December 2009 – Dare Mighty Things was a key donor to the National Guard Association of New Hampshire in their campaign to bring service members home for Christmas. The effort raised the amount of money necessary to bring more than fifty service members from training in Indiana to spend Christmas with their families, before deploying to Afghanistan. Lauren Hudson of DMT was at the homecoming in Manchester, NH on December 23, and said, “It was a very heartwarming experience to watch these families reunite for the holiday.”
The NGANH is a nonprofit organization, a branch of the National Guard Association of the United States, which specifically addresses the issues of the Air and Army National Guard members. NGAUS has been the voice on Capitol Hill for the National Guard since 1878, lobbying for issues such as funding for equipment, pay, benefits, and quality of life initiatives. This was the first major fundraising effort by the NGANH for a purpose like this.
DMT is currently involved with a project to help design a national training program to support the families of National Guardsmen and Reservists, so expanding their relationship to the NGANH to directly help soldiers here in NH is timely and meaningful. On Christmas Eve, Col. Steve Greco (Ret.), president of the NGANH, said, “Tell everyone at DMT there are a bunch of troops waking up in their own beds this morning, and it’s a worthy cause to have helped to make that happen.”