Few other nonprofits use their donations with the prudence and diligence of the Alexander Bonnyman Chapter of the Marine Corps League.
Sgt. Major David J. Hatfield USMC Ret. personifies the care and oversight they show for their funds. Sgt. Major Hatfield retired in1995 and was presented the Presidential Military Decoration “Meritorious Service Medal”. This was the second award of the Presidential “MSM”. Further, for his off duty community activities, he was presented the “Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal”. Returning to East Tennessee in 1997, he founded the Young Marine Program. Its a national youth program sponsored by the Marine Corps League for boys and girls 8 to 18. Sgt. Maj. Hatfield served 3 years on MCL’s Dept. of Tennessee trustees and the last 3 years as State Commandant. Sgt. Maj. Hatfield can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org .
So its little wonder he serves on MCL’s National Scholarship Committee. www.mclnational.org (Go to programs then scholarships) Don’t be afraid to donate. Fund priorities start with needy Marines and their families. They support service dogs trained to assist wounded Marines by the Smoky Mountain Service Dog Program. Marines are routinely maintaining the SMSD facility as well as making cash donations. Mike Kitchens, volunteer director, makes sure 95% of all funds go directly to training service dogs. www.smokymountainservicedogs.org