From the Wires
Tidewater Military Family Services Council Receives Opportunity Hall of Fame Award
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 13, 2012 05:00 AM
RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 25, 2012, Tidewater Military Family Services Council (TMFSC) was presented an Opportunity Hall of Fame award by Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell in Richmond, Virginia. The awards are part of the First Lady's Initiatives Team Effort (FLITE), which Mrs. McDonnell started in 2010 to acknowledge certain organizations and individuals who exemplify the model of creating a Commonwealth of Opportunity in their communities.
Speaking about the Opportunity Hall of Fame award recipients, Mrs. McDonnell stated, "I launched FLITE because I wanted to recognize great people of our state who are working tirelessly to help others. These incredible individuals and organizations are making Virginia a better place to live, work and raise a family."
The FLITE Foundation recognizes people and organizations in four key areas:
TMFSC was recognized for their service to the military and their families. They were one of four organizations to be acknowledged as one that works to create "a commonwealth of opportunity … doing great works of charity and sacrifice every day." The award included a $2,000 grant to further their work.
About Tidewater Military Family Services Council
Susan Burns (National Family Affairs Advocate, Lincoln Military Housing) founded the TMFSC in 2008, with the support of senior leadership of Lincoln Military Housing, making Lincoln Military Housing the founding member organization along with 11 other local organizations, all of which support military families.
TMFSC is now a coalition of over 3 dozen local organizations, all of whom turn to TMFSC for an outlet which yields collaboration, partnerships, sharing of resources, and a vital outlet to market programs across all five armed services. The member organizations of TMFSC offer military families every kind of support program, class, activity, and resource needed in order to assist families in staying strong, staying mission-ready, and planning for the future.
About Lincoln Military Housing
Lincoln Military Housing was the first corporate sponsor of TMFSC and continues to sponsor meetings on a regular basis. Lincoln's Community Services team is responsible for the majority of manpower and planning behind the annual Military Family Festival which serves as a free event for residents in addition to providing a wealth of military family-centered resources at their fingertips.
For over a decade, Lincoln Military Housing has been helping people in all levels of the military find affordable homes that fit their desires and needs. LMH has developed or managed more than 31,000 military family homes in cities all over the country. They are constantly working on enhancing and improving the military housing and communities that they manage.
As a leader in the armed forces residential property management field, LMH understands that offering attentive, responsive resident services including 24-hour maintenance, activities for children, and complimentary special events is extremely important to military communities.
Lincoln Military Housing- Jennifer Staciokas – 214-740-3513
Tidewater Military Family Services Council – Susan Burns - 757-961-1796
SOURCE Lincoln Military Housing
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