2015 was a very busy year for the Two Hundred Club as we provided over $140,000 in benefits for those family members we proudly honor. Meeting with family members who have lost their husband or father is so heartbreaking, however, it is extremely honorable to be there on your behalf to assist with the difficulties that such tragedies leave behind. You are lifting heartbroken souls up to their feet by providing much needed assistance and college education. We have been delighted over the years to see the tremendous impact your support has provided as this support has allowed many family members to attend college and ultimately receive their diploma. This benefit alone has offered a pathway to independence and ultimate self made financial stability.
We also worked very hard on developing and delivering on a series of terrific fundraising events. We are very proud to continue with the Red White and Blue series of events through 2016. Please stay tuned to the announcement of some new events, as well as, the development and expansion of our newest events like the Red White and blue BBQ coming this October. In the meantime, please plan on attending the 2016 Two Hundred Club Valor Award Ceremony as we celebrate the heroic actions of our Law Enforcement and Fire Service professionals. This years ceremony will be held at the Charles H Morris Center on February 23rd. We are truly blessed to live in many communities where there are wonderful volunteers who are always there to assist us in making all of our events a tremendous success!
In closing, I would like to extend my most heartfelt thank you for your continued support! We hope and pray that 2016 will be a safe year for our first responders and look forward to many opportunities to speak about the Two Hundred Club as it is critical in maintaining the financial support necessary to continue our mission.