This month\u2019s Giving Mission recipient is the Ft. GreenVille Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.This non-profit organization is open to women who have direct lineage from a person who contributed to the independence of the United States – whether a veteran, civil servant, doctor, minister, or anyone else who aided this cause.Remembering Those who ServedThe DAR\u2019s primary mission is to promote education and patriotism. In the Greenville area, one of the chapter\u2019s largest projects each year is their participation in Wreaths Across America. During this event, more than 1,000 evergreen wreaths are laid on veterans\u2019 graves in Union Cemetery in Greenville.\u201cFor anything we do with veterans…we want to show that we appreciate them, and what they\u2019ve done and offered,\u201d said Karen Burkett, chaplain and member of the Ft. GreenVille DAR.The organization has also assisted in activities like restoring the Greenville Park stockades, researching and honoring Revolutionary War veterans buried in Darke County, and sending support to active military personnel.Sharing Local HistoryThe chapter is actively involved in supporting other local organizations that help preserve history. It has worked with the Garst Museum in Greenville and partnered with the Greenville mayor for the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Greenville in 2020.The chapter\u2019s biggest current project is the restoration of the one-room Studabaker Schoolhouse on Heritage Rd. (St. Rt. 49 S). The structure was the first brick schoolhouse in Darke County, built in 1840. Since then, it has been used for various groups and events.The DAR has already embarked on a project to restore it to its original look. Wood shake shingles have been renovated on the exterior, and interior renovations will begin in 2022.Passing Down Patriotic TraditionsBurkett said belonging to the group gives her a sense of pride and belonging with other local women united in a common purpose.\u201cI like knowing my family lineage and that we were part of the American experience. We want to carry it forth to further generations.\u201cAnd the idea is you don\u2019t forget those who have fought\u2026.It\u2019s quite an honor and privilege to belong to this group knowing that what they did allowed us to be here and be as we are,\u201d she said.The Giving Mission fund will be used to continue the work of the DAR in the local area.\u201cWe appreciate all that [Mercer Savings Bank] intends to help us do. It really is amazing,\u201d Burkett said.Supporting the DAREven if you don\u2019t qualify for DAR membership, you can still support the group in other ways by attending their events or making a donation.Donations can be made to any member of the group or addressed to treasurer Michelle Alderman, 207 North Main St., Arcanum, OH\u00a0 45304-1328, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.