United Club gives back to community
April 25, 2013
CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Humphreys United Club pushed their donations to the community to more than $23,000 in scholarship and welfare grants to various community members and organizations during an awards luncheon April 18.
The United Club is a non-profit community service organization that is open to all I.D. card holders. Established in 1997, the primary function of the club is to manage the Painted Door Thrift Store and return the profits to the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys and Area III community.
"The United Club has given back more than $23,000 thus far, to our community, for 2012-2013," said Juliet Davidson, the United Club president. "The money for these grants comes directly from our Painted Door Thrift Shop and annual community events such as the Holiday Bazaar and Auction."
There were two scholarship recipients. Andrea Billy Black received $800 and said she planned on using the funds for her Crossfit Level-One Certification Course. Emily Watson received $1500 to aid her pursuit of a degree in photography.
The rest of the funds were issued as grants to community groups including: Humphreys Crossfit for three squat stands ($1,200); USO's 4th Annual Princess and Knights Party Community Event ($500); Camp Humphreys Pathways Girl Scout Troop #01, for their Philippines trip ($1,600); Humphreys Elementary School for cultural costumes for Hannah Limb's Kindergarten Immersion Class ($495); Running Club ($500); Pyeongtaek Firefighters Union Crossfit certifications ($1,600); Middle and High School new PTSO ($1,000); Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers ($500); USO's Sweets on Wheels program ($150); Osan Humphreys Roller Derby for equipment and uniform accessories ($500); Camp Humphreys Crossfit ($800); Camp Humphreys Home School Group ($500); Camp Humphreys Super Gym for 15 yoga mats ($1,200); USO Camp Humphreys for the Annual Fund Raising Drive ($2,000); and the remaining balance went toward grocery carts for the new Army Family Housing towers ($1,394.13).
Several volunteers were recognized with certificates for their service, including several recipients of the Presidential Service Award. The event concluded with a candle ceremony to farewell the outgoing United Club board members and welcome the incoming board.