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By Army Family Relocation Specialists, Go Army Homes

 Our Army Family Relocation Specialists would like to salute some of the many outstanding charities and organizations that serve our military community along with their families and past or present service members. 

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This article is offered for informational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of a legal, real estate or military professional. We know moving is difficult. That’s why we created this network of GoArmyHomes websites to help smooth your family’s PCS move. Each site focuses on a particular post and gives you access to Army Family Relocation Specialists (whether for purchase or rental) who know the area and can help you find the home of your dreams as you embark on your next PCS move or off Post. Currently GoArmyHomes sites are available for those who have a PCS move to, or relocating to, or moving off post from Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, and Fort Eustis.

For more information regarding the GoArmyHomes family of services, please visit http://www.goarmyhomes.com or contact Robin Parker, Media Manager at media@goarmyhomes.com or call 888-854-5573.

If you are looking for base housing or  to buy or sell a home in the Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB,  Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, Fort Bliss and Fort Eustis areas, when you are ready to move, Go Army Homes is proud to serve.

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Go Army Homes salutes Give 2 the Troops by Army Family Relocation Specialists at Go Army Homes

By Army Family Relocation Specialists, Go Army Homes

 Our Army Family Relocation Specialists would like to salute some of the many outstanding charities and organizations that serve our military community along with their families and past or present service members.  We think the story of Give 2 the Troops is told best by founder Andi Grant.

In December of 2002, my husband, Brian (Sgt in USMC) and his fellow Marine Reservists received their one-year deployment orders for Operation Iraqi Freedom. As he packed and attended briefings, I decided that I, too, needed to do something for the troops. I couldn’t sit back for a year and be a “spectator” – I needed to do something to show my support.

I vowed to write my husband daily and send him anything he needed. But I was also concerned about troops who didn’t receive mail from family or friends – I was worried about their morale. I wanted to make sure every deployed troop felt remembered, appreciated and loved.

I had military friends who were already deployed for OIF and I sent them care packages, but wanted to do more. Then a few groups who supported our troops asked me to send care packages to some of their contacts. My list of 50 troops grew to several hundred pretty quickly.

Sending the packages helped take my mind off of worrying about my husband, and helped me feel as if I was contributing in some small way to boosting our troops’ morale. It was the least I could do.

My 10-year-old son, Ryan, was very worried about my husband. I knew he needed to be involved to help him cope. I contacted his elementary school, choir and friends and everyone was ecstatic to help. Word spread quickly and cards and donations for the troops arrived daily at our doorstep. Sometimes it took hours to bring all the donations inside. Many nights, I’d come home from work to find 18-wheeler trucks with pallets of donations sitting in my driveway! Hundreds of strangers arrived each night to help us carry the donations to my tiny basement, where we’d pack boxes for our troops. Boxes were stacked up to our ceiling. Our tables and chairs were covered with bags of donations. It was hard to find a spot to sit or eat. It was unreal, but it was great.

The more troops who wrote back to us, the more packages we sent. Word about our care packages spread quickly amongst deployed troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and the Persian Gulf. Families contacted us asking if we could assist their loved ones, and we added those troops to our lists. Our first month, we sent 129 enormous boxes to more than 4,000 troops. The next month, we sent out 232 boxes. And it has continued on …

What started out as a personal project evolved into an ongoing community effort. More elementary schools, middle schools and universities joined us. People from other states began calling asking how they could help. Donations came in from all over the nation and even other countries! It was very heartwarming to know so many people care about our troops and want to support them. The support my son and I received from our community while Brian was deployed, helped us get through a very tough year. There are no words to express my gratitude for the love we received and all the support given to our family and our troops.

In June, 2004, I selected the name “Give2TheTroops” for our organization and we became incorporated in the State of Connecticut. Shortly thereafter, I opened branches in other states. Our goal is to show our troops that communities in every state support and appreciate them. We are fortunate to have many GIVE2THETROOPS volunteers and donors from all over the United States (and the globe) who help us continue our Mission.

Some people asked why I continued to lead our Mission after Brian returned home from his deployment. My answer is simple:

Brian returned safely to us – not a hair on his head was harmed. Many families were not as fortunate as we are. We still have many troops in harm’s way and families who are anxious – this is my payback to all those troops and their families.”

This article is offered for informational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of a legal, real estate or military professional. We know moving is difficult. That’s why we created this network of GoArmyHomes websites to help smooth your family’s PCS move. Each site focuses on a particular post and gives you access to Army Family Relocation Specialists (whether for purchase or rental) who know the area and can help you find the home of your dreams as you embark on your next PCS move or off Post. Currently GoArmyHomes sites are available for those who have a PCS move to, or relocating to, or moving off post from Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, and Fort Eustis.

For more information regarding the GoArmyHomes family of services, please visit http://www.goarmyhomes.com or contact Robin Parker, Media Manager at media@goarmyhomes.com or call 888-854-5573.

If you are looking for base housing or  to buy or sell a home in the Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB,  Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, Fort Bliss and Fort Eustis areas, when you are ready to move, Go Army Homes is proud to serve.

Go Army Homes salutes Freedom Quilts by Army Family Relocation Specialists at Go Army Homes

By Army Family Relocation Specialists, Go Army Homes

 Our Army Family Relocation Specialists would like to salute some of the many outstanding charities and organizations that serve our military community along with their families and past or present service members. 

Made with love to comfort you…
With the gift of a quilt, we strive to comfort families and preserve the honor and memory of their loved ones.

Freedom Quilts creates unique, personalized quilts for family members who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. Families are not charged for these handmade quilts. They are free… they are gifts of love and compassion.

Freedom Quilts is sustained through the hard work and commitment of volunteers and through the generous support of our donors. Volunteers dedicate approximately 80 – 100 hours of work and attention to create each unique, personalized Freedom Quilt.

Freedom Quilts, Inc. is a nonprofit organization powered by the compassion and generosity of donors and volunteers.

This article is offered for informational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of a legal, real estate or military professional. We know moving is difficult. That’s why we created this network of GoArmyHomes websites to help smooth your family’s PCS move. Each site focuses on a particular post and gives you access to Army Family Relocation Specialists (whether for purchase or rental) who know the area and can help you find the home of your dreams as you embark on your next PCS move or off Post. Currently GoArmyHomes sites are available for those who have a PCS move to, or relocating to, or moving off post from Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, and Fort Eustis.

For more information regarding the GoArmyHomes family of services, please visit http://www.goarmyhomes.com or contact Robin Parker, Media Manager at media@goarmyhomes.com or call 888-854-5573.

If you are looking for base housing or  to buy or sell a home in the Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB,  Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, Fort Bliss and Fort Eustis areas, when you are ready to move, Go Army Homes is proud to serve.

Go Army Homes salutes Military Connection by Army Family Relocation Specialists at Go Army Homes

By Army Family Relocation Specialists, Go Army Homes

 Our Army Family Relocation Specialists would like to salute some of the many outstanding charities and organizations that serve our military community along with their families and past or present service members. 

Military Connection is a woman-owned business located in Simi Valley, California, near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. We have been in business since 1999. We take great pride in assisting many military charities. Our mission is to serve the active military including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, the Reserves including Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Reserve and the National Guard. We are also honored to serve Veterans, retirees, DoD civil servants and their spouses and dependents.

We connect highly viable candidates with government jobs and federal jobs as well as outstanding civilian employers. We offer many resources to obtain outstanding government, federal and civilian jobs.

Our website offers the most comprehensive online directory of military resources and information. We provide education information including military schools, military education and federal schools. We also provide some excellent tools such as Military Pay Charts, Salary Calculator, Cost of Living Calculator and the Military Pay Calculator. There is information on military loans and military insurance too. We offer a Virtual Job Fair featuring top jobs for military, Veterans and those seeking federal employment, a Directory of Employers featuring thousands of employers, Job Postings and Live Job Fairs. There is a database of Military Commissaries & Exchanges and Free Coupons that you can print to obtain outstanding savings. The Virtual Mall offers lots of values too.

Our Charity Connection supports military charities including Toys for Tots, Operation Homefront, CincHouse.com, Salute Our Services, Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, National Military Family Association (NMFA ), Any Soldier.com, Fisher House, American Homeless Vets and Pen Pals For Soldiers. We support many national charities including the Red Cross, American Breast Cancer Foundation, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, ALS Association, American Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Autism Society of America.

We are members in good standing of the Better Business Bureau (BBB)

This article is offered for informational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of a legal, real estate or military professional. We know moving is difficult. That’s why we created this network of GoArmyHomes websites to help smooth your family’s PCS move. Each site focuses on a particular post and gives you access to Army Family Relocation Specialists (whether for purchase or rental) who know the area and can help you find the home of your dreams as you embark on your next PCS move or off Post. Currently GoArmyHomes sites are available for those who have a PCS move to, or relocating to, or moving off post from Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, and Fort Eustis.

For more information regarding the GoArmyHomes family of services, please visit http://www.goarmyhomes.com or contact Robin Parker, Media Manager at media@goarmyhomes.com or call 888-854-5573.

If you are looking for base housing or  to buy or sell a home in the Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB,  Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, Fort Bliss and Fort Eustis areas, when you are ready to move, Go Army Homes is proud to serve.

Go Army Homes salutes The Fisher House by Army Family Relocation Specialists at Go Army Homes

By Army Family Relocation Specialists, Go Army Homes

 Our Army Family Relocation Specialists would like to salute some of the many outstanding charities and organizations that serve our military community along with their families and past or present service members. 

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supportsAmerica’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Because members of the Military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House program serves more than 11,000 families, and have made available nearly three million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Fisher House Foundation uses donations to reimburse the individual Fisher Houses operated by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. No family pays to stay at any Fisher House!

In addition to constructing new houses, Fisher House Foundation continues to support existing Fisher Houses and help individual military families in need. We are also proud to administer and sponsor Scholarships for Military Children, the Hero Miles program, and co-sponsor the Newman’s Own Award


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This article is offered for informational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of a legal, real estate or military professional. We know moving is difficult. That’s why we created this network of GoArmyHomes websites to help smooth your family’s PCS move. Each site focuses on a particular post and gives you access to Army Family Relocation Specialists (whether for purchase or rental) who know the area and can help you find the home of your dreams as you embark on your next PCS move or off Post. Currently GoArmyHomes sites are available for those who have a PCS move to, or relocating to, or moving off post from Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, and Fort Eustis.

For more information regarding the GoArmyHomes family of services, please visit http://www.goarmyhomes.com or contact Robin Parker, Media Manager at media@goarmyhomes.com or call 888-854-5573.

Go Army Homes salutes Soldiers’ Angels by Army Family Relocation Specialists at Go Army Homes

By Army Family Relocation Specialists, Go Army Homes

 Our Army Family Relocation Specialists would like to salute some of the many outstanding charities and organizations that serve our military community along with their families and past or present service members. 

Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, its hundreds of thousands of Angel volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.

 “May No Soldier Go Unloved,” encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers’ Angels.   The volunteers of Soldiers’ Angels work tirelessly to demonstrate active care and concern for veterans, the wounded, deployed service members and their families.

To date, our volunteers have sent hundreds of thousands of care packages and letters to “adopted” deployed service members; we have supplied the wounded with over 25,000 of our First Response Backpacks directly at the Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan and the major military hospital in Germany, as well as provided care and comfort to those in stateside military and VA facilities; we have provided emergency aid to military families in need; we have partnered with the Department of Defense to provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptops to over 6,000 severely-wounded service members, as well as other technology that supports rehabilitation; we have provided flights to soldiers on leave or in emergency situations, and to their families wanting to be with them upon return from overseas; we provided Level III KEVLAR armored blankets to give personnel extra protection in their vehicles when it was needed early in the Iraq war; and we help to honor and uphold the families whose loved ones have paid the ultimate price for our freedom and safety. With the assistance of our generous supporters, the many volunteers of Soldiers’ Angels have accomplished this and much, much more on behalf of the grateful citizens of theUnited States of America.

To see more about how Soldiers’ Angels supports the troops and their families, see the site menu or click on the link under “Teams and Projects – How to Help” on the homepage.

Soldiers’ Angels was incorporated in the state of Nevadain June of 2003, Tax ID # 20-0583415.  Click for the Guidestar Profile.

his article is offered for informational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of a legal, real estate or military professional. We know moving is difficult. That’s why we created this network of GoArmyHomes websites to help smooth your family’s PCS move. Each site focuses on a particular post and gives you access to Army Family Relocation Specialists (whether for purchase or rental) who know the area and can help you find the home of your dreams as you embark on your next PCS move or off Post. Currently GoArmyHomes sites are available for those who have a PCS move to, or relocating to, or moving off post from Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, and Fort Eustis.

For more information regarding the GoArmyHomes family of services, please visit http://www.goarmyhomes.com or contact Robin Parker, Media Manager at media@goarmyhomes.com or call 888-854-5573.

If you are looking for base housing or  to buy or sell a home in the Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB,  Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, Fort Bliss and Fort Eustis areas, when you are ready to move, Go Army Homes is proud to serve.

Go Army Homes salutes The US American Red Cross by Army Family Relocation Specialists at Go Army Homes

By Army Family Relocation Specialists, Go Army Homes

 Our Army Family Relocation Specialists would like to salute some of the many outstanding charities and organizations that serve our military community along with their families and past or present service members. 

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.

Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.

The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross. Through nearly 700 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world.

Some four million people give blood—the gift of life—through the Red Cross, making it the largest supplier of blood and blood products in theUnited States. And the Red Cross helps thousands ofU.S.service members separated from their families by military duty stay connected. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, a global network of 186 national societies, the Red Cross helps restore hope and dignity to the world’s most vulnerable people.

An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.

The American National Red Cross is headquartered inWashington, Gail J. McGovern is President and CEO, and Bonnie McElveen-Hunter is Chairman of the Board of Governors.

This article is offered for informational purposes only and is not intended to take the place of a legal, real estate or military professional. We know moving is difficult. That’s why we created this network of GoArmyHomes websites to help smooth your family’s PCS move. Each site focuses on a particular post and gives you access to Army Family Relocation Specialists (whether for purchase or rental) who know the area and can help you find the home of your dreams as you embark on your next PCS move or off Post. Currently GoArmyHomes sites are available for those who have a PCS move to, or relocating to, or moving off post from Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, and Fort Eustis.

For more information regarding the GoArmyHomes family of services, please visit http://www.goarmyhomes.com or contact Robin Parker, Media Manager at media@goarmyhomes.com or call 888-854-5573.

If you are looking for base housing or  to buy or sell a home in the Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Shaw AFB,  Fort Bragg, Eglin AFB, Fort Bliss and Fort Eustis areas, when you are ready to move, Go Army Homes is proud to serve.