Back to all updates

over 7 years ago

Joining Forces Community Challenge- List of Finalists

Joining Forces Community Challenge Participants:

In July, we launched the Joining Forces Community Challenge to recognize those citizens and organizations with a demonstrated, genuine, and deep desire to be of service to military families.  We have been overwhelmed by the amazing work that each of you are doing in your own communities to support our service members, veterans, and their families. 

Thank you for your interest in the Challenge and for taking the time to share your stories with our team.  After an initial review, we have selected the following 20 finalists from the several hundreds of submissions that we received.  Please join us in congratulating the following participants:

  1. Armed Forces Service Center (Submission Name: ARMED FORCES SERVICE CENTER (MSP Airport))
  2. Brides Across America (Submission Name: Operation Wedding Gown)
  3. Carolina Canines for Veterans (Submission Name: Canines For Veterans - Canines for Service)
  4. Defending the Blue Line (Submission Name: Defending The Blue Line)
  5. Our Family for Families First Foundation (Submission Name: Higher Education as the Path to Stronger Military Families and Communities)
  6. Give an Hour (Submission Name: Free Mental Health Services for Military)
  7. GreenCare for Troops (Submission Name: GreenCare for Troops)
  8. Hearts Apart (Submission Name: Military Families Connected)
  9. Luke’s Wings (Submission Name: Luke's Wings- Reuniting Wounded Warriors and their Families)
  10. New Directions (Submission Name: New Directions - Serving Those Who Served)
  11. Operation Homelink (Submission Name: Operation Homelink- Connecting Wounded Warriors and Military Families with their Deployed Loved Ones)
  12. Pat Tillman Foundation (Submission Name: Tillman Military Scholars)
  13. Project Sanctuary (Submission Name: PROJECT SANCTUARY: Where Military Families Reconnect)
  14. Rebuild Hope (Submission Name: Give 100%. Our Vets Did!)
  15. Richfield, Utah (Submission Name: Richfield Utah Joining Forces Community Challenge Award Nomination)
  16. Sisterhood of the Travelling BDUs (Submission Name: Sisterhood of the travelling BDU's)
  17. Soldiers Project-Sacramento (Submission Name: Soldiers Project-Sacramento responds to 'invisible wounds of war')
  18. The Landings Military Family Relief Fund (Submission Name: THE LANDINGS MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF FUND)
  19. Trees for Troops (Submission Name: Trees for Troops)
  20. Birdies for the Brave (Submission Name: Birdies for the Brave)

Later today, you will be able to view the submissions of these 20 finalists and vote for your favorite on  Each user can vote on each submission once every 24 hours and each user can also vote on as many submissions as they desire. 

Thank you again for your interest and time, and best of luck to our finalists!