More than $2,000 raised for Dobbins Emergency Relief Fund

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The Dobbins Emergency Relief Fund received $2,116 from this year’s Corn and Sausage Roast fundraiser – more than $100 over last year’s amount.

Members of the Square and Compass Club – the organization that hosted the fundraiser – and Nancy Black, Dobbins thrift shop manager, met Aug. 15 in the wing headquarters building to count the cash proceeds from ticket sales and to formally present the donation to the fund.

The Dobbins Relief Fund helps military families with unexpected expenses while a service member is deployed.

This popular cookout came from humble beginnings as a social event for members of the Square and Compass Club on base. It didn't become a fundraiser until the Family Readiness director at the time, Mr. Ritter, came to the group with the idea of using the Roast as a fundraiser for the Dobbins Emergency Relief Fund, explained Dallas Godfrey, a retired chief master sergeant who served 34 years in the Air Force.

“I think the lowest amount we’ve ever raised is $1,600 and the most is $2,100 or $2,200,” said Godfrey.

The proceeds have been on a steady incline over the last two years, equating to more funds being available to Airmen in need.