First Command is committed to helping you get squared away. And while finances are an essential part of that, they’re certainly not the only part. Your health. Your family. Your career. Your general life success is what we want to be a part of. To enhance our ability to make a meaningful impact, we’ve partnered with several outstanding organizations:
Hiring our Heroes is a “nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.” A program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, this effort networks state and local chambers, major employers and small businesses to provide a single, reliable source for veteran’s employment. Through comprehensive, nationwide job fairs, Hiring Our Heroes aspires to find jobs for 500,000 veterans and military spouses by 2014.
Project Sanctuary recognizes that too many of our valued servicemen and women encounter extreme difficulties, especially after return from deployment. Children and spouses suffer as well. Project Sanctuary is an initiative that "provides therapeutic retreats enabling military families to reconnect and reintegrate into their communities through education, innovative services and supportive follow through."
Healing Images is an outreach program where renowned photographers donate their work so that healthcare facilities can purchase photographic art at very low cost. Their fabulous images provide color and warmth to often cold and lifeless hospital surroundings and offer hope and joy to hospitalized or institutionalized service members.
The First Command Educational Foundation is celebrating its 30th year of supporting and providing various financial literacy programs and scholarships. The foundation strives for individuals to have the knowledge and skills to make informed, intelligent decisions about their financial futures.