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DONATION TO ARMED SERVICES YMCA FORT BRAGG

December 2, 2020

The Cape Fear Chapter answered the call for donations to support the food pantry operated by the Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg that provides food provisions to military families and veterans experiencing food insecurity. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unusually high demands on the food pantry this year.

Ralph Hinrichs, Chapter Treasurer, makes the presentation of a $1,000 check to Carrie Benick, Community Relations Manager who oversees the food pantry among other programs at the Fort Bragg YMCA.

Dec 5, 20/ CFMOAA/ Community/

DONATION TO FORT BRAGG FISHER HOUSE

November 23, 2020

President Ira Watkins presents the chapter's annual donation to the Fort Bragg Fisher House.

Accepting the $1,000 check is Ms. Vivian L. Wilson, Business Manager, Fort Bragg Fisher House.

Dec 5, 20/ CFMOAA/ Community/

DONATION TO THE NATIONAL SOJOURNERS

March 11, 2020

Each year, our chapter funds the attendance of outstanding high school students (normally JROTC cadets) from area high schools within our catchment area for attendance at the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Conference held at the Freedom Foundation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

This year the Cape Fear Chapter is funding the attendance of two students at $600 per student. Chapter President Ira Watkins attended the National Sojourners Chapter 97 monthly meeting in Fayetteville on March 11 to make the presentation.

Accepting the $1,200 check is James L. Pugsley, President of the National Sojourners Chapter 97.

Mr. Pugsley in turn presented President Watkins with a certificate of appreciation for the chapter’s long-standing support of their program (click on download below).

Mar 15, 20/ CFMOAA/ Community/

DONATION TO THE FORT BRAGG FISHER HOUSE

December 4, 2019

President Ira Watkins presents the chapter’s annual donation of $1,000 to Ms. Vivian Wilson the new manager of the Fort Bragg Fisher House since June of this year. Ms. Wilson is a long-time employee of Fisher House Foundation, Inc., having open the first two houses at Walter Reed Medical Center and has served in other locations to include Landstuhl, Germany. She plans to remain the manager of the Fort Bragg Fisher House for the next two years.

Ms. Wilson was appreciative of MOAA's support of Fisher House throughout her career and the various locations that she has served in. In the second photo, Ms. Wilson presents President Watkins with a certificate of appreciation from the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. as a token of their gratitude. Click on download below to view certificate.

Dec 4, 19/ CFMOAA/ Community/

DONATION TO THE USO

December 3, 2019

Mr. Brian Knight, Area Operations Director, Sandhills USO (right) accepts a $1,000 check from LTC (Ret) Ralph Hinrichs, of the Cape Fear Chapter Board of Directors, representing the chapter's annual contribution to the local USO supporting the Fort Bragg military community.

Dec 3, 19/ CFMOAA/ Community/

DONATION TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

October 8, 2019

MAJ (Ret) George Bond, lst Vice President of the Cape Fear Chapter, presents a $1,000 check to Mr. Phil Harris, Executive Director, Highlands Chapter of the American Red Cross. The donation represents our chapter’s continued support of the American Red Cross local chapter servicing our active military and their families in the Fort Bragg and surrounding communities.

Dec 13, 19/ CFMOAA/ Community/

DONATION TO THE ASOM FOUNDATION

April 11, 2019

Ms. Olivia Garner, Development and Fundraising Manager of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation accepts a $500 donation from the Cape Fear Chapter in support of its annual Easter Egg Roll event for kids. Making the presentation is Ralph Hinrichs, ChapterTreasurer.

Apr 12, 19/ CFMOAA/ Community/

DONATION TO THE FORT BRAGG ARMY SOLDIER & FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER

February 13, 2019

President Watkins presents Ms. Martha Brown, Director, Army Soldier and Family Assistance Center, Fort Bragg $1,000 in $25 grocery gift cards redeemable at the post commissaries as a donation from the Cape Fear Chapter.

The gift cards are given to soldiers and their families as needed while assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bragg undergoing medical treatment, evaluation, and/or rehabilitation at Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC).

Witnessing the presentation and displaying a Certificate of Appreciation from the Warrior Transition Battalion to the Cape Fear Chapter, is CSM Whitt, Command Sergeant Major of the Warrior Transition Battalion.

Feb 17, 19/ CFMOAA/ Community/

DONATION TO FORT BRAGG USO

4 December 2018

Ms. Renee Lane, Director of the Fort Bragg USO accepts the annual donation of $750 from the Cape Fear Chapter. Making the presentation for the Cape Fear Chapter is COL (Ret) Art Rodriguez from the chapter's executive board.

Dec 4, 18/ CFMOAA/ Community/

DONATION TO FORT BRAGG FISHER HOUSE

November 15, 2018

Mr. Jim Dixon (left), Fort Bragg Fisher House Manager, and Mr. Michael Pringle (right), Executive Assistant, accept a $750 donation from the Cape Fear Chapter presented by Colonel (Ret) Art Rodriguez.

Nov 18, 18/ CFMOAA/ Community/

HURRICANE FLORENCE RELIEF

October 2, 2018

Ralph Hinrichs, representing the CFC, presents a donation of $1,000 on behalf of the chapter to Mr. Phil Harris, Executive Director, Highlands Chapter of the American Red Cross in support of disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

Oct 5, 18/ CFMOAA/ Community/

Donation to the Fort Bragg Army Soldier & Family Assistance Center

February 21, 2018

President Chavez, assisted by his wife Maria, presents Ms. Martha Brown, Director, Army Soldier and Family Assistance Center, Fort Bragg $1,000 in $25 grocery gift cards redeemable at the post commissaries as a donation from the Cape Fear Chapter.

The gift cards are given to soldiers and their families as needed while assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bragg undergoing medical treatment, evaluation, and/or rehabilitation at Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC).

Witnessing the presentation is LTC Phil Brown, Commander, Warrior Transition Battalion, WAMC.

See letter of acknowledgement and thanks at download below.

Feb 21, 18/ CFMOAA/ Community/

Donation to the Fort Bragg USO

October 23, 2017

COL (Ret) Art Rodriguez, of the Executive Board, Cape Fear Chapter presents a $750 donation to Ms. Renee Lane, Director of the Fort Bragg USO on behalf of the chapter.

Oct 23, 17/ CFMOAA/ Community/

DONATION TO CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATER (CFRT)

April 11, 2016

The World Premiere of the play “Downrange: Voices from the Homefront” in March 2016 in Fayetteville received such rave reviews that the need for a video version of the play became immediately apparent.

In response to a solicitation from the Cape Fear Regional Theater to become one of five co-producers of the video production the chapter embraced the project. President Chavez presented a $1,000 check on behalf of the Cape Fear Chapter to Tom Quaintance, Artistic Director of the CFRT; also present were Cape Fear Chapter members Willie Wright and Carol Ivey, both involved in the effort; and, Beth Desloges, Managing Director of the CFRT.

The video was produced for wider viewing by Fort Bragg soldiers, families and leaders; and, perhaps for Army-wide dissemination. The Cape Fear Chapter, MOAA is listed in the “credits” as a co-producer.

Feb 16, 17/ CFMOAA/ Community/

DONATION TO THE FORT BRAGG ARMY SOLDIER & FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER

February 13, 2017

Ms. Martha Brown, Director, Army Soldier and Family Assistance Center; Mr. Tony Pugh, a center staff member; and, Major Terry Redd, Executive Officer, Warrior Transition Battalion, Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg accept a donation of thirty $25 commissary gift cards worth $750 from President Chavez on behalf of the Cape Fear Chapter.

The gift cards, redeemable at the post commissaries, are given to soldiers and their families as needed while assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion, undergoing medical treatment, evaluation, and/or rehabilitation.

Feb 15, 17/ CFMOAA/ Community/

Donation to MOPH "Home for Xmas" Project

December 6, 2016

The Cape Fear Chapter donated $600 to the Fort Bragg Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart to sponsor a wounded warrior home for Christmas. Presenting the check to the soldier on behalf of the chapter is 2nd Vice President George Blanc. Two officers from the MOPH Chapter witness the presentation.

Jan 9, 17/ CFMOAA/ Community/