DAR awards $10,000 to Monte Vista Community Fund


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) announced that the organization will be donating $10,000 to the Monte Vista Community Fund, Five Veterans Monuments Project. Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of Arizona Buckeye Chapter #8039.  
The Monte Vista Community Fund was organized in 2009 to promote events and raise funds for various projects in the community. The idea of the Faith Hinkley Veteran’s Memorial is a tribute to Sergeant Faith Hinkley, 23, of Monte Vista, who died on Aug. 7, 2010 in Iskandariya, Iraq.  The park is to also honor all the veterans within Monte Vista and the San Luis Valley area.
DAR would like to recognize Colette Skeff who is a member of both the Monte Vista Community Fund and DAR Arizona Chapter #8039. This grant would have not been possible if not for her efforts to apply for this DAR Special Projects Grant.
Skeff said, “It is a great honor to receive this grant as it will not only help fund the five monuments, but it will also give recognition to the DAR Arizona Chapter as an organization that supports projects such as this one.”
The DAR Special Projects Grant program was begun in 2010. Funding is awarded to support projects in local communities which promote the organization’s mission areas of historic preservation, education and patriotism
The NSDAR receives hundreds of grants applications each year, making competition high for the funding through the non-profit organization. Interested groups must be sponsored by a local DAR chapter, submit a copy of their public charity 501(c)(3) IRS documentation and include a narrative describing the need and urgency of the project as well as planned activities and benefits to the community which will result from the grant.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children.  Its members are descended from patriots who won American Independence during the Revolutionary War. With over 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today’s, DAR, visit www.DAR.org. For more about applying for a Special Projects Grant from DAR, visit www.dar.org/grants.
For more information, please contact Jackie DeMare, regent, Buckeye Valley Chapter #8039,
623-547-4626 or 623-695-5955.

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