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It added up to an unforgettable Father’s Day

uly 15, 2011 SSG Richard comes from a military family and is proud to serve his country. However after four deployments, he learned he would be discharged due to hearing loss incurred from his years of service. Richard had lost his civilian job, and his family struggled to keep up with the bills. Needing assistance to get back on track, they applied for a grant from VFW’s Unmet Needs program and were approved. More good news followed when Richard found a new job. Unfortunately it proved to be another test for his family. The job was in North Dakota, far from his home and family in Michigan. He would have to endure months at a time without seeing them. Months later Richard got the surprise of his life. His family was chosen from a database of VFW Unmet Needs recipients to receive a special honor as the VIP Military Family for a weekend at Michigan International Speedway. The VFW Foundation provided the airfare to

“I never asked to be rich, just food and clothes and a roof over our heads and my bills paid on time. My family is my first priority in my life, no matter where I am,” said Richard. fly Richard to Michigan for the trip, and he was able to reunite with his family on Father’s Day weekend. “I never asked to be rich, just food and clothes and a roof over our heads and my bills paid on time. My family is my first priority in my life, no matter where I am,” said Richard. As part of the VIP treatment, Richard and his family received complimentary accommodations in a RV at the

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speedway, pace car rides, garage tours and access to drivers’ meetings. They were also recognized onstage during the pre-race ceremonies to represent the VFW Foundation’s Salute to Military Fathers. It all added up to an unforgettable Father’s Day for a very deserving family. Click here to learn more about VFW Foundation and the programs it supports.



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American Bible Society


answers as they grapple with gutwrenching issues associated with combat. With the help of our ministry to the Armed Forces Chaplains, we help provide Scriptures directly to servicemen and women serving in the field. American Bible Society also partners with the National VA Chaplain Center - 900 chaplains working in 153 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers – to personally distribute Scriptures among Veterans from current Middle East conflicts, as well as those who faithfully served in Korea and Vietnam. Since 1816, American Bible Society has pioneered ways to provide God’s Word for people in the United States and around the world, who need it most. Serving our

Armed Forces through Scripture engagement, has been our highest honor. We also reach to churches with customized Bible resources and to new generations with a growing range of digital technology. We also work with other Bible Societies and ministering partners, in close to 200 counties to translate the Bible thus bringing a life changing message to people in China, the Middle East , India, Africa and around the globe. In helping victims of catastrophic events like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina , prisoners and at-risk children find comfort in God’s Word, we work alongside ministry partners who provide for their basic needs. The life changing ministry of American Bible Society is made

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n 1817, American Bible Society gave sixty-five Bibles to the crew of the USS John Adams, thus beginning a program of contributing Scriptures to the Armed Forces, which continues to the present day. From 1817 to the present, and through nine wars, American Bible Society has provided over 100 million free Scriptures to the brave men and women in the United Stated Armed Forces. Our mission to the members of the Military has been to provide hope and comfort to our American heroes. We know that members of the Military face death every day. What they see, what they experience, impacts their lives forever. We believe the men and women who serve, need hope and encouragement as they face ver y real enemies. They need

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Military volunteers give time and toil for a healthier bay By Andrea Moran

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Hampton Roads Communications Coordinator


henever the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) sounds the call for volunteers, members of our military respond in force. For more the twenty years, hundreds of military volunteers in Hampton Roads have turned out to help remove hundreds of thousands of pounds of debris and litter from beaches and marshes during Clean the Bay Day, an annual statewide litter pickup event organized by CBF. In fact, military personnel helped coordinate the first-ever Clean the Bay Day in 1989. Since then the Hampton Roads military community, especially the Navy, has provided more than 31,000 personnel for Clean the Bay Day. Men, women, officers, and enlisted staff supported the massive cleanup this year from Norfolk Naval Station, Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Little Creek Amphibious Base, Fort Story, Ocean and Dam Neck, Fort Monroe, Langley Air Force Base, Fort Eustis, Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Cheatham Annex, and Fort Norfolk Army Corps of Engineers. “If it wasn’t for the outpour of volunteer support from our military, Clean the Bay Day could not achieve the massive impact it does every year,” said CBF’s Tanner Council, Grassroots Coordinator. “We whole-heartedly thank them for their commitment to cleaner, healthier waterways.” While environmental stewardship is the most visible result of CBF volunteer projects, teamwork, camaraderie, and fun are added benefits. That was clearly evident earlier this summer as 30 crew members from the U.S.S. Truman had fun helping build a living shoreline in Sarah Creek in Gloucester County. Forming a bucket brigade from the eroding shoreline out into waist-deep water, the sailors tossed 1,700 heavy bags of oyster shells through the air and made mounds of them carefully on the river bottom to form a berm, joking and splashing while they worked. This important shoreline restoration project will eventually create a thriving oyster reef and protect the shore from further erosion. Earlier this year, the same group of Truman sailors helped CBF construct concrete reef balls to help restore oysters in Chesapeake Bay waterways. CBF works hard in many ways to restore the Chesapeake Bay to better health. Many of our volunteer projects would never be as successful without the muscle power and cheerful dedication of our military service volunteers. We salute and thank them. For more information about CBF volunteer opportunities, go to

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Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance Volunteers changing the world


o you believe that volunteers can change the world for the better? If so, you are not alone. The spirit of volunteering has been a staple of American values since the inception of this great country. As he signed legislation to triple the size of the Americorps program and established the Volunteers for Prosperity program at USAID, President Obama called on Americans to volunteer time to improve their communities. Introducing the two initiatives he said, "All that's required on your part is a willingness to make a difference. That is, after all, the beauty of service. Anyone can do it. You don't need to be a community organizer, or a Senator -- or a Kennedy - or even a President to bring change to people's lives." The Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA), has been an untiring champion in supporting the volunteer cause worldwide, enabling Americans to contribute to positive global development step-by-step and person-by-person. VEGA’s mission is to mobilize the world's largest member-directed consortium of nonprofit economic growth organizations in order to design and deliver high impact programs, incorporating skilled volunteer professionals into its work with donors, philanthropic institu-

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Animal Welfare Institute


ane finally was able to escape her abusive husband, but she had to leave her beloved dog behind. When she received a photo showing her husband about to cut off the dog’s ear, however, she returned home. Had she been able to find a temporary placement for her dog, she might have been able to get away for good. The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) wants to help victims of family violence to leave safely without having to worry about their companion animals. Since its founding in 1951 as the first organization to lobby Congress on behalf of animals, the Animal Welfare Institute has been breaking new ground in its mission to alleviate the suffering inflicted on animals by people. One of AWI’s newest initiatives addresses animal cruelty crimes and seeks to accomplish two goals. The first is to assist families who are experiencing abuse against a spouse or partner, child, or elderly family member, as well as their companion animals. To achieve this, it has created a new repository of resources for victims of family violence and the law enforcement and service agencies involved in such cases. The connection between animal abuse and other forms of violence has been firmly established through experience and scientific studies. Among the most welldocumented relationships is the one between animal cruelty and domestic violence, which manifests itself in many ways. Up to 71 percent of victims entering domestic violence shelters have reported that their abusers threatened, injured, or killed the family pet; batterers do this to control, intimidate, and retaliate against their victims. In just one recent case in Florida, a son brutally beat his elderly mother’s dog in order to intimidate and manipulate her. Batterers threaten, harm, or kill their children’s pets in order to coerce them into allowing sexual abuse or to force them into silence about abuse. Because of their strong attachments to their pets, victims of domestic violence may delay leaving a dangerous situation because of fear for the pet’s safety. Victims and their families need help; so do their companion animals. Through its

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Resources for victims of family violence

“Animals and Family Violence” program (, AWI provides practical tools and information, such as the National Safe Havens Mapping Project, a listing by state of programs that help to place the companion animals of domestic violence victims. A valuable resource for helping domestic violence victims and their pets reach safety, this database eventually will cover all states and will be searchable by zip code. There is also information about states that allow inclusion of companion animals in Temporary Restraining Orders. The new webpage also provides downloadable materials, links to other useful websites, and opportunities to network with others in the larger community who are working to help domestic violence victims and their families.

AWI’s second goal is to improve the enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and the prosecution of animal abusers. It has partnered with the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys to provide training, technical support, and other assistance for prosecutors, members of the law enforcement community, and other involved parties to enhance the prosecution of animal abuse and animal fighting crimes. Research has shown that criminals and troubled youth have high rates of animal cruelty during their childhoods, perpetrators were often victims of child abuse themselves, and animal abusers move on to other crimes. In 1997, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reported that 70 percent of the individuals it prosecuted

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for cruelty between 1975 and 1996 had been involved in other crimes, and animal abusers were five times more likely to commit a violent offense against other people. Another all-too-common connection exists between animal fighting (which includes both dog fighting and cockfighting) and gangs, drugs, gambling, illegal guns, and other offenses. The Animal Legal and Historical Center at the Michigan State University College of Law describes dog fighting in these stark terms: “The notion that dog fighting is simply an animal welfare issue is clearly erroneous…. The magnitude of criminal activity concurrently taking place at the average dogfight is of such a scope as to

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Army Distaff Foundation/Knollwood Honoring the sacrifice of service for a lifetime, serving Veterans of America’s greatest generations


e recognize the important role the military, veterans and their families play in our nation, not only today, but the role that they played yesterday and will play tomorrow. Founded in 1959, The Army Distaff Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to provide affordable, safe retirement housing and healthcare services to retired career officers of all of the uniformed services and their female relatives (spouses, sisters, daughters, mothers, or motherin-laws), regardless of one’s financial means, ensuring that no eligible person is ever turned away. The Foundation operates Knollwood, a continuing care retirement residence in Northwest Washington D.C. The concept began as “a special residence for female relatives of United States Army officers and warrant officers” by the Society of Daughters of the United States Army over fifty years ago. However, it was Mrs. Maxwell D. Taylor and Mrs. Hoy Davis who, in the spring of 1958, decided it was time to do something about it. Mobilizing the resources of the Army Wives’ Council and later an Interim Committee, the Army Distaff Foundation (ADF) was created and this special

group of women began appealing to Army Officers’ Wives’ Club all over the world for help in making their dream a reality. The response was immediate and in just over three years, their vision came to fruition with the opening of the Army Distaff Hall. Residency increased from the original 15 to 166 in less than ten months. By July 1963, Army Distaff Hall was fully occupied and has so remained ever since. It soon became apparent that many ladies eligible for residency had such limited financial resources that they would not be able to take advantage of the Army Distaff Foundation’s program without monetary assistance. In 1962, the ADF established the Fellowship Assistance Fund to ensure that no eligible resident would ever be turned away. The Fellowship Assistance Fund is a legally restricted fund that provides financial assistance to those who would otherwise be eligible for admission but cannot afford to pay. From this date to the present, these funds have provided financial assistance in the form of partial or total payment of admission fees, monthly service charge, dining room charge, and essential medical expenses.

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NCAC, Boy Scouts of America


n June 21, 1911, a group of community leaders met at the Willard Hotel on Pennsylvania Ave NW in Washington, DC and put into place the structure for what is now the National Capital Area Council (NCAC), Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Their vision was “to organize the boys…into units and teach them, or cause them to be taught through duly designated leaders, discipline, patriotism, courage, habits of preservation, self-control and the ability to care for themselves in all exigencies of life.” A century later, NCAC is putting that vision into practice on a daily basis for 61,900 boys and girls through the dedication of more than 22,800 registered adult volunteers and countless known and unknown supporters. Our resources are focused on ensuring every youth in this area has the opportunity to grow up into positive, pro-

Timeless values ductive, contributing members of society by learning leadership skills and developing strong character and healthy living habits. Scouting helps young people develop selfreliance. It teaches them perseverance, instills in them courage to overcome life’s obstacles and character to face life’s challenges. As they earn merit badges, youth in Scouting learn critical and creative thinking skills. They learn effective problem-solving techniques and how to work as part of team while they test the limits of their determination through goal-setting. Outdoor adventures, a key element to the Scouting program, offer an opportunity to keep “mentally awake” and “physically strong” while building their appreciation for the environment. The positive impact of Scouting affects not just the youth, but his family, friends, school-

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Children’s Emergency Relief International


s the youngest of his siblings in the poor Eastern European country of Moldova, Alexandru was placed in a Moldovan orphanage because his parents could no longer afford to care for him. Unfortunately for many children in Moldovan orphanages they age out after graduation from the 9th grade at age 16 or 17 and are forced to leave. With no life skills and no means to survive, most are subject to life on the streets where they often fall prey to human trafficking or prostitution. Alexandru was an intelligent child and dreamed about going to high school and then to college after graduating from the 9th grade in the orphanage, but due to his financial situation, he did not think it was possible. However, the young boy who had now grown into a young man was introduced to Children’s Emergency Relief International (CERI). CERI is an international organization aimed at caring for children and providing them with a brighter future. In Moldova, CERI had a Transitional Care Program waiting for him after he graduated from the orphanage’s education system.

Changing lives, charting futures Alexandru was an intelligent child and dreamed about going to high school and then to college after graduating from the 9th grade in the orphanage, but due to his financial situation, he did not think it was possible.

CERI’s Transitional Care program steps into the gap to help these youth continue their education, make good life choices, and learn to support themselves and keep them from the life of poverty and crime that many of their peers face. Through this program Alexandru was provided with life-skills training and a social worker who advised and

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Prevent Cancer Foundation


Putting cancer prevention first in the community!

lthough cancer prevention is a notion that has only recently captured the attention of mainstream America, it has been the core of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s, (formerly the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation) mission for the past 25 years. At the Foundation’s inception in 1985, “cancer prevention” was almost non-existent, limited largely to smoking cessation efforts. Cancer, at the time, was akin to a death sentence; therefore, researchers and their funders were focused entirely on treatment and a cure. The benefits of a healthy lifestyle, the idea that obesity, lack of exercise, and a diet high in saturated fat might have a direct link to certain cancers seemed far-fetched. Likewise, routine screenings were limited to mammograms and pap smears, and a cancer diagnosis remained something to be whispered about—even if one in three Americans would have to face it. “Prevention was not in the mainstream,” recalls Carolyn Aldigé, president and founder of the Prevent


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Small victories in the fight to “Stop Cancer Before it Starts” would not be possible, however, without the continued support of our donors. We are grateful for your support, and hope you continue to join us in the fight against cancer. Cancer Foundation. “I think the attitude of most people was that cancer was a disease you were either going to get or you weren’t. There wasn’t anything you could do to keep yourself from getting it.” The Foundation has worked to change that way of thinking with 25 years of

funding research, education and community outreach programs. The goal of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to “Stop Cancer Before it Starts”, a goal which is carried

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out in 3 ways: • by supporting cutting-edge research to increase the body of science of cancer prevention and early detection • by educating individuals and communities about how to prevent cancer, reduce risk, and practice healthy behaviors • by providing community-level prevention and early detection services, with an emphasis on medically under served communities Since 1985, more than $120 million has been provided in support of cancer prevention research, education and outreach programs nationwide and have played a pivotal role in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important prevention and early detection strategies. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to have carefully vetted and funded more than $40 million in grants and fellowships funding in cancer prevention and early detection research to early career scientists and researchers at over 150 leading medical institutions across the country. These scientists have done everything from pioneer research that led to the development of the HPV-vaccine, which can prevent nearly 70% of cervical cancer incidents; to founding the investigation that will clarify the roles of sunlight, vitamin D, and diet in skin cancer; to determining if early immune system-based intervention

strategies will prevent leukemia development in “at-risk” (those with genetic abnormalities) individuals. The Foundation’s public education programs have applied this scientific knowledge to teach the public on ways they can reduce their cancer risks. The Foundation has developed a variety of educational programs and resources that teach people how to reduce their own cancer risks, including Breast Health Education for Young Women, a nationally-available interactive skill-building program designed to encourage young women to develop lifelong healthy habits, and the Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM, an 8-foot-high, 20-foot-long educational tool that promotes colorectal cancer awareness and the importance of screening. Additionally, the Prevent Cancer Foundation supports a variety of community outreach programs that promote screening and early detection among all populations, particularly the under served. Examples include the State Fairs Health Awareness and Screening Booths program, which provides cancer screening and prevention education services at State Fairs in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Kansas, offering lifesaving screenings to rural populations who otherwise would not have access. Today, most experts agree that a third of cancer deaths can be prevented through lifestyle changes and through early detection and screening. We have a long way to go to reach that goal, but we can find inspiration in how far we’ve come. The statistics speak for themselves: Cancer

incidence rates decreased 1.1 percent per year from 1992 through 1998 among all persons in the U.S. In 2003 and 2004, the cancer death rate declined by about 2 percent each year. That’s an estimated 25,000 American’s each year! These small victories in the fight to “Stop Cancer Before it Starts” would not be possible, however, without the continued support of our donors. Over the years, The Combined Federal Campaign and workplace giving employee programs across the country have contributed more than $7.5 million to the Prevent Cancer Foundation (formerly Cancer Prevention & Research Foundation). We are grateful for your support, and hope you continue to join us in the fight against cancer. The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s mission is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. We will continue to work in support of this mission until we no longer lose loved ones to this disease. Please visit our website for more information at and find us on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Remember us – CFC #11074. The Prevent Cancer Foundation wishes the Combined Federal Campaign a Happy 50th Anniversary – Your gifts truly make a difference!


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Catholic Charities


Helping overcome mental health challenges and beginning careers serving others

ach morning, Harold Johnson greets colleagues and clients at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington (CFC# 83997) with an ear-to-ear smile. For about a year, he has worked as a Peer Specialist for the Anchor Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. He does his job very well. After all, he knows what it’s like he’s been in their shoes. Peer Specialists go into the community to help clients fill out legal paperwork, get prescription refills and visit the doctor. Having overcome his own mental health battles, Harold’s clients trust him and listen to his advice. Just a few years ago, Harold was devastated by a divorce and left reeling from the loss of an apartment. Homeless, he moved from shelter to shelter until he found Anchor and its housing program. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, placed on a regimen of therapeutic medications and began meeting one-on-one with Dr. Irvine Barnes, now the director of the ACT team. Harold’s battle with bipolar disorder cost him jobs, a home and his marriage. But it has also opened a new world.

Catholic Charities plays a central role in addressing poverty and isolation in the Washington-metropolitan region. Each year, more than 100,000 people received assistance, much of it the most basic of needs, from a Catholic Charities program.

He takes what he has learned from his past to work with each of ACT’s 80 clients. He is part of a team of doctors, clinicians and volunteers – the same people who helped him succeed. Harold is enrolled in community college classes, and he hopes to earn a degree in social work. “It’s good to give back,” Harold said with a smile. “It’s good to help others.” Catholic Charities plays a central role in addressing poverty and isolation in the Washington-metropolitan

region. Each year, more than 100,000 people received assistance, much of it the most basic of needs, from a Catholic Charities program. With the compassion of more than 800 dedicated staff in 77 diverse programs in DC and five Maryland counties, Catholic Charities provides a holistic approach to identifying and offering relief for family and individual crises, and assisting all who are in need regardless of their religious, social or economic background.

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tions, private enterprise, and developing country organizations. VEGA is currently the world’s largest consortium of economic growth volunteer organizations that collectively have assisted 140 developing and transitional countries by sending out more than 67,000 volunteer experts and advisers to promote economic growth activities. VEGA’s seventeen-member alliance provides a broad representation of the NGO community along the entire spectrum of economic growth programs. Member organizations include CDC Development Solutions, Institute of International Education (IIE), International Executive Service Corps (IESC), and Land O’Lakes International Development, to name a few. VEGA works with people, to improve lives, create job opportunities, and combat poverty through economic development. VEGA builds the capacity of emerging markets through the provision of long and short-term technical assistance with an emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship, and resource mobilization. VEGA is unique in that it leverages senior and mid-level professional volunteers as well as paid experts, thereby stretching the implementa-

tion dollar further. VEGA is exceptionally well-suited to carry out broad economic growth programs ranging from SME development and financing, microfinance capability building, governance and democracy, agribusiness development, and more. The VEGA programs focus on private market development, agriculture and expanded opportunities, financial services, and reaching out to the rural poor. VEGA also has experience mobilizing Diaspora communities to accelerate economic progress in their homelands. VEGA has recently worked worldwide with programs in Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. Since VEGA’s inception in 2004, USAID funding of $4 million for VEGA has resulted in global programs worth more than $100 million. If you are interested in supporting VEGA in its fight against global poverty, consider donating via CFC# 56066 – Support Volunteers in Global Economic Development Programs For more information please visit or contact us at



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mates and community. Achievement becomes a point of pride and spreads through all facets of the Scout’s life – personal, academic and social. Youth in the Scouting program develop a deeprooted understanding of their role in society and understand the causal impact of their actions. They become valued members of constructive peer groups, giving them a stronger sense of self-worth, belonging and purpose. Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Distinguished Eagle Scout Robert Gates once remarked, “Caring beyond one’s self is fundamental not only to Scouting, but also to democracy and to civilization itself.” In celebration of that thought, NCAC will host its Third Annual Scouting Salutes the Military on October 26, bringing together the local and national community in support of the tremendous service - on and off the battlefield - rendered by the men and women of our armed services. The concept of the event is unique,

simple and powerful: NCAC honors one active duty enlisted person who personifies the values found in the Scout Oath and Law to represent each of the five military branches – Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. For more information, please visit www.BoyScout-NCAC.or g/salutethemilitary. October will also play host to NCAC100, the Council’s one-day anniversary extravaganza. It will be held at Camp William B. Snyder in Haymarket on October 22 and will include including the World’s Longest Pinewood Derby Track, historical Scouting demonstrations/ displays, special gatherings for Scouting alumni and affinity groups, main stage events, food, fun, games and activities for Scouts of all ages! Open to the entire Scouting family and the community, this celebration will showcase the Scouts of yesterday, today and tomorrow. More details and registration information can be found at www.BoyScouts-NCAC.o rg/NCAC100.


warrant the involvement of a wide range of agencies, including local, regional, and federal law enforcement agencies and their specialized divisions such as organized crime units, SWAT teams, and vice squads, as well as animal control agencies and child protective services.” Animal abuse is more than a “gateway” offense however. It is also a crime in its own right. It is a crime everywhere in the U.S., and certain egregious acts are felonies in 47 states and the District of Columbia. But not all laws are created equal; a felony in one state may still be a misdemeanor in another. In some states, cruelty rises to a felony only upon a second or third offense, or only if the animal dies; if the animal survives, no matter how severe his injuries, it is still a misdemeanor. The key to offering animals the most protection possible, however weak or strong the statute, lies in vigorous enforcement of the law and prosecution of violators. While there are many in law enforcement and the courts who recognize animal abuse for the violent crime that it is and act


accordingly, there are those who do not take it seriously, treating it as no more urgent than a parking infraction. Others genuinely want to act decisively but may lack the necessary resources, support, or expertise. Weak laws are bad enough, but additional problems may arise from confusion over jurisdiction or limitations in coverage—or by pressure to dispose of cases quickly. That is why AWI is committed to ensuring that prosecutors and others in the law enforcement and judicial communities receive the d training and support they need. Animal cruelty and animal fighting crimes not only victimize some of the most innocent and vulnerable members of society, but they also create a culture of violence–and a cadre of violent offenders— that affects children, families in general, and society at large. AWI is working to ensure that crimes involving animals are taken seriously and pursued vigorously. Preventing and prosecuting these crimes will benefit both the animals and the entire community by reducing the overall level of violence and changing the path of potential future violent offenders.


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assisted him financially, emotionally, and academically during his high school education, his university education, and until he was able to live independently without financial support. CERI has been able to help Alexandru succeed in his dreams to go to high school and to a university. He attended the Technical University of Moldova, where he studied energetics and graduated with high grades. He is now working in the energetics


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Mental illness and homelessness is just one of many crises Catholic Charities helps families and individuals overcome. The agency also offers services to help adults further their education, find employment or secure food. The agency serves children and teen parents and helps keep households safe. Adults and children living with develop-


field and has become a productive young man, fully able to support himself. CERI is privileged to be a part of children’s lives like Alexandru. Children’s Emergency Relief International touches the lives of thousands of hurting children like Alexandru and their families in not only Eastern Europe but also in Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa. With innovative programs like transitional living and establishing the first foster care system in countries like Sri Lanka, CERI is able to change the lives and futures of those we serve.


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This novel concept grew and developed over the years and the Army wives were applauded for “taking care of their own,” supporting the Foundation’s motto, “Let Arms Protect its Women.” In 1989, eligibility for residency was extended to couples and retired male and female officers of all branches of the uniformed services and the Distaff Hall was renamed to Knollwood. Since its inception, Knollwood has expanded to include four levels of care: Independent Living, Assisted Living, a Skilled Nursing facility, and the Special Care Center for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Today, over 300 male and

mental disabilities are given an opportunity to grow and participate in their community. Catholic Charities works with immigrants and refugees seeking a new and safer life here in our region. And Catholic Charities provides a safe place to sleep to more than 1,300 men, women and children each night. Help Catholic Charities help others find a home and find hope. With your support, Catholic Charities can help many more reach a stable life and begin to build a better tomorrow. Our CFC# is 83997.


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possible by the generous giving of donors, and includes those who have participated in the Combined Federal Campaigns. Every ministry being offered is thoroughly evaluated through exten-

female residents representing every branch of the service are proud to call Knollwood home. To fulfill the mission, vision and goals of the Army Distaff Foundation set forth by our Founders over five decades ago the Foundation raises funds and reaches out to philanthropists, corporations, foundations and other organizations to preserve our mission and honor the sacrifice of service for a lifetime. With your support, we will continue to serve the American military family and future generations to come. For more information about the Army Distaff Foundation, please contact Ashleigh Hughes, Director of Development and Capital Campaigns, at 202-541-0942 or visit www.armydis and click on the Visit the Foundation’s Site tab located at the top right corner.

sive due diligence research provided by our Global Scripture Impact group. You can have confidence that your donation is supporting needed Bible ministry to people desperately in need of hope from God’s Word. American Bible Society CFC 10160 is proud to be a participant in the Combined Federal Campaign.

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Asserts and defends the human, civil and Constitutional rights of law abiding Americans to keep and bear arms through precedentsetting litigation and education programs

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in our Annual Newcomers Guides

These guides are distributed by the base/post to all visitors and those moving to the area when they arrive and sometimes even before then! Get your advertising message out to these bases/posts and bring in new customers: *

National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD


Patuxent Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD


Fort Detrick, MD


Joint Base Andrews, MD


Fort Meade, MD


Indian Head NSF, MD


Naval District of Washington, DC


Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC


Walter Reed Army Medical Center, DC


Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall & Army at Pentagon, Arlington, VA


MCB Quantico, VA


Dahlgren NSF, VA


Fort Belvoir, VA

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