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Honoring the Raines Family as recipient of the Association of the United States Army 2020 Volunteer Family of the Year Award

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Senate Resolution No. 33

BY: Senator RITCHIE

HONORING the Raines Family upon the occasion of
their designation as recipient of the Association of
the United States Army 2020 Volunteer Family of the
Year Award

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to call attention
to the dedicated efforts of those individuals from across the State of
New York who volunteer their time and energies in service to the
community; and

WHEREAS, Volunteerism promotes family and community solidarity; most
importantly, people who volunteer their time in civic and charitable
endeavors inspire others to the call of volunteerism; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Staff
Sergeant Casey Raines, his wife Brittany, and their six children,
Kamden, Mason, Brooklyn, Caleb, Caiden and Bentley, upon the occasion of
their designation as recipients of the Association of the United States
Army (AUSA) Volunteer Family of the Year Award, to be celebrated at its
Annual Meeting and Exposition held in October of 2020; and

WHEREAS, The AUSA National Awards honor individuals for their
selfless service and dedication to the Army and its soldiers; and

WHEREAS, Founded on July 5, 1950, AUSA is a nonprofit educational
and professional development association serving America's Army and
supporting a strong national defense; and

WHEREAS, AUSA provides a voice for the Army, supports the soldiers,
and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the
nation; and

WHEREAS, Together, the Raines family takes part in many volunteer
activities, including coordinating donations every summer, collecting
backpacks filled with school supplies for military children; the family
also helps with gathering holiday meals, sorting food items, loading
bags and distributing them to families; and

WHEREAS, In October of 2018, the Raines family founded Warm Up
Watertown, an initiative which collects scarves and hats during the
winter months and places them throughout the community with notes asking
those in need to take them; and

WHEREAS, Both Staff Sergeant Casey Raines and his wife, Brittany,
serve with the 91st Military Police Battalion at Fort Drum, New York,
helping with the North Country Spouses' Club; additionally, they are
leaders in the Solider and Family Readiness Group, the Fort Drum Girl
Scouts and volunteer with several other groups in the area; and

WHEREAS, Every holiday season, Brittany Raines collects and
distributes donated toys to children of Fort Drum soldiers; the Raines
children, who range in age from five to 13, follow the example of their

parents and are active volunteers in their church, as well as with the
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, USO and other organizations; and

WHEREAS, As recipients of this most prestigious award, the Raines
family truly embody the meaning of service and sacrifice; and

WHEREAS, Not only have they served their North Country community,
the Raines family have bravely served our country as a military family,
regularly demonstrating their commitment to our nation and its freedom;
and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to honor the Raines Family,
a family that has set a shining example of service for so many others to
follow; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the Raines Family upon the occasion of their designation as
recipient of the Association of the United States Army 2020 Volunteer
Family of the Year Award; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Raines Family.

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  • 06 / Jan / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jan / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 12 / Jan / 2021
    • ADOPTED

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