Our goal is to promote social welfare by focusing on our members and “giving back” to our community in the form of volunteering and providing donations through Community Assistance Grants, Outreach and Merit Awards.
The Redstone Arsenal Military and Civilians’ Club sponsors Community Assistance Grants for non-profit organizations that request money for events that directly support active duty military, veterans, DoD civilians, their families, and their community. Applicants must reside within a 50 mile radius of Redstone Arsenal. Organizations are encouraged to check eligibility requirements. If eligible, fill out a Community Assistance Grant Application. The 2019 -2020 form will be available soon on our website. Grant applications will be accepted from October 15, 2019 to January 3, 2020. This year there is one grant cycle with awards being disbursed in April and May 2020. For further information, email the Community Assistance Grant chair.
The Club also awards Merit scholarships to military spouses continuing their education, graduating high school seniors and currently attending college students. Applications will be accepted starting October 15, 2019 and the open period runs through Jan 3, 2020 and awards will be made in May 2020. For further information email the Merit Award chair.
Applicants for both awards must reside within a 50 mile radius of Redstone Arsenal.
Redstone Arsenal Military & Civilians’ Club is a private nonprofit 501(c)4 organization not affiliated with RSA or the US Army.
Fundraising for Merit Awards
While there are many fundraising efforts that benefit our annual Merit Awards, we are so grateful for the continued support of the Huntsville Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. They have been supporting military families and efforts in the Tennessee Valley since 1961. The Chapter has earned a Five Star Level of Excellence Award for the last six years in a row and are committed to serving all officers and their families in the Redstone community–retired, currently serving and veterans.
Every fall they host a golf tournament to raise funds for the combined scholarship fund awards in the spring. Our members volunteer beside MOAA chapter members for a silent auction, registration, golf hole monitoring, and more to ensure a successful event. We are waiting to hear what September’s golf tournament raised for the 2018 scholarship awards, but lots of fun was had by all for a good cause. Check back soon for an update. Thank you for being an outstanding Redstone Arsenal community partner, HCMOAA!
RSAMCC Community Outreach
We are trying a new program to hopefully increase participation in our outreach programs, which are so helpful within the communities that assist Redstone Arsenal. Anyone who brings an item for the monthly outreach project to the luncheon, will receive a ticket for our “opportunity drawings.” It’s a win-win, for sure; you help the communities that help the Arsenal and you are entered for the drawing to win a prize from one of our vendors.
Our collection of new and gently used stuffed animals continued through the month of February w much appreciation from Thin Line Support. They will undoubtedly, bring smiles of hope to those children who face the hardships of loss during a disaster. Thanks to Stephanie for carrying the fur babies to Kathy and Mark Hooper.
We ended the year of Community Outreach Guest Speakers w Cynthia Shea Hart from Serving Hope. Cynthia gave a heartfelt and inspiring story of her organizations efforts in championing the down trodden and those who are marginalized thru physical abuse, mental and or educational difficulties. Cynthia explained how Serving Hope gave hope and opportunity in the hospitality industry, through its education and training program. Serving Hope is the first 501(c)3 organization in Huntsville. Cynthia has been serving on many boards for the advancement of 501(C)3 non-profit organizations as well as running several successful restaurants.