This year on July 21st, WAVE donated $500.00 to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) at the Senior Center in Gardnerville for their annual “Project Patriot Backpack Brigade” program. Each year this program provides backpacks to the children of active duty service personnel who are serving and protecting our country.
Each year DAR purchases, with help through donations, backpacks for children K-12 and with the help of the Nevada National Guard, backpacks are handed out to military families at the University of Nevada in Reno. Through other donations, school supplies are used to fill each backpack according to grade level.
WAVE President Carl Schnock presented DAR Regent Deborah Crone-Palio with a check for $500 towards the purchase of Backpacks for our active duty veteran dependents.
(From Back to Front rows, Left to Right) Gerry Wright, Darrol Brown, Sally Willey, Carl Schnock, Deborah Crone-Palio, Judy Conrad, Rose Cook, Mary Baldauskas, Carolyn Riise, Lynda Morrison Radar, Ken Miller, Janet Railey, Ted Henson. WAVE and DAR Members displaying some of the backpacks.