Tuesday, March 15, 2005

USA Cares

USA Cares has reached several milestones. Since March of 2003, we are three states from helping Military families in all 50 states from all branches of service. We have helped in five countries overseas. We have worked with 1,000 families and coordinated or provided over $400,000 in grants. We have done all this without federal or major corporate support for the operational requirements of the organization. We did this with all volunteers.

Since September 11, 2001, over 470,000 Reserve and National Guard have answered the call. We need to continue and, in fact, increase our ability to help Military families.
We need your help. Join us in our "Star Program" and help us find and assist the Military families that need the help. Help us give a "Hand Up".

Note: the Pentagon does not encourage or support the program, feeling that the military has many programs for families itself. They worry that it's unfair to have some troops receiving 'grants' while the person in the bed next to them may not be. However, http://www.usacares.us/ received a nice plug from ARMY TIMES' "Sergeant Shopper" consumer columnist, referring readers to USA Cares MilitaryFamily Assistance Center, (800) 773-0387, or online at www.usacares.us. Seems like a very worthy effort to me.

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