DAR members from coast to coast celebrated the 127th anniversary of the founding of the Daughters of the American Revolution on October 11, 2017, by participating in the National DAR Day of Service. In celebration of the DAR’s 127 years of service to America, members came together throughout the country to give back to their communities.
Portsmouth’s Joseph Spencer Chapter was no exception. Several members of the chapter got together and made fleece blankets that were donated to the Cradle Pregnancy Center. The group also packaged hygiene/health kits for Portsmouth High School. Additionally, member Helen Hammond made twelve lap quilts to be donated to veterans.
“I’m proud of the Joseph Spencer Chapter and the difference our members are making in the community to further the mission of the DAR,” said Joan Phillips, Chapter Regent.
The DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.