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Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors NYC 2017

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Abbie Dawson

THE STORY:

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces.

As a spouse of an active duty Marine, I have witnessed far too many families directly impacted by service members paying the ultimate sacrifice.

On December 27, 2016 my husband, GySgt. Dawson, escorted fallen marine, Cpl. Devon Strout, home one last time. We sat with the grieving family sharing tears, laughter, and silence. Devon’s mother expressed that TAPS had been the first organization to reach out to their family.

In his all too brief 19 years, Devon touched the lives of countless individuals.  As I reflect back on those first few days that seemed like a blur, I recall the outpouring of love and support.  Slowly, I witnessed a sense of security overcome the entire Strout family as they faced the unfathomable. They knew they weren’t alone. TAPS has continued to shower the family with support and resources to help with the loss of their son, brother, nephew, grandson, and friend.

Knowing that there are organizations like TAPS to assist families and friends is the driving force behind my “why”. I am proud and eager to give back to an organization that gives so much.  Cpl. Strout's family is just one of many that I know TAPS has assisted. Over the next few weeks and months I will share stories of support that TAPS has offered.

I humbly ask you to donate. 100% of your donation goes to TAPS and in turn, it will help a family suffering the loss of a loved one.

Tomorrow is never promised.

With much love and respect,

Abbie

 

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To This Fundraiser

$3,021

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lex and B-man

     

  • The Austin Family

    $100

  • The Fosters

    $50

  • Makenzie & Wes Kemp

    $100

  • The Allen Family

     

  • Karen Lambert

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Filers

    $50

  • Leo and Stephanie Maciejewski

    $50

  • John & Karen Violette

    $50

  • The Manieri Family, Stafford, VA

    $25

  • Stephanie Norton

    $100

  • Pam and Henry Pietras

    $50

  • George

     

  • Aileen Strout

    $50

  • Julie Knowlton

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Burrito Shak

    $200

  • Liam, Ellie, Henry & Vera Pietras

    $50

  • Ben Maciejewski

    $50

  • Aunt Didi

    $50

  • Rachel, Caroline and Harper Hitch

     

  • Leilani Flynn

    $100

  • John & Rachel smith

    $50

  • Cindy Smart

    $100

  • Shane & Ronda Crouse

    $50

  • Tom and Madalyn Howard

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • The Yopps

     

  • Finn and Ryder Adams

    $26.20

  • Dawn Seif

     

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $15,220 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Mary Bennett

Amount Raised

$3,825

 

146% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Abbie Dawson

Amount Raised

$3,021

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Dominique Ferraro

Amount Raised

$2,059

 

78% Raised of $2,650 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rainey Reed

Amount Raised

$1,630

 

54% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Monica Velez

Amount Raised

$1,625

 

62% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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Kelly McHugh-Stewart

Amount Raised

$1,460

 

56% Raised of $2,620 Goal

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Beth Finizio

Amount Raised

$1,325

 

44% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Linda Ambard

Amount Raised

$200

 

8% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Donor Comments

Dawn Seif

Dawn Seif

3 weeks ago

Finn and Ryder Adams

Finn and Ryder Adams

DONATION: $26.20

1 month ago

The Yopps

The Yopps

In appreciation 3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,000

3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Tom and Madalyn Howard

Tom and Madalyn Howard

DONATION: $100

In memory of Sheri 4 months ago

Shane & Ronda Crouse

Shane & Ronda Crouse

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Cindy Smart

Cindy Smart

DONATION: $100

In memory of Corporal Devin Strout . 5 months ago

John & Rachel smith

John & Rachel smith

DONATION: $50

Thank you for you're faithful service to GySgt Dawson, you're friends and family. Blessed to know you both. 5 months ago

Leilani Flynn

Leilani Flynn

DONATION: $100

In Memory of my daddy, Liam Flynn... I love you and miss you. Your, Heavenly Flower. 5 months ago