Published: March 17, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC – Blue Star Families, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors, announced today that Julie Riggs, Acting Executive Director of the Blue Star Families’ National Capital Region Chapter, has been selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the State of Maryland Veterans Trust Fund.
The Maryland Veterans Trust Fund is an organization designed to assist with nonemergency, temporary financial challenges facing Veterans or widows/widowers of Veterans. The Trust provides monetary and other assistance to both Veterans and their families and to programs that support them.
“I am excited to serve alongside so many dedicated individuals of the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund,” said Julie Riggs, Acting Executive Director of the Blue Star Families’ National Capital Region Chapter. “I gladly accept to be part of Gov. Wes Moore’s promise to create a more inclusive and experienced state government in which we can support those who have served and sacrificed for this country.”
“From food to housing insecurity, Blue Star Families tackles the specific challenges facing Veterans, active-duty members, and their families,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families. “Having a presence in state government is tremendously important in creating these crucial programs. We congratulate Julie on her well-deserved appointment to the Board of Trustees for the State of Maryland Veterans Trust Fund and look forward to working with them to deliver government resources to those in need.”