Emergency Preparedness Month

To celebrate National Emergency Preparedness Month, our Chairman, Beth Mulloy, joined forces with the NSA Washington Emergency Management Office to provide Are You Ready? Guidelines for Navy Family Emergency Preparedness and Ready Navy materials to Sailors and civilians on the Washington Navy Yard.

This publication includes information on what to do before, during, and after a natural disaster, man-made hazards, and acts of terrorism. Visit www.nsfamilyline.org/site/publications/guidelines-for-navy-family-emergency-preparedness to download a copy for your family.

Thank You, USAA!!

Thanks to the generosity of USAA, we have three new mail carts! We package and ship approximately 10,000 books every month, not including COMPASS program notebooks and supplies. These new carts will make the job a lot easier (and less painful!) and we couldn’t be happier!

Thank you, USAA!

Books, Books, and More Books!

It has been a very busy summer at the FamilyLine office. With the highly anticipated releases of Are You Ready? Guidelines for Navy Family Emergency Preparedness and Guidelines for the Spouses of Chief Petty Officers, orders have been flooding in and books have been flying off the shelves.

Since May, our volunteers have shipped out more than 18,000 copies of Are You Ready. This publication is being used by Fleet and Family Support Centers, Ombudsmen, Family Readiness Groups, CORE Groups, and Navy commands to prepare our Navy families for various types of emergency situations. So far, the feedback has been very positive and we are looking forward to Emergency Preparedness Month in September.

Click here to see our Chairmen, Beth Mulloy and Jen Yurina, show off their packing skills.

Thanks to MCPON Stevens, we started taking orders for Guidelines for the Spouses of Chief Petty Officers in January from CMCs, COBs, CPO 365 Coordinators, Ombudsmen, FRG Leaders, CORE Groups and CPO spouses. Our volunteers were very excited to begin shipping in June and are still packing last-minute orders before the results are released (hopefully this week!). This year we decided to test out a new product, the CPO Selectee Spouse Packet. The packet contains Sea Legs, Guidelines for the Spouses of Chief Petty Officers, information on FamilyLine publications, OPSEC, and a uniform price list. We hope to offer this packet to every selectee spouse in 2015. Our volunteers assembled over 1,600 packets and shipped out almost 8,000 books (and counting).

Click here to groove with Chief Downs as he assembles CPO Selectee Spouse Packets.

In August, we will begin shipping the 2014 versions of Social Customs and Traditions of the Sea Services and Guidelines for the Spouses of Commanding Officers and Executive Officers. Visit http://www.nsfamilyline.org/site/publications to pre-order a copy for yourself, your CORE Group, or your command.

Thank You, USAA!

USAA

To the Friends of FamilyLine,

I would like to let you know about the generous donation from USAA to support our programs. With their support we are able to continue to assist our spouses around the globe.
Thank you, USAA, for your continued support to help our military spouses.

Sincerely,
Beth Mulloy, Chairman

Supporting FamilyLine with AmazonSmile

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Happy Holidays, NDW!

Our FamilyLine volunteers were honored to participate in the 2013 Naval District Washington Holiday Season Greeting. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Season of Giving

Naval Services FamilyLine is proud to be participating in #GivingTuesday, a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners - charities, families, businesses and individuals - to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

We hope on this #GivingTuesday you feel inspired to take collaborative action to improve your local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes you celebrate and help create a better world.

Consider designating your CFC Pledge to Naval Services FamilyLine - CFC # 71112. Or, visit our donation page to send a donation by PayPal or snail mail.

Thank You!

Thank you to MilitaryOneClickMilitary One Click for inviting us to take part in their monthly Charity Challenge and thank you to our fans and supporters for voting. It was a close race that made for an exciting month here at FamilyLine and we are honored to have been included.

Bravo Zulu to our competition, OutServe and Train a Dog, Save a Warrior, both outstanding organizations serving our military community.

Give Back with MilitaryOneClick

MilitaryOneClickEach month MilitaryOneClick hosts a “Charity Challenge” to bring awareness to military-focused organizations and calls on visitors to help them decide which charity should receive their monthly donation. This month Naval Services FamilyLine is honored to be included in the challenge.

To show your support, visit militaryoneclick.com/give-back-military-charities and vote for Naval Services FamilyLine.

Show Your Support!

Show your support for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) by wearing Red, White and Blue Friday, Sept. 27!!!

The CFC is the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaign in the world. Over the past 50 years, the CFC has raised $7 billion to help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and throughout the world.

The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) is the local campaign for federal employees in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Please consider supporting Naval Services FamilyLine this year.

Naval Services FamilyLine makes it possible to help military families. You can make it possible, too, by designating us through the CFC.
Our designation number is 71112.

Naval Services FamilyLine (NSFL) is THE source for mentoring Sea Service Families since 1965.  Experienced spouses volunteer to mentor others through programs such as the COMPASS course, Command Spouse training, the Guideline series, and the CORE Library.

You can find NSFL support, classes and materials anywhere in the world. Search our website at www.NSFamilyLine.org or call us at 877-673-7773.

An online CFC pledge option is now available for donors through the MyPay website.

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