June 2020 Newsletter

May 28, 2020

Serving Those Who Serve

starbucks eGift campaign 2020

Now through June 1, when you send a Starbucks eGift, for any amount, Starbucks will sweeten the pot by donating $5 split evenly between Blue Star Families and Headstrong. You know what that means, right? A $5 gift provides $10 of support — $5 for your recipient and $5 for military families in the form of more programs, resources, and events. Don’t wait! Send your friend, family, or neighbor a little Starbucks pick-me-up here.

 

Make it a #BlueStarSummer

blue star summer 2020

We’re cooking up some great things for you this summer! Keep an eye out for bingo and virtual summer camp.

 

Last Chance!

Resilience Under Stress Study (RUSS)

Time is running out to take the Resilience Under Stress Study (RUSS) to share how you’re using your resilience to cope during these uncertain times! Complete it here, then pass it along to a friend so they can submit their story, too.

Weekly Check-In

CMSI Pain Points Poll Tile image

Have you taken your weekly Pain Points Poll? It’s not “just another survey.” In fact, MilFams told us they were going to be paying two house payments due to the Stop Movement Order. Legislation was introduced to fix that. Milspouses told us they couldn’t use the CDC — but also couldn’t disenroll and use another provider without losing their slot. Within a week, we helped close that loophole. Weigh in on your family’s challenges today, and we’ll try to solve them.

Website Update!

BSF computer

Guess what? We updated our website to make it easier for YOU to find events. Check it out for details on upcoming gatherings. And while you’re there, explore the Chapter landing pages for local news and resources, too!

A New #BlueStarPerk for You

legacy magazine

Legacy Magazine publishes inspiring stories of celebration, transition, and growth within military communities. As a member of Blue Star Families, you can download your first digital magazine for free and receive 20% off all future digital subscriptions! Get your mag here.

Share Your Stories!

blue star stories

We’re looking for COVID-19 stories and Blue Star Families programming stories from our members. Let’s hear them so we can strengthen the reach of support for you!

Join Spouseforce

spouseforce

Calling all military spouses! As unemployment continues to grow due to COVID-19, we want to support you. Complete your Spouseforce profile today to get the training, tools, and help you need to find a military spouse-friendly career!