Sunday, May 25, 2008

Staying Strong

After Deployment blog post in the Staying Strong section. :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Presidential Service Award Information

For Immediate Release:
DATE: May 22, 2008

Christian Military Wives joins With President Bush’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to Deliver President’s Volunteer Service Award Prestigious Award Honors Outstanding Commitment to Volunteer Service.

Christian Military Wives today announced it has teamed with the White House to become a Certifying Organization for the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD, a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service. Established in 2003, the AWARD was created by President George W. Bush to give Presidential recognition to individuals, families and groups who meet requirements for volunteer service, measured by the number of service hours performed over 12-months.

Christian Military Wives is one of thousands of organizations and businesses that have joined forces to deliver the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD and honor the volunteers who strengthen our Nation. As a Certifying Organization for the AWARD, Christian Military Wives is responsible for verifying service hours, nominating potential recipients and delivering the AWARD.

“We are extremely proud to recognize our most outstanding volunteers with the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD,” said Patti - founder of Christian Military Wives.

"Volunteers are role models in our community, donating their time, energy and talent to bring us closer together as neighbors and a Nation. The AWARD is our way of thanking these volunteers and inspiring everyone in our community to make volunteering a central part of their lives.”

“Even if you’ve never volunteered before, the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD is within your reach,” Patti said. “There are so many ways to contribute, and every volunteer hour makes a difference in improving the quality of life for others. We encourage everyone to get involved and to bring along your family, friends and neighbors. Together, we can strengthen America – one hour at a time.”

The AWARD is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, a group convened by President George W. Bush to help foster and encourage a culture of volunteer service and civic participation among Americans. Chaired by two-time Super Bowl Champion Darrell Green, with former U.S. Senators Bob Dole and John Glenn as honorary co-chairs, the Council is composed of leaders in government, media, entertainment, business, education, nonprofit and volunteer service organizations and community volunteering.

For more information about volunteering with Christian Military Wives, contact Patti via email:

For more information on the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD and to find out how to identify additional volunteer opportunities in this area, visit or call 1-866-545-5307.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Patti Off To Guatemala

Patti is off to Guatemala.

To read about her mission trip, check out her personal blog at Operation Obligation.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Patti of CMW Meets With Oliver North

More information on this coming soon! :)

One Of Our Members, Wins Award

Three cheers for Colleen, she met President Bush today - and was given a very elite award of Army Military Spouse of the year!

First we honor an Army wife named Colleen Saffron. In May 2004, Colleen's husband, Terry, who is with us, was severely injured while serving in Iraq. And Colleen learned firsthand the challenges facing the families of wounded warriors. So last year she helped found Operation Life Transformed, which is a non-profit that helps family members and caregivers of our wounded troops get the training they need so they can work from home while caring for their loved ones. To date, Operation Life Transformed has helped more than 30 spouses and caregivers get the funding and support they need for new and flexible careers. One of those she helps is Maria Baez, and she was the mom whose Marine son was paralyzed by a sniper bullet in Fallujah. Here's what Maria said about Operation Life Transformed: "I can't thank you enough for helping me and trusting me, and also for not giving up."

So, Colleen, America can't thank you enough to help our wounded troops and their families, and we're so pleased to have you here at the White House. Stand up.

To read the entire article, please go to:

For more information on Colleens Organization, please visit Operation Life Transformed. This is an outstanding organization Colleen is a huge part of; making it a wonderful success.

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