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Here in Alachua County, Florida, we are working to provide support for our military troops and their families. Through this site we hope to keep our folks updated and provide others with encouragement to do something similar in their own communities.


Support Group News


Bass Tournament: bad weather, great turnout
Within weeks after his heart operation, Art Pina was out at 3:00am setting up for his tournament. But his small army of helpers made it easier for him.  While he wanted this to be his signature event, the weather was not cooperating.  Tornado Watch. Thunderstorms with lightning.  Heavy Rain. During the event. And yet ... 38 boaters were there braving the elements for this cause that benefits those who face challenging weather every day - our troops in the middle east.  The raffle was good, the fishing was good (considering).  The tournament yielding almost twice the amount raised in any previous year. Despite the medical challenge and the weather challenge, Art Pina met the challenges and exceeded them in what we will remember as his signature event.  For more info about the tournament, see their site here.  
Hitchcock’s Again Gives Their Support
Hitchcock’s recognized this group at the August meeting with the presentation of a substantial check.  We appreciate their willingness to give back to the community through us and we look forward to our continuing partnership with Hitchcock’s for our fund raisers.
Recent Fund Raisers Were All Good
We had several fund raising activities recently and we certainly thank all of the volunteers who work to make them happen.  We had a successful event at Hitchcock’s.  We had a booth at the July 4th celebration here in Alachua - everybody had a good time there.  More recently we had another good Applebee’s benefit breakfast event.  These events help us as we continue the mission to provide tangible support to the young men and women of our community as they serve in harm’s way.  We will keep you posted on fund raisers that are scheduled in the future.
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MSGFAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit group. Donations are tax deductible


1) cash donations for the entree;

2) receipts for postage if you want to be reimbursed;

3) receipts for postage if you are donating “in kind”;

4) Coke Rewards

5) Old cell phones
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings start at 6:30pm on the first Thursday of each month.

We meet at First United Methodist Church in Alachua.  See map.