TEAM DARKHORSE

501(C)(3) ID# 27-4526336

laguna hills' support group for marine battalion 3/5

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3rd Battalion, 5th Marine, 1st Division - official USMC site:  1stmardiv.marines.mil/Units/5THMARINE

NPR piece on the Sangin Deployment:  npr.org/2011/10/31/141724272/an-afghan-hell-on-earth-for-darkhorse-marines

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team darkHorse is busy!

supporting our marines throughout the year is what we do

Here is a list of just some of the ways Team Darkhorse has supported and is continuing to support the Marines of 3/5 and their families. 

  • Collect hundreds of toys for the children of 3/5 to be distributed at the Annual Holiday Party we put on for the Marines and their families
  • Coordinate activities for the Memorial Day races in Laguna Hills which are designated in honor of 3/5 Darkhorse Ballion
  • ​Designate and reward a Wounded Warrior as the Grand Marshall of Memorial Day events.
  • Coordinate Showcase for Valor, a fund raising concert on Memorial Day week-end
  • Have Memorial Banners hung along roads in Laguna Hills between May and July
  • Provide support to Gold Star families who attend Memorial Day activities
  • Provide support for the annual Marine Birthday Ball
  • Provide emergency financial support for 3/5 Marines and veterans
  • Maintain a Life Line Grant program to assist 3/5 Marines and veterans
  • Maintain a Computer for Veterans program where donated computers are refurbished and given to deserving veterans
  • Provide support for Baby Showers including gift cards, door prizes and donated babyitems
  • Arrange for the static display of Marine equipment in Laguna Hills on Memorial Day and July 4th
  • Honor the Marines of the Quarter with compensation and an executive gift box donated by the Woodworkers Association of Orange County
  • Contributed funds and delivered a portable 3/5 Memorial to honor the 25 Battalion members lost in the Fall of 2010 in Sangin Province, Afghanistan
  • Contributed to the Memorial for 5th Regiment Marines lost in Afghanistan
  • Constructed a 16-foot by 24-foot Memorial deck with railing and hardscape at the 5th Regiment Chapel at Camp Pendleton in memory of the 25 fallen Marines from the Sangin
  • Created an 8-foot by 16-foot banner that was hung outside the Laguna Hills Community Center  while the Battalion was deployed.
  • Donated much needed gym equipment for the USS Green Bay for the September 2012 deployment
  • Created a 3/5 library with over 115 books for their September 2012 deployment
  • Donated a historic military Monkey Pod bar and bar stools to the Task Force Building at Camp Pendleton
  • Sent more than 1,000 school supply items to 3/5 Marines so they could distribute them to Afghani school children
  • Collected and sent over 1,300 pairs of socks to deployed Marines in our “Sock It to the 3/5 Marines” campaign
  • Collected and sent over 100 flat-rate boxes filled with personal items to 3/5 Marines deployed in Afghanistan
  • Sent over 400 Valentine cards created by Laguna High school students and local Girl Scout Brownies
  • Provided support for the Battalion exercise entitled the AJAX challenge​