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USA Cares Names a New Key Volunteer in Georgia

Submitted by: USA Cares, Inc.

Categories: Volunteerism, Green Jobs & Career News

Posted: Jun 27, 2008 – 02:12 PM EST

 

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Jun. 27 /CSRwire/ - RADCLIFF, KY - June 27, 2008 - Cecelia Jeffery, the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator for USA Cares jumped out of her chair and shouted "She's on fire! That woman in Georgia is just too good for words!" After the commotion had died down and other office personnel learned it was joy not tragedy that prompted the outburst, Cecelia went on to add "Jennifer Housley is a God-send. We have needed someone in Georgia and now we have the best person we could have ever imagined."

Jennifer Housley served in the United States Army for eight years and, for a time, was deployed in Bosnia in the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force. For a while the petite 33 year old was a Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Operator before being re-classified as an intelligence analyst.

When she was asked about her new position, she replied, "In an effort to serve, I decided to volunteer for USA Cares. I wanted to be able to give back to our servicemen and servicewomen as a small token of my appreciation for their continued sacrifice. She went on to add, "Both of my children have been exceptional blessings to me that I could never have possibly imagined. Their fresh innocent spirits and pure hearts remind me continually of how grateful I am, and how fragile our nation's security really is. It has prompted me to have an even deeper respect for those who wear the uniform. In January 2008, my husband volunteered to activate himself from his Army Reserves unit, and so now I also possess the title as an 'Army Wife.'"

USA Cares Executive Director, Bill Nelson commented "We can only do our work with the efficiency that our base of donors expects of us with the help of committed and exceptional volunteers." He then said, "They are our 'boots on the ground' who provide the face of our organization to the Military and the Military Families plus to the other organizations we depend upon. We welcome Jennifer aboard."

About The Housley's

Jennifer and her husband Ted moved to the Augusta, Georgia area in 2003 from Washington, DC. Ted, a native Californian, works at Northrop-Grumman on Fort Gordon for the Army Regional Computer Emergency Response Team (R-CERT) and is also currently serving the R-CERT as an activated Reservist. The family attends the Stevens Creek Community Church in Augusta. Jennifer, originally from Texas, is also enrolled in the Master's Graduate Program at American Military University to obtain a degree in Intelligence Studies with a concentration in Homeland Security and a minor in American History. The couple met while each was serving in the US Army.

About USA Cares

USA Cares is a worldwide non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization serving US Military Service Members of all ranks and branches and their families with direction and advice along with grant assistance for quality of life issues caused by military service. Continuing into their sixth year of accomplishment, USA Cares has received requests from over 11,000 Service Members and families and has responded with millions of dollars in organizational and found resources. In partnership with The Homeownership Preservation Foundation, USA Cares has also saved hundreds of homes belonging to Service Personnel from foreclosure. Funding for the organization is provided through the generous contributions of corporations, organizations and individuals. Of all 50 states, only Kentucky and Texas have received more aid from USA Cares. In Georgia, USA Cares has received 726 requests for assistance through May and has provided over $366,000 in direct grants. Also in Georgia, the organization has saved over 40 homes or rentals from foreclosure or eviction. For more information on USA Cares contact jrevell@usacares.org and visit www.usacares.org.

For more information, please contact:

John Revell USA Cares
Phone: 800.773.0387
Phone 2: 270.352.5451

 

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