Charleston’s veterans during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
“While we are each doing our part to slow the spread of the virus by staying at home, the DAR members in our chapter wanted to do more to give back to our veterans and to the community.” said Barbara Nourie of the Fort Sullivan Chapter. “These are especially trying times for many in our area and we wanted to do whatever we could to spread a little sunshine and help take care of them,” added event organizer Robin McRae.
Nationwide, DAR chapters from all 50 states have been participating in the organization’s Service to America From Home initiative by supporting a variety of efforts in local communities, including creating care packages for essential workers, providing food to those with diminished resources, and responding to the medical mask shortage by hand-sewing masks to donate to medical facilities in need. More than 198,000 masks have been donated by DAR members across the country and thousands more are produced every day to be distributed in local communities.
"I am exceptionally proud of what our DAR members are accomplishing as part of a proud tradition of service that dates to our 1890 founding,” said Denise Doring VanBuren, DAR President General. “In difficult times like these, we know that it is not the emergency that defines us, but how we respond to it.”
Inquiries regarding donations should be directed to the Volunteer Service Office of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. For DAR membership inquiries and other questions about the Fort Sullivan Chapter contact Barbara Nourie, fortsullivannsdargmail.com
To learn more about DAR visit www.dar.org.
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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence. For more than 125 years, the DAR has strived to bring awareness to the honorable sacrifices and enduring legacy of all patriots who fought for America’s freedom. Through the DAR Genealogical Research System (www.dar.org/GRS), the public can access a free database of information amassed by the DAR about these patriots. DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s service organization with more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. DAR members passionately carry out the timeless mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.dar.org.