News: Midway Lanes presents donation to ND National Guard Foundation
BISMARCK, N.D. — Jim Mellon, owner of Midway Lanes in Mandan, N.D., presented a donation of $5,000 for the North Dakota National Guard Foundation Dec. 19, 2013, at the Guard’s headquarters in Bismarck. Accepting the donation on behalf of the foundation was the North Dakota adjutant general, Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk.
“We are very grateful to the great businesses, agencies and organizations that continue to support our National Guard soldiers, airmen and their families supported by the North Dakota National Guard Foundation,” said Sprynczynatyk. “And today, we also thank Mr. Mellon and his staff for again organizing a fun day of free bowling, food and door prizes for all military members, Veterans and their families.
Including this contribution, Midway Lanes has donated more than $11,000 in the last few years to the Guard’s Foundation.
“We enjoy supporting our military members, Veterans and their families,” said Mellon. “This is a small way of demonstrating our gratitude for everything our military does on behalf of our state and nation.”
North Dakota National Guard members and their families are supported by programs offered through the North Dakota National Guard Foundation, including the North Dakota Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (ND-TAPS) and the North Dakota National Guard Emergency Relief Fund.
ND-TAPS supports the national TAPS initiative and provides services to those who have lost a loved one serving in the Armed Forces. The funds are used to cover transportation costs for families of fallen service members as they travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual national TAPS program on Memorial Day weekend.
ERF provides financial support in sudden and unforeseen emergency situations for North Dakota National Guard members and their families, who may be facing illness, accident recovery, fire, theft or natural disasters.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the North Dakota National Guard Foundation has no paid employees and hires no professional fundraisers. It relies on volunteer assistance and donations from those concerned about military members and their families. For more information, contact Holly Gaugler at 701-333-2079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.