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Join Operation Gratitude in Preparing 25,000 Care Pouches

Operation Gratitude in partnership with our BRIDGE Council will be assembling 25,000 Operation Gratitude Care Pouches that will be delivered to Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and National Guardsmen serving in our nation’s capital and in more than a dozen other cities across America. Volunteers needed! Thursday, January 17 from 11 am - 1 pm at the DC Armory.

Affordable Family Fun and Fundraiser for Horses Help Heroes in Prince George’s County

Horses Help Heroes and Great Escape Stables will be holding an affordable family fun event and fundraiser on Saturday, December 29, 2018, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 17620 Central Avenue in Bowie, MD. You and your family are invited to enjoy pony rides, arts and crafts, grooming, and treats for the horses. The gracious hosts are requesting a modest donation of $10/child of non-military or veteran families and $5/child of military and veteran families.

Volunteers Needed to Help Address Homelessness

EveryMind’s Homeless Outreach team is partnering with Montgomery County to complete the Up-County Point in Time (PIT) Homeless Count. This is a one night event on January 23, 2019 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Over 40 volunteers are needed to make it successful. Consider spending a few hours to help address homelessness in Montgomery County. The results of the Count helps determine the level of services the County needs to provide to support our community’s most vulnerable members.

The Veterans Experience Office and Cohen Veterans Network Host Virtual Networking Lunch & Learn

Cohen Veterans Network and Veterans Experience Office host virtual Lunch & Learn series December 14, 2018, from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST. Key note presentation from The Cohen Veterans Network, a not-for-profit philanthropic network of mental health clinics serving veterans and military families.

Southern Maryland Veterans Collaborative Convenes at Charlotte Hall

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home welcomed professionals from non-profits, local government, and businesses across Charles, St. Mary's, Prince George's, Calvert Counties and the District for 2018's final convening of the Southern Maryland Veterans Collaborative. The next meeting of the Southern Maryland Veterans Collaborative is 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on February 7, 2019, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.

Winter Wonder Landing Zone – Dec 9

The Academy of United States Veterans would like all military families to join their Winter Wonder-Landing Zone on December 9, 2018 at SER Lounge in honor of The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes. AUSV plans to honor America’s heroes in a wondrous holiday celebration during what can often be a difficult time of year for those serving our country abroad. The party includes Red Capet Santa Meet & Greet photos, Santas workshop, gingerbread decorating station, holiday dinner, ugly sweater competition, and much more!

National Wreathes Across America Day December 15th

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the Wreathes Across America Mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. Volunteers are invited to participate in this annual event on December 15, 2018 at Arlington Cemetery. Registration is required.

Veterans Workshop Hosted by Congressman Anthony G. Brown

This workshop is designed to provide veterans with information and resources available at the federal, state and local level. We will have representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs on hand to share information about their programs and services. Monday, December 3rd from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Prince George's Community College - Largo Student Center.

ABC’s of Small Business Ownership – Jan 17

Wondering how to start your own business after you transition from Active Duty service? Unsure what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Where do you find funding? In partnership with the Veterans Business Outreach Center, the USO is hosting a seminar on the ABC's of Small Business Ownership. These topics and others will be addressed. Thursday, January 17, 6:30-8:30 pm, USO Fort Belvoir.

Caregivers Empowering Caregivers: Meal Prep Solutions – Nov 29

Blue Star Families is hosting a Caregivers Empowering Caregivers Meal Prep Solutions event on Thursday, November 29 from 11 am - 1 pm as part of the Warrior Care Month Resource Fair at Army Community Service on Fort Belvoir. Come out for some tasting and demonstrations!

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