Saturday, July 24, 2010

New website highlights support for military families

New website highlights support for families
By Karen Jowers - Staff writer

Posted : Friday Jul 23, 2010 17:03:36 EDT

Those who devote large amounts of their time and effort to help military families now have a way to share their stories with the nation.

“As a military mom, I’ve seen firsthand how acts of kindness can improve the life of a service member,” Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, told about 1,300 people who attended the annual conference of the Military Child Education Coalition.

To showcase the efforts of those who support military families, Jill Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama have worked with the Corporation for National and Community Service to create a website dedicated to military families and veterans at

Biden noted that the site is a work in progress, but she urged people to share their stories about how they are supporting a military family, “whether it’s offering to mow their lawn, or bake cookies, or just go over with a movie and popcorn, or organizing a care package event in your neighborhood.”

“We want to hear your story about how you’re supporting those who serve us every day,” she told the group of teachers, counselors, administrators and other educators, military families, service and defense officials who work with military children, and members of private organizations.

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New website highlights support for families

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