WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 16, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of those Americans whose loved ones serve in the United States Military, the Gingrich Foundation has recognized the National Military Family Association as its August Charity of the Month.
The National Military Family Association was founded in 1969 by military wives concerned about ensuring the financial security of military widows. Since that time the organization has grown into one of the most important advocates for families of service men and women throughout all ranks of the military. Today, the National Military Family Association is devoted to supporting spouses, parents, and family members of U.S. service men and women by providing information, benefits assistance, and special programs.
“Military families are our nation’s families,” said the Association’s Executive Director, Joyce Wessel Raezer. “They serve with quiet dedication and determination in communities across our country and around the world. They look to those communities — schools, employers, civic and religious organizations — to recognize their service and support, as they face the challenges and legacy of almost ten years of war.”
“The National Military Families Association provides important assistance to members of the Armed Forces and their loved ones,” said Callista Gingrich, President of the Gingrich Foundation. “Newt and I encourage others to join us in supporting our military families.”
In addition to educating military families about government programs and benefits designed to help them, the Association offers scholarships for military spouses. It also honors military families who exemplify service and are role models in their communities.
To those who are not members of military families, the Association offers an online tool kit to provide information on how anyone can support service members and their families, at www.militaryfamily.org/publications/community-toolkit/ .
The Association also offers a variety of free summer camp programs for families of service members. Operation Purple Camp provides summer camps for children to develop necessary skills to deal with their parents’ deployments.
The Gingrich Foundation is a domestic non-profit corporation founded by Callista and Newt Gingrich to support charitable purposes.
Support the National Military Families Association at www.militaryfamily.org/get-involved/donate .
News Source: Gingrich Foundation