From The Oak Ridge Commandant
Hello and welcome to the Oak Ridge Detachment Website. My name is Brian Brooks and I'd like to tell you a little about us. The Oak Ridge Detachment was founded on September 1st 1986. We are a non profit organization consisting of former Marines, as well as Veterans from other branches of the United States Military who are associate members. Essentially, we carry on the traditions and proud history of the United States Marine Corps while bettering our community through charitable action.
The Oak Ridge Detachment meets at the Moose Lodge in Greenfield at 20 School Street. Our meetings are the first monday of the month from 6 pm to 7 pm, with a social time starting at 5:30. On a month where there is a holiday such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years, it will always be the following week.
We very much enjoy being active in the Veteran Community. We do a lot of fundraising, as we are a non profit organization. The funds we raise go right back into the community through free thanksgiving and christmas dinners with all the fixings, as well as any form of assistance a Veteran or their family may require in times of emergency need. We do however like to verify actual need to ensure our donated and fundraised money is going to a place it is actually needed. We are also currently looking at starting a scholarship program for the children of veterans to attend higher learning opportunities.
If you yourself feel like donating to our Detachment, you may do so up at the top of the page, or you may mail a check to:
Oak Ridge Detachment MCL
P.O Box 544
Bernardston, MA 01337
Please write donation in the memo section, so we can deposit the check in the correct account. Any donations are greatly appreciated and will go a long way towards helping our veteran community!
To our fellow Marines and Veterans, Oak Ridge is always actively looking to increase our ranks. Camaraderie is important to us, and it is the one thing that most Veterans miss most when leaving military service. We hope you will stop by one of our meetings to see what we are all about and consider joining. The first years membership is always free, and so you have nothing to lose. All Marines and Veterans are welcome, upon proof of Honorable Discharge. Thank you, and I hope to have the chance to meet you soon.
Commandant, Oak Ridge Detachment #628