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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

 

$3,872

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

     

  • The Notables, Milo ME

    $100

  • Dani Graves Silverman

    $26.20

  • John Logan

    $250

  • Erika Hipple

     

  • The Consey crew

     

  • The Hampden Cowings

    $100

  • The Harrison Family

    $200

  • Sheila Ellis Smith & Family

    $25

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The Team: $32,432 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mary Bennett

Amount Raised

$5,110

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Carroll

Amount Raised

$3,940

 

131% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Abbie Dawson

Amount Raised

$3,872

Fundraiser Title

Dominique Ferraro

Amount Raised

$3,519

 

133% Raised of $2,650 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly McHugh-Stewart

Amount Raised

$3,000

 

115% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Beth Finizio

Amount Raised

$2,631

 

88% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Monica Velez

Amount Raised

$2,620

 

100% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rainey Reed

Amount Raised

$2,620

 

87% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sheila Ellis Smith & Family

Sheila Ellis Smith & Family

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

The Harrison Family

The Harrison Family

DONATION: $200

In memory of Liam Flynn 7 months ago

The Hampden Cowings

The Hampden Cowings

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

The Consey crew

The Consey crew

In memory of Ron Payne and Luke Milam 7 months ago

Erika Hipple

Erika Hipple

Marcus Bawol 7 months ago

John Logan

John Logan

DONATION: $250

Run with a purpose, and what you’re running for is amazing. You’ll do great!! 7 months ago

Dani Graves Silverman

Dani Graves Silverman

DONATION: $26.20

7 months ago

The Notables, Milo ME

The Notables, Milo ME

DONATION: $100

7 months ago

Dawn Seif

Dawn Seif

10 months ago

Finn and Ryder Adams

Finn and Ryder Adams

DONATION: $26.20

10 months ago