@MedicMark61 Thanks so much for thinking of REI as a partner for the Blackout Buffet. The co-op’s community gear donation program aims to supports US 501c3 nonprofit organizations whose missions are focused on caring for and increasing access to outdoor recreation places and/or connecting people to the outdoors through human-powered activities. Requests that align with this mission are eligible for co-op branded gear donations, but the budget is limited and we are unable to serve every request. While we admire the work Medical Reserve Corps is doing in the Brooks (and surrounding) community, we are unable to make a gear donation to your upcoming event. In general, REI’s gear donation decisions are made by the staff in our retail stores, so for future requests that align with our strategy, you would contact your local REI store.

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