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Oklahoma Daughters of the American Revolution group seeks funds to help veterans

The Oklahoma chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution is trying to establish an endowment to provide further assistance to veterans.
by Ken Raymond Published: October 9, 2012
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/articleid/3716967/1/pictures/1852538">Photo - Pat McFall State regent for the Oklahoma chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Pat McFall State regent for the Oklahoma chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

In a PowerPoint presentation, McFall highlighted six goals:

• To raise money and awareness for veteran needs that may go unanswered through lack of specific services.

• To serve as a monetary bridge between annual stand downs that assist homeless or needy veterans.

• To provide additional funding for women's resources within the VA facilities. (Clothing or day care for work force entry or educational transitioning.)

• To provide short-term sponsorship of homeless veterans.

• To assist caregivers' support groups.

• To meet other needs identified by facility professionals.

At this point, McFall's organization has raised only about $30,000 — well short of the $150,000 funding goal.

“Right now I'm doing grassroots efforts with our 2,800 members selling things and getting donations from them,” she said. “I want to get grants or other assistance from companies.”

She emphasized that she is willing to meet with any business or group to discuss the fund.

Individuals can donate clothes to the Veterans Affairs hospitals, she said. Large sizes always are needed.

Financial donations may be made to the fund by emailing McFall at PRMcFall@aol.com or by calling 844-8824.

Contributors will receive a receipt from the group's bonded treasurer.


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by Ken Raymond
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Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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Basically it will be a hand up that might help them get back on their feet. For some in the autumn of their life, it may just help them have a better day.”

Pat McFall

State regent for the Oklahoma chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution

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