SEATTLE, WASHINGTON & AUSTIN, TEXAS (November 8, 2018) /For immediate release/ — For the 3rd October in a row, OSD Seattle had the privilege to take part in the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) Fall Festival at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. This year, the OSD Seattle Team constructed an entire haunted house and hosted a booth for trick or treaters.
The Haunted House was made possible by generous donations from Walmart, Home Depot, and the OSD Community and was a huge success. Kids and adults alike had a blast getting spooked by OSD members. It was definitely an experience they will remember!
The trick or treater booth was also a hit. Well stocked by our generous partners at WB Games, Annapurna, Aftercharge, Dying Light, and Bethesda, every soldier, cadre, or child that came to the booth got some candy and a special prize. Spreading joy to military families in this way is truly an honor.
OSD Seattle Chapter Leader Chance McPheron said, “These WTB events are extra special to our team. Along with this being the 3rd anniversary of us supporting WTB, the Fall Fest gives us an opportunity to go over the top and do something truly unique for the kids. In less than 5 hours our small crew turned a racquetball court into a haunted house that scared tons of kids and a handful of adults. That’s not something you ever really think about as ‘charity work’.”
To learn more about OSD events happening in Chapters in Seattle and across Washington, please check out our Northwest Region Facebook page.
The Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is one of two battalions under the Madigan Army Medical Center. Their mission as a medical treatment facility is to provide leadership, primary medical care, and nurse case management for Soldiers to establish conditions for their healing and to promote their timely return to the force or successful transitions to becoming civilian Veterans.
OSD’s local chapters are the backbone of our community engagement and outreach. Chapters are made up of groups of active duty members, veterans, family members and civilian supporters devoted to giving back at the community level. OSD chapters host various social, professional, and service related events each month. Service events allow Chapters the chance to give back in a meaningful way. Through service, Chapters are able to have a lasting and positive impact in their communities. To date, OSD Chapters have contributed more than 42,000 hours of volunteering Additionally, the camaraderie built through these events create bonds which last a lifetime.
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