Early in 2015 the Artists League of the Sandhills and the Railhouse Brewery joined hands and A Stroke of Patriotism was born. The vision of the two organizations was to connect the artist community with our veterans to raise funds for local Sandhills Veterans and their families who have recognized needs. Today, A Stroke of Patriotism is an independent 501(c) (3) organization and is staffed entirely by volunteers.
A Stroke of Patriotism has assisted more than 60 veterans and their families in many different ways. This includes assistance with rent, utilities, vehicle repairs and payments, home repairs, mortgage assistance, children's special programs, and school supplies. The needs are many and each application is thoroughly reviewed to ensure that the veteran receiving assistance has been honorably discharged and is truly in need of assistance. In every case, a personal interview is conducted. No payments are made to the veterans -- the money goes directly to the holder of the debt or the provider of the service.
A Stroke of Patriotism has Reached the GuideStar Gold Level Profile as a Demonstration of Its Commitment to Transparency.
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