2-27th’s Charlot raises thousands for Holy Family Home

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Sgt. Brian Erickson
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs
25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — A Soldier in 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, raised more than $3,000 for Holy Family Home.

Sgt. Jonathan Charlot, Company C, was tired of sitting on the sideline while others raised money for the organization, so he put a plan in motion.

“I knew what my assets were this year and what I could possibly get from the community to give to the less fortunate people,” said Charlot.

Charlot decided to raise money for the organization by collecting glass bottles.

“I noticed one night how many beer bottles a bar goes through in a night, so I knew I could use that as a way to raise money for Holy Family Home,” said Charlot.

Once he knew what he was going to do, he went home, made a flier showing how much the Holy Family Home means to the Wolfhounds and brought it to a few owners to see if he could get the bottles at the end of the night when they close.

After getting approval from some owners, he had to figure out a way to be able to pick up the bottles and still maintain his military duties.

In order for him to fit everything into his schedule, he had to get up at 12:30 a.m. and head out to the different points to pick up the bottles. At one point, he was collecting from five different locations ranging from North Shore to Waikiki.

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The biggest collection was when he picked up 10,000 bottles in one outing.

Every morning, as the sun was about to rise, he would find his way back to the installation and grab a nap before unit physical training.

Charlot started collecting on Oct. 11 and finished Nov. 21. He was able to raise $3,055 for the Holy Family Home organization in that span of time

“It just blew me away with how much he was able to raise,” said 2nd Lt. Coren France, platoon leader, Co. C.,

2-27th Inf. “What he did is inspiring, I am proud of him.”

Sgt. Charlot received an Army Commendation Medal for his efforts.

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