Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Joining Forces with Faith and Community Leaders

Serving others is a common theme among many faith traditions and is intricately woven into the fabric of our great nation.  The brave men and women of our nation’s military and their families serve us daily and make great sacrifices to do so.  They deserve to be cared for at home, after they have fought to protect our freedoms.

In keeping with our commitment to care for our service men and women, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have started the Joining Forces Initiative.  Joining Forces is a comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.  So many faith-based and community organizations are already supporting military families and veterans in countless sways.  Through Joining Forces, we want to support your ongoing good work and invite more faith and community groups to get involved in military family and veterans issues. 

To learn more about this important initiative, please join First Lady Michelle Obama and me today at 3:30pm EDT for a special conference call with faith and community leaders to discuss the Joining Forces military families support initiative.

You don’t need to be an expert on military family issues to join the call and make a difference.  Everyone can do something.  Connect your strengths and assets to help support military families.

When: 3:30 PM Eastern, TODAY, Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Email: Contact Partnerships@hhs.gov for the call in info

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