From the monthly archives: May 2012

The PenFed Foundation is a national non-profit organization that strives to provide for military personnel and their families that need help at home. It’s “a public charity that relies on public contributions,” said PedFed Foundation Chief Operating Officer Kate Kohler, “but what makes us different from other organizations is that all of our […]

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Kevin F. F. Quigley, president of the National Peace Corps Association writes, “sometimes a point can be so obvious that we all overlook it. Consider the Peace Corps. Over the past five decades, we’ve become so accustomed to hearing the name that we can forget the importance of the first word: peace.” Click […]

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Today is the deadline for the African Rural Connect (ARC) Young Farmers Idea contest organised by the US-based National Peace Corps Association. The objective of the contest was to have Africans proffer innovation solutions to a challenge in agriculture in order to “identify [and support] creative new plans to deal with the fundamental […]

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Hyattsville residents can add another website to their list of local news outlets. Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Hyattsville Wire began posting content on a WordPress-based blog template. Click here for the full story.

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Hyattsville, Md., an up-and-coming suburb of Washington, D.C., is getting its own community blog. The Hyattsville Wire is a new neighborhood source for information and community news about the city and the surrounding area, with a focus on the Route 1 corridor. Contributors to the blog are local residents Alison Beckwith, […]

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“I think people have forgotten the soldiers of America and it’s very sad that this country has a short memory!” said actor Joe Mantegna at the PenFed Foundation’s Eighth Annual Night of Heroes Gala: Honoring the Heroes at Home” at the Ritz-Carlton. The annual gala provides financial support to help meet the unmet […]

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Ash Carter keynotes the PenFed Foundation’s Night of Heroes Gala at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Jim Miklaszewski, of NBC News, is the emcee. Also being honored at the event: Joe Mantegna, of ‘Godfather III’ fame. Click here for the full story.

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Kohler is chief operating officer of the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation, or PenFed Foundation. The organization is having its Eighth Annual Night of Heroes Gala on Thursday at the Ritz-Carlton in Northwest Washington. Honorees include actor Joe Mantegna, and Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler is performing. Click here […]

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The National Peace Corps Association, the nation’s leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps community, announced today it will hold its first annual gathering, Peace Corps Connect: Minneapolis, June 29 – July 1, 2012, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Roughly 500 event-goers are expected […]

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A 2009 study by CNA’s Center for Naval Analyses found that seriously wounded, ill and injured service members need a caregiver for an average of 19 months. In addition, it found that three out of four caregivers had to quit or take time off from work or school to provide this support. This year, the […]

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