The Cape Cod Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America made their annual holiday donations during a luncheon in Hyannis on December 11.
During the luncheon, the chapter presented gifts and checks to former Marine and Battle of Chosin Reservoir (Korean War, December 1950) veteran Jake O'Rourke. Chapter President Don Lynde, retired US Army JAG Corps Colonel made the presentation for Toys for Tots.
In addition to the Toys for Tots donation, Lynde presented $1,050 in supermarket gift cards from the chapter's Charity Fund to Lt. Commander Jennifer Bowden, Chaplain Corps, US Navy. Chaplain Bowden distributed the cards to Coast Guard, Army and Air Force active duty families in need.
Each year, the chapter makes similar donations. Additionally, the chapter awards scholarships each May to area high school seniors with a military connection. In 2012, scholarships were awarded in the amount of $8,000.
Chapter members support their charities through donations and dues. No public fundraising events are held.
All military officers--active duty, reserve, National Guard and retired--and their spouses (plus spouses of deceased officers)--are eligible to join the chapter.
For more information, contact Chapter President Don Lynde, US Army retired, at [email protected] or write to: CCMOAA, PO Box 1553, Mashpee, MA 02649-1553.
There are more than 370,000 members from every branch of the service in the Military Officers Association of America.