Blog Posts tagged in "Military Non-Profits"

MANCHIN APPLAUDS FISHER HOUSE FOR VOLUNTEERING TO COVER EXPENSES FOR FAMILIES OF FALLEN SOLDIERS DURING SHUTDOWN Washington, D.C. – In the event of a government shutdown, the Department of Defense would not be able to pay death gratuities to families of service members killed in combat without additional legislation from Congress. If that happens, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has worked with the CEO of the Fisher House Foundation, Ken Fisher, to make sure these families are taken care of in their time of greatest need. The Fisher House generously agreed to offer the families an advance ... read more

The way one man lived his life has inspired thousands to be a better person, to include me. I had known a little bit about Pat Tillman's story but what I didn't know was the back story. I recently watched the documentary "A Football Life: In memory of Pat Tillman". I was so moved by the person Pat was, what he stood for and how he lived his life.This man was the epitome of a true Patriot giving up millions playing in the NFL to serve our country as an Army Ranger following 9-11. "Sports embodied many of the qualities I deem meaningful," he said in 2002. "However, these last few years, and esp... read more

JUST ANNOUNCED: MILSPOCON 2017! Military spouses looking to grow a successful, rewarding, and creative business or career should hit @MilspoProject’s #MilspoCON2017. Explore what is possible in your personal and professional lives during a 2-day conference and retreat in Wilmington, NC on October 5-6, 2017. This limited ticket event is perfect for those who are new to running their own business, those new to milspouse life, and/or those looking to discover entrepreneurship. EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICING available through July 31! Only 100 tickets available to this conference, get yours today at h... read more

ABOUT THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL BRIGADE Operation Homefront begins their eleventh season of Back-to-School Brigade ™, a nationwide school supply collection campaign. Operation Homefront is happy to announce the start of their Back-to-School Brigade where they provide backpacks and free school supplies to military families. There are over 50 locations for official events.Last year, Operation Homefrontdistributed more than 25,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to military kids across the country. Dollar Tree joins them again as theirpresenting sponsor for the eighth year by setting out collecti... read more

April is Month Of The Military Child! I love that we have a whole month dedicated to honoring our brave military children. Military Kids are courageous, resilient, and sacrifice so much. I also love that there are so many fantastic programs and non-profits now available for our military children. Below is a list of 25 different opportunities for your military kiddos that you may not have known about. Please help pass this post along to other military families so more and more families can be aware of some of the great programs out there for our brave Military Children. Military Programs & Non... read more

We hate to be the bearer of bad news but Tax Season is here! Taxes are dueTuesday, April 17, 2018 Don't fear and let Military OneSource Help! There is Free Tax Services Available Through Military OneSource!! Details Via Military OneSource: Military OneSource tax preparation and filing services Through the Military OneSource tax preparation and filing service, a provider will walk you through a series of questions to help you complete your tax return. This service allows you to: Complete and electronically file your federal and up to three state tax forms Check your electronic filing status Re... read more

During our Veterans Day Discount & Freebie Roundup we create every year we realized that there were many great fundraising opportunities as well. We wanted to highlight these businesses/organizations that are Giving Back this Veterans Day for those that want to be a part in contributing. USO Heroes Fund ~ Support Our Heroes this Veterans Day - Deadline: Nov. 11: With 5,000 service members fighting in Iraq and helping the fight for Mosul, thousands more still in Afghanistan and hundreds of thousands more deployed around the world - our active duty heroes need you now more than ever. Make a tax... read more

Last year it is estimated that 268,677 FREE CAR WASHES Given To Veterans & Military Service Personnel. Over 1.2 million FREEcar washes were given to date! Grace For Vets is an organization that honors those who have served or are currently serving their country. This international program unites the car wash industry each year on November 11 to provide a FREE Car Wash for all veterans and service personnel. The program was founded in 2004 by a single car wash operator in Lancaster County, PA, and has grown to over 3,200 locations in four countries. You can find participating washes in your ar... read more

B&Bs and Inns Joining Together to Recognize Veterans and Active Military. Hundreds ofINNS andB&Bs OFFER A FREE NIGHT toActive Duty & VeteransOn and Around Veterans Day! Hundreds of inns and B&Bs will honor active and retired veterans over Veterans Day with FREE stays in the U.S and Canada. PLEASE BOOK DIRECTLY WITH PARTICIPATING INNS. PROOF OF MILITARY SERVICE WILL BE REQUIRED. In the largest known effort within the lodging industry to honor active military and veterans, several hundred innkeepers in the United States and Canada will open their doors with complimentary stays to say “thank you... read more

2015 Round-Up on Top Blog Posts and Military News Stories on MilitaryBridge.com (1) Disney Announces Special Prices On Tickets & Rooms In 2016 For U.S. Military Disney Parks is saluting U.S. military personnel in 2016 by offering special ticket and room prices. See the post (2) Microsoft-Microsoft has had a long history of supporting the military community! Our post on their new 2016 Microsoft Office Military Discount Program did quite well since it is such a fantastic deal for the military community. Here is the post information in case you missed it: The New 2016 Microsoft Office is HERE wi... read more

Wreaths Across America Mission Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. We also organize a week of events including international veteran’s tributes, ceremonies at State Houses and a week-long “Veteran’s Parade” between Maine and Virginia where we stop along the way to spread our message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by... read more

Trees for Troops Trees for Troops delivers the spirit of Christmas to military families-one Christmas Tree at a time About: Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, provides Real Christmas Trees to armed forces members and th eir families in the U.S. and troops deployed in the Middle East. Through contributions, donations of Real Christmas Trees, the work of many volunteers and the generous in-kind support of our shipping partner FedEx, Trees for Troops has brought the true spirit of Christmas to thousands of deserving service men and women and their families. Since 200... read more

DOGS on DEPLOYMENT CHARITY FUNDRAISER HAMPTON ROADS: Press Release: Dogs on Deployment Partners with Wasserhund Brewing Co. for “Beer, Dogs & Veterans” event Nov. 7, 2015 [Virginia Beach, VA][October 14, 2015] –Through a common love of dog and country, Dogs on Deployment and Wasserhund Brewing Co. are partnering to host a “Beer, Dogs & Veterans” event. The event will be held at Wasserhund Brewing Co. at 1805 Laskin Road, Suite 102, Virginia Beach, VA, on Saturday November 7, 2015. Ten percent of all pint sales that day (noon – 11 p.m.) will go back to Dogs on Deployment. Wasserhund will also ... read more

UNITED IN LOVE! BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA SUPPORTS OUR MILITARY BYGIVING AWAY FREE WEDDING GOWNS THIS VETERANS DAY O ver 25 salons located in 22 states will take part in this national initiative to honor our everyday heroes PRESS RELEASE: Boston, MA (October 2, 2015) – Brides Across America is proud to kick off its annualOperation Wedding Gown campaign from November 9th through the 15th at locationsnationwide. Brides Across America will say thank you to military brides by giving awayfree gowns valued up to $5,000. Designers will vary and brides are encouraged to register early . “Operation Weddin... read more

Are you looking to go back to school, or change your career path? The National Military Family Association wants to support you on your journey, and help you fund it! Join them Thursday, August 20th at 9 PM EDT for networking and career advice. They'll be giving away $5,500 in scholarships and prizes at the event. You don't want to miss it! https://www.facebook.com/events/523977024417708/ Learn more about The National Military Family Association and all their wonderful programs and ways in which they support the military community on their MilitaryBridge page! ... read more

Welcome to Scholarship Sharing! Scholarship Sharing is an information distribution platform that is dedicated to connecting students to resources for funding a higher education. Scholarship Sharing works to ensure students can be knowledgeable about ways to fund college, and empower them to make smart financial decisions. Students often don't know where to begin their search for aid, therefore they provide events and services to expand the knowledge of college funding opportunities. Scholarship Sharing is a nonprofit that was started by President Lorraine SantaLucia who graduated debt free he... read more

Sign Up For The 15th Annual 8K Mud Run DETAILS: August 8, 2015 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Race Expo: August 7th at The Westin Hotel, Town Center 12-7pm Race Day: Saturday, August 8th atJEB Little Creek base 8am-1pm, Do you have what it takes to conquer the most challenging 8K on the East Coast? The 15th Annual Armed Services YMCA Mud Run registration is open now! Includes a one mile mini Mud for children ages 5-12. Complete details can be found on the Mud Run website . JEB Little Cr Contact Chrystal Lewis 757-363-1884 x 308 chrystal.lewis@asymcahr.org Be Involved With Mud Run The Armed Services Y prov... read more

The Core Fitness by Marika “Fighting for Heroes” fundraiser includes a 30-minute kids challenge and 45-minute adult workout with post-workout refreshments. All event registration fees and raffle proceeds (derived from prizes donated by Hampton Roads businesses) will go directly towards benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty. WWP provides a full range of programs and services for injured veterans and their families. WHEN: Memorial Day -- Monday, May 25, 2015 Flag ceremony by Grassfield High School ROTC 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. C... read more

Wounded Wear Toast To The Heroes V Event March 7, 2015 Wounded Wear is hosting its Fifth Annual Toast to the Heroes Fundraiser March 7, 2015 from 6:00pm-11pm. The event will be held at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel at 425 Water Street in historic Portsmouth, Virginia. This event will include a tasting of different wines, locally brewed beers from Young Veteran's Brewing Company. This is a cocktail event with food, entertainment and an amazing silent auction! Attire is Cocktail Dresses for the Ladies and Black Tie Optional for the Gentlemen! Hotel for the event is the Ren... read more

5 WAYS TO REMEMBER MILITARY MEMBERS DEPLOYED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON It is so important that while we are enjoying our families this holiday season that we remember those that cannot be home for the holidays with family. If you have a deployed service member, know someone deployed, or don't know anyone deployed but just want to show your support this holiday season MB has come up with 5 suggestions to put a smileon a service member'sface. (1) Holiday Mail For Heroes Program: The Red Cross offers a great way to reach out to military members overseas and show your support during the holiday season ... read more

FEATURED MILITARY RELATED NON-PROFIT~Canines With A Cause I have been honored to be a part of sharing fantastic military relatednon-profits and programs available to the military community. There are so many amazing programs available to help military members active to veterans with all aspects of military life. My goal in sharing these fantastic programs is that it may help either you or someone you know reading this! I would like to highlight a fantastic organization called Canines With A Cause. Below you will find some information about their mission. I would also like to highlight an arti... read more