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Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes to Help Feed Enlisted Military Families in Hampton Roads

May 6, 2019

Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lincoln Military Housing (LMH) is teaming with Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR), the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and Feed the Children to assist and thank junior enlisted active-duty military families living in the Hampton Roads area. 400 qualified active-duty families living in Lincoln Military Housing communities throughout Hampton Roads will receive two (2) boxes of non-perishable food and hygiene items (retail value of $250), which will include enough food to feed a family of four for one week.

The events will take place over several days in May:

Tuesday, May 7, 3-6pm, Lincoln Military Housing Yorktown District Office, Newport News Wednesday, May 8, 3-6pm, Lincoln Military Housing The Village of Carolina Meadows, Chesapeake

Thursday, May 9, 3-6pm, Lincoln Military Housing The Village at New Gosport, Portsmouth

Local active-duty service members, Lincoln Military Housing staff and MWR staff have volunteered to support the event by working in the distribution area.

“Our mission is to offer programming that improves the quality of life and strengthens personal connections between families and their neighbors. We partner with like-minded local organizations to support this goal. We are grateful to partner with MWR and the Coalition on this event. Military families are mindful to make every dollar count, sponsorships such as this one make a big impact on their quality of life.” said Scarbrough.

For additional information on the day of events, please contact Brooke Scarbrough, 757-618-6825, bscarbrough@lpsi.com.

About Lincoln Military Housing

Lincoln Military Housing was formed in 2001 through a Department of Defense (DoD) contract with parent company Lincoln Property Company. The mission has always been to increase the quality of military housing for our nation’s servicemen and women. Since its inception almost 15 years ago, Lincoln Military Housing now provides more than 36,000 family homes for military members across the US. Lincoln Military Housing not only provides professional property management and 24-hour maintenance services, but the company also prides itself in providing community building activities free to all residents. Lincoln Military Housing is available for members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines as well as Coast Guard and National Guard. For more information about Lincoln Military Housing and our services, please visit: www.LincolnMilitary.com.

About MWR

Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) provides a wide scope of quality support and recreational services for Sailors and their families that contribute to their mental, physical and emotional well-being. MWR programs encourage positive individual values, aid in recruitment, retention and readiness, and provide for the physical, cultural and social needs of a mobile Navy. MWR programs include Fitness & Sports, Deployed Forces Support, Single Sailor & Marine activities, Child & Youth Programs, Recreation, Entertainment, and Food & Beverage Operations.

About the Coalition

Since its establishment in 2004, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes has provided an immediate, invaluable lifeline to thousands of America’s combat-wounded veterans. The Leesburg, Va.-based organization is distinguished from other veteran-focused groups by its direct financial assistance to America’s wounded heroes. Its Emergency Financial Aid program has stopped foreclosure proceedings on veterans’ homes and kept their vehicles from being repossessed. Its innovative Heroes Thanking Heroes program provides transitional, part-time, flexible employment to nearly 50 combat-wounded veterans or their primary caregivers, enabling them to make phone calls from their homes, usually to personally thank donors for their contributions to the Coalition.

For more information on the Coalition, and to learn how you can support its mission, visit www.saluteheroes.org. Combat-wounded/disabled OIF/OEF/OND veterans are invited to join the Coalition and expand their camaraderie network by enrolling in the Veteran Circle program at http://saluteheroes-vetcircle.org.


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Brooke Scarbrough Lincoln Military Housing 757.961.1796 bscarbrough@lpsi.com