This story was originally published on the Order of the Arrow Northeast Region website.
Hurricane Sandy caused lots of damage all across the Northeast Region, and we, as Arrowmen, feel that we need to help. In addition to homes being affected, Scout camps across the region have also suffered severe damage. Many camps are closed until further notice as it is too soon for the extent of the damage and destruction to even be assessed.
Your Region Key 3 is calling upon individual Arrowmen, Lodges, and Sections to join us in our aggressive campaign to raise money that will be awarded to lodges to help their councils complete projects at their camps. We believe that the powerful combination of money and manpower from members of the Order of the Arrow can overcome any devastation that Sandy left behind. This money will be awarded in a process similar to the National OA Service Grants.
Our goal is to raise at least $20,000, and we strongly believe that we can do more if everyone helps in some way. We are calling it Scouts Helping Scouts, because that’s what we are all about.
To learn more about how you can contribute, click here.
Yours In Service,
Eric Bush, Northeast Region Chief
Mark Chilutti, Northeast Region Chairman
Brian Gray, Northeast Region Staff Adviser