Second Lady Karen Pence was in town this week at a fundraiser event for Comfort Crew for military kids. I had the pleasure of photographing the second lady and the children of military families at the Norfolk Sheraton Waterside Hotel.
Statement Of Purpose of Comfort Crew for military kids.
There are 2 million children with a parent serving in the military. Present day military life has a unique set of challenges: frequent moves, multiple deployments, visible and invisible injuries, and families being torn apart. Hundreds of thousands of children have experienced emotional trauma because their parent must put the needs of our country before theirs. Too often military kids feel they must shoulder these burdens alone, putting them at risk for a range of emotional and behavioral problems, as well as poor academic outcomes.
We are grateful to the heroes that answer the call to serve and take an oath to defend and protect our freedom. How can the rest of us serve those who put our country first? By taking care of what's most precious to them, their children.
Our vision is to ensure all military children receive the support they need to thrive.
The Comfort Crew for Military Kids will deliver proven resources to help military kids and their family connect and build resiliency in the face of extraordinary challenges.