School Supplies Drive
our annual Memorial Day Cookout, we start our Secular
School Supplies Drive for Ferguson-Easley Elementary
School in Fayetteville. Ferguson-Easley is a low-income,
predominantly African-American, STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math) school. When we started this
fundraiser in 2014, they were the only STEM school
in Fayetteville. They have teachers who are vets and
many children who attend the school are military kids.
If your life is too hectic to spend time shopping
for supplies, our president, Brenda Germain will do
the shopping for you, getting the maximum amount of
supplies for the money. All money donated is
used to purchase needed back-to-school supplies to
add to the supplies purchased by our members. Last
year almost $500 in supplies were donated!
year for Winter Solstice, MASH Ft. Bragg collects food
donations for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern
NC. Any money donated is used to purchase food for the
drive. Whatever food we amass between Labor Day and
our annual Solstice Supper is taken to the Food Bank
and donated. Pictures of the donation are submitted
to the Fayetteville Observer, The Pilot in Southern
Pines, the Raeford paper and Paraglide. This Food Bank
was chosen because it is less religious than others
in the area and we like to make sure that the needy
(atheists or otherwise) aren't religiously pressured
in their time of need.
does an ongoing fundraising via My Coke Rewards for
Ferguson-Easley Elementary School, a Science and Math
public charter school in Fayetteville, NC. Help MASH
Fort Bragg support early science education to encourage
rational thinking in the next generation!
have 2 ways you can contribute:
Bring Coke Rewards numbers (caps, wrappers and/or
boxtops) with the codes to any MASH Fort Bragg function
and we will enter the codes for you.
Donate points from your Coke Rewards account directly
to Ferguson-Easley Elementary School, Fayetteville,
easy to donate:
A. Purchase your favorite Coca-Cola products to
get codes (theyre on hundreds of different
packages, in a variety of sizes and flavors).
B. Go to Coca-Cola
& sign in (register if you arent a member).
C. Enter the codes. Coke sends the school a check
for donations as they accumulate. Let us know about
any unexpired Boxtops for Education to any MASH Fort
Bragg function. We give them to school during our Secular
School Supplies Drive drop-off. They are worth 10 cents
each to the school. You'd be surprised how quickly that
Bradley, Ian Kernaghan, Robyn Leadbetter, Jeremy
Tranka & Anthony Lewis
Fort Bragg joined members of CNCAH (Central
North Carolina Atheists & Humanists) on March
23rd 2013 at Lake Rim Park to raise $746 for the St.
Baldrick's Foundation to fight childhood cancer by
going bald. CNCAH member Jerermy gave up the
most hair, having his full beard and shoulder length
hair shaved off. Great fun was had by all that afternoon
despite the VERY brisk temperatures. It's always amazing
to see just how much we can accomplish when we come
together for a great cause! Thank you to all who participated
or donated to the cause!
Beyond Belief (FBB) is raising funds for Hurricane
Sandy relief efforts. The Humanist Crisis Response
program of Foundation Beyond Belief serves as a focal
point for the humanist response to major humanitarian
crises. Their purpose is twofold: to bring resources
to those in desperate need, and to raise awareness
of that need in the humanist community and beyond.
the United States, the beneficiary is TEAM RUBICON,
an innovative new disaster response organization that
leverages the skills of U.S. military veterans in
the aftermath of natural disasters. TR currently has
eleven volunteer teams at work in the U.S. disaster
you would like to help those affected by Sandy in
a secular way, visit the FBB crisis page to
Beyond Belief was a success, despite the early rain.
Thank you to all who participated!
Food Drive A Success!
Food Drive held during Rock Beyond Belief was a resounding
success. After a couple of attempts to find a charity
helping veterans that would openly accept a donation
from atheists, we found Vets Empowering Vets.
Below is the beginning of the article about our donation
day. Visit Paraglide
to view the entire article.
nearly $5,000 in food and donations was easy for the
Fort Bragg Military Atheists and Secular Humanists
and finding a charity that would accept the gift wasnt
as difficult as expected.
organization collected from online sources and other
venues and contacted a charity called Veterans Empowering