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Anchored in Love, United we stand

$5,090 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 98 people in 5 months
Hello, I am a 11 almost 12 year old 6th grader and my dad is stationed near Washington DC. Today I am asking for YOUR help! (REMEMBER ANY AMOUNT IS VERY APPRECIATED)!

On 1/15/19 42,000 Coast Guard families did not get paid even though they have to work every day and are part of the United States military. All other military branches are getting paid. These Coast Guard families are facing financial problems and this is our turn to STEP UP. Our military is who keeps us safe from harm, and without them we wouldn't be the United States of America.

My dad is in the United States Navy and is Active Duty. As a military dependent I can't imagine my dad not getting paid. I would like to help Coast Guard families by providing them with resources to help them get through this time.

Originally, I wanted to do a food drive, but after thinking more about it, these people are facing enough. I think giving them gift cards to local grocery stores so they can pick out their own food, gift cards to gas stations, and money to help with their home bills (like lights, heat, water) would be a better option. The money donated will be spent on giftcards. 100% of all donations will go to Coast Guard families. 

If you know of any Coast Guard families or you are a Coast Guard family that would benefit from these resources, please contact me.

I am working on drop-off locations for gift card donations in the Greater DC area and will update when confirmed! Given the severity of this need and immediacy, I wanted to get acting NOW!
 
Future planning:
When this need ends, I plan to do research to determine other people that would benefit from this type of donation.  In the event there is any left over money or gift cards, I will provide an update on the group/population that will receive them. Thank you in advance for your support. Together WE can make a difference!

*since I cannot drive and am only 11, my parents will be helping me and supporting me*

Anchored in Love, United We Stand!

Very Respectfully

A 6th grade girl determined to leave her mark
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As most of us have heard, the federal government has opened back up as a result of a TEMPORARY solution to fund until 2/15. These Coast Guard families Aubrey chose to support still have not received a paycheck. YES they will be paid (i believe on the 1st)and they will receive backpay HOWEVER they may be looking at the same situation in just a few short weeks.

Aubrey and I had a long conversation last night about her campaign. We talked about suspending it so that there would be no new donations, but she feels very strongly about it and does NOT want to suspend it. She explained why, and I cannot argue with her rationale. I will let her explain tomorrow. That said, I think it’s pretty awesome that she has achieved $4,760 via her GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/anchored-in-love-united-we-stand . Just $240 from the $5,000 goal she set!

UPDATE AS I WAS POSTING THIS HERE, I WAS NOTIFIED SHE IS OVER HER GOAL PRAISE GOD

As we initially said, she has allocated 50% to the U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association & Enlisted Association. The additional funds she has been using for Coast Guard families who are in need. These families have been brought to our attention from friends, family, spouses and other relationships.

When she created the GoFundMe she included the following paragraph: “Future planning:
When this need ends, I plan to do research to determine other people that would benefit from this type of donation. In the event there is any left over money or gift cards, I will provide an update on the group/population that will receive them. Thank you in advance for your support. Together WE can make a difference! “

Please know there has and will continue to be VERY precise record keeping, to include receipts and entities she has given them to.

Her campaign went viral which was her goal, but never in a million years did we REALLY THINK she would have the opportunity to impact people on the level which she has! She will continue to forge ahead and show others that there IS GOOD IN OUR WORLD!

It’s very seldom I am at a loss for words. But right now I’m struggling to find the right words! For right now, I will say this.

THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart, thank you! My mommy heart is bursting with pride. My heart is full, and my prayers are HEAVY that they can come up with a more permanent solution so the Coast Guard will not be in this position again.

Aubrey will go live tomorrow at some time from here. Until then, THANK YOU for your love and support of #anchoredinlove

Below is a photo of her hugging one of the children she donated to! Out of absolute respect to the families in need, we have not shared the photo but this one isn’t identifiable. She wanted to hug Aubrey to say THANK YOU!
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The need is EXTREME! Families are reaching out and funds have almost all been spent! Please consider donating and sharing!

Aubrey has been busy delivering gift cards and interviewing families in need! She hates the idea that she may have to start turning families away or start a waitlist.
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