For Immediate Release June 16, 2011

Contact: Roger Conner (703) 236-6218 (301) 252-7912

Candy Hill, of Catholic Charities USA, National Panelist for Today’s Army OneSource (AOS) National Partnership Forum
National Forum Aligned with “Joining Forces,” First Lady Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Support Military Families
Alexandria, VA – Candy Hill, Senior Vice President of Social Policy and Government Affairs for Catholic Charities USA, will serve as a national panelist for today’s Army OneSource (AOS) National Partnership Forum being held in Arlington, VA, just outside the nation’s capital. Ms. Hill represents one of two faithbased organizations that will be on the panel. Over 120 individuals from across the country are expected to gather in Arlington for the Forum, a national model for mobilizing communities to better support Soldiers and their Families. With more than 1.6 million Soldiers currently deployed, the Army has acknowledged the need to incorporate community agencies and organizations in order to effectively support Soldiers and their Families. One result of this recognition is the Army OneSource Initiative’s National Partnership Forum. “Since we were honored to be part of the First Lady’s kick-off of the Joining Forces initiative, and for years have been dedicated to providing human services to military individuals and families, Catholic Charities is extremely pleased to be part of this event and panel,” said Ms. Hill. “This is a very important initiative for our country, and we look forward to the development of a much stronger focus on the needs of military families.” About Catholic Charities USA Catholic Charities USA is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Catholic Charities USA’s members provide help and create hope for more than 10 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For almost 300 years, Catholic Charities agencies have worked to reduce poverty by providing a myriad of vital services in their communities, ranging from health care and job training to food and housing.

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