The statistics are shocking: one suicide every 36 hours. It's time we do something about it and thanks to an incredible ongoing grant challenge with craigconnects.org, we will have resources to help service members and their families find support. We want to share two stories with you so you understand why preventing suicide is part of our mission.
Blue Star Families needs your help! Today, Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and craigconnects, announced a month long campaign to highlight and support nonprofits helping military families and veterans. Blue Star Families and three other organizations will receive more than $100,000 in craigconnects grants to support our work for military families, but we need you!
Megan Glynn, 2011 Air Force Spouse of the Year, tells us about her recent ticket to paradise!
Check out some of these great comments about Blue Star Museums from the Blue Star Families Facebook page!
We visited the Museum of the Earth in Ithica, NY last week! It was SOOO cool and the kids LOVED the dinosaur bones (replicas), recreations of dinos, seismographs, and fosils! :-) ~Christine Carter
Blue Star Families is pleased to announce Kathy Roth-Douquet's appointment to CEO as well as the addition of three new board members.
Our friend and Blue Star Families contributor, Wife on the Roller Coaster, profiles The Home Depot Foundation's housing initiative for our military veterans.
Bianca Strzalkowski, the Military Spouse of the Year, gives us some food for thought. Read on ladies and then get ready!
Royal Newlyweds to Join July 10 Service Project & Veterans & Military Spouse Hiring Fair at Sony Pictures in Los Angeles
Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will join ServiceNation: Mission Serve and Blue Star Families to participate in a hiring fair and service project at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, California.
We love to hear from our members about the programs they use and love. Right now, we're in the middle of Season Two of Blue Star Museums. We got this wonderful email from a member in Northern Virginia about their visit to the Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling, Virginia....
Brian Holoubek, a teacher in Northern Virginia, wanted to send a few care packages to a former student stationed in Afghanistan. What he got was much more than he bargained for. Read on friends!