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Melissa Pickett

Melissa Pickett
Honolulu, HI United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jan 17, 2014
Stuff About Me:

I am a wife/mother/volunteer in a Military world. I am raising 3 kids that are 6, 11 and 16 years old. We are stationed far from our families, so unfortunately we do not have their support system here. We have about 5ish deployments under my belt. But they never get easier. As a family we sacrifice so much to support my husband, but is nothing compared to what he does for our country.

So I've committed myself to running this half marathon again. I did this last year and had a blast. I am thankful for everyone that had supported me and hope they can do it once again. I can't help to just register and thats all. Again I wanted to do more. So I decided to run for 2 goals. First one being that I complete 13.1 miles of running better my time. Second is to help raise donations for an organization that I am very fond of, they do wonderful things for our troops and help the families with the burden. I can not say enough good things about them! In the abscence of my husband and family, they offer support to us. Which is greatly appreciated.

In case your not sure what a USO is or does.

The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform. The original intent of Congress — and enduring style of USO delivery — is to represent the American people by extending a touch of home to the military. The USO currently operates more than 140 centers worldwide, including ten mobile canteens located in the continental United States and overseas. Overseas centers are located in Germany, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Qatar, Korea, Afghanistan, Guam and Kuwait. Service members and their families visit USO centers more than 6.9 million times each year. The USO is the way the American public supports the troops.

From bases around the world, our heroes in uniform put their lives on the line every day to protect the freedoms we cherish. Back home, their families deal with the stresses of the uncertainty and risks that their loved ones face every day.

I am hoping that you may sponsor me to help raise $250 in donations for the Team USO Hawaii. We have a team goal of $5,000. It doesnt matter the size, every bit counts.

Mahalo much for taking the time to read about me.

 

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Melissa Pickett's Fundraisers

TEAM USO Hawaii

TEAM USO Hawaii

Amount Raised:

$377

 

151% Raised of $250 Goal