Soldiers and leaders from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB), 25th Division Artillery (DIVARTY), demonstrated their unwavering commitment to the local community by organizing and executing a "Charity Ruck" march to aid citizens affected by the devastating fires on Maui.
In a remarkable display of solidarity, participants collectively carried more than 945 pounds of donations such as nonperishable foods, diapers, baby formula and other essential items to the designated drop-off point.
Cpt. Susan A. Chiarella is the commander of HHB DIVARTY and was filled with pride at the selflessness of the individuals in her formation.
"Our Soldiers have once again demonstrated their selfless service and commitment to helping others," she said. "Their efforts today showcase the true essence of the Army values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.”
First Sergeant of HHB DIVARTY Gerald H. Dejohn was also vital to the success of the event and felt a strong sense of pride over what was accomplished.
“The Soldiers of HHB, 25th DIVARTY, proved that their dedication to service extends far beyond the gun line,” said Dejohn. “Their "Charity Ruck" march for Maui fire victims serves as a shining example of the Army's relationship with the state of Hawaii.”