The Ocotillo Chapter of the Arizona State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently presented a 2021 Community Service Award to Youth for Troops for their outstanding contributions to the Anthem and North Phoenix communities.

“We are so proud to have Youth for Troops in our community,” says Ocotillo Chapter Regent Gloria Clark. “Our chapter has been involved with Youth for Troops in their care packages for deployed troops as well as making plastic mats for homeless veterans. We encourage everyone of all ages to participate in Youth for Troop activities.”

The DAR Community Service Award is presented to an individual or organization contributing to the community in an outstanding manner through voluntary heroic, civic, benevolent service, or by organizing or participating in community activities.

“We recently assembled our seven thousandth care package,” says Tonya Piatt, President of Youth for Troops. “Our 2022 goals are quite large, so we encourage community members of all ages to join us at our monthly packaging event and follow us on social media for additional ways to support our organization.”

Youth for Troops’ mission is to inspire patriotism in fellow youth and across generations by volunteering on behalf of military and veterans through community service, advocacy, and education, according to the organization. The leadership team of Youth for Troops consists of six youth comprising a Youth Advisory Board, a traditional board to provide adult oversight, and a panel of adult advisors.

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