Posts by Joanna Guldin

Wounded Warrior Project Supports Mission of Blue Star Families

WASHINGTON (Feb. 6, 2019) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announced a grant in support of Blue Star Families (BSF), a national nonprofit that aims to strengthen military families by connecting them with the greater civilian communities where they serve. This $250,000 grant will help bridge the military-civilian gap by bringing together public, private, and philanthropic…

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Blue Star Families Accepts Honor On Behalf of Military Families

Washington, D.C. – On January 20, Blue Star Families accepted a national award for their leadership and  service to the military community during the 4th annual Veterans Awards at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. Also known as the Vettys, this awards program–created by The Academy of United States Veterans’–honors public servants, leaders, and innovators within…

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Here’s How One Military Spouse Saw Michelle Obama in NYC

Before I married my husband, I was very established in my career–as they say, “living my best life”–and growing as a professional and a young woman. Like many military spouses, I fell in love fast and hard. Eight months later, this big city girl was living in some town I’d never heard of, applying for…

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Here’s How BSF’s Largest Volunteer Activation EVER Went Down

This year, Veterans Day was a sleepy Sunday. But for 179 Blue Star Families Volunteer Ambassadors, it was an early morning filled with… coffee. Across the US, they woke up, put on a limited edition Blue Star Families + Starbucks shirt and headed to their neighborhood Starbucks to say thank you. (And drink coffee, of…

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#OptOutside with BSF This Black Friday… and Win!

Thanksgiving leaves you feeling full (and honestly, kind of gross) after a day of turkey, stuffing, all the trimmings, and pie. (Lots of pie!) Solution: Get moving outside instead of heading to the mall! Take the dog for a walk. Enjoy a hike. Pump up the bike tires and explore your neighborhood. You’ll immediately feel…

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Blue Star Families Receives Grant from Boeing to Grow Military Family Support Communities

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 19, 2018) – Blue Star Families announced their partnership with Boeing in 2019 to help reduce the isolation of veteran and military families through location-based communities. As the largest community-based military family non-profit in the country, Blue Star Families has established over 35 locations nationwide. Their more than 1.5 million military family…

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