Organization serving Roseville vets gets recognition from Obama

First Lady honors The Soldiers Project
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First Lady Michelle Obama honored The Soldiers Project-Sacramento and 19 other nonprofit organizations that support military families at a White House ceremony April 11.

The Soldiers Project-Sacramento has its office in Roseville.

The event celebrated the 1st anniversary of the Joining Forces Community Challenge, a call to action established last year by Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.

"The outpouring of support that we have seen over this last year - (the) hours logged, the services donated, the love and devotion and offers to help that have poured in from every corner of the country, all of that has far surpassed even our wildest expectations," Obama said, according to a news release.

The Soldiers Project-Sacramento was selected from hundreds of nominees to attend the ceremony because of its Family Ties program, which offers free mental health treatment in a group setting to military family members. The program also provides a support network for military kin who need help finding financial, educational and career resources.

~ Staff report