I am grateful for everything that DC Central Kitchen does to fight food insecurity in Washington, D.C. It was a wonderful recognition of their efforts to have Vice President-elect Kamala Harris stop by yesterday to thank staff and volunteers for their hard work.
Tonight, the Blue Star Neighbors Celebration recognized military supporters from across the country and celebrated the 10th anniversary of Blue Star Families at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building in Washington, D.C.
The Blue Star Neighbors Celebration is an annual celebration of the spirit of America – the kindness of military supporters across the country and their impact on the military family community.
Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, was awarded the Constance J. Milstein Philanthropic Award. Craig recently provided a gift of $1,000,000 to help fund the Craig Newmark Greater New York Chapter of Blue Star Families. He also contributes as a member of the Blue Star Families Board of Directors.
Recognition was also given to The Walt Disney Company with the Corporate Neighbor Award. Susan Masser was awarded the 2019 Blue Star Neighbor Award.
Several military leaders were in attendance including Secretary of the Army Mark Esper who participated in the award presentations.
Service-disabled vets, military spouses and caregivers are invited to apply for the Dog Tag Fellowship Program. Applications for the Summer 2019 Fellowship are now open.
Don’t miss out on this transformative opportunity. Learn more and apply today.
“Through the work of ASAP and Dog Tag Bakery, I’m really starting to get to know myself and I’m really starting to learn, okay where did I come from, where am I now, and just dream about where I can possibly be headed. Not with fear, not with judgment, not with regret – but with real freedom, which is what we served our country to defend.” -Anne Barlieb, Army Veteran, ASAP and Dog Tag Alumna
Dog Tag Cohort 8 recently spent a day on Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress and talk about their experiences as veterans, military spouses and caregivers. Thank you to everyone on the Hill who helped to make this day a success!