Testimonials

State of Hawaii, Senate and House of Representatives, Honolulu, Hawaii

CSSP received a unique distinction along with several other non-profit organizations by both the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Hawaii.

House Concurrent Resolution No. 70, was adopted by both the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Twenty-Fifth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2010.

The purpose of the Concurrent Resolution was for recognizing and commending those who provide support to the families of deployed members of the armed forces.


HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 70

RECOGNIZING AND COMMENDING THOSE WHO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THE FAMILIES OF DEPLOYED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

WHEREAS, there are over one million children who are the sons or daughters of members of the Armed Forces; and WHEREAS, the families of members of the Armed Forces provide unconditional love and support to their loved.ones serving in the Armed Forces before, during, and after their deployment in service to the United States; and

WHEREAS, "by providing this vital support, these families provide an essential service to their country, along with their deployed family members; and

WHEREAS, while significant government resources are made available to the families of members of the Armed Forces who reside on or near a military installation, resources for families of deployed Reserve and National Guard members are often not as accessible because these families do not reside near a military installation; and

WHEREAS, nonprofit organizations have filled this gap by dedicating themselves to ensuring that children of military families receive the support they need while their parents are deployed; and

WHEREAS, these services from nonprofit organizations include crucial extracurricular activities and programs for school-aged children of deployed Reserve and National Guard members; and

WHEREAS, the nonprofit organizations providing these services.include Our Military Kids, Inc., Parents as Teachers, Citizen-Soldier Support program, Operation Homefront, Inc., American Military Family, Inc., Kids .Serve 2, and Salute Our Services; and

WHEREAS, these programs and organizations help the families of deployed Armed Forces members to maintain as normal a life as possible through services and grants that provide resources that might otherwise be unavailable to these families; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-fifth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2010, the Senate concurring, that the Legislature hereby recognizes and commends those who provide support to the families of deployed members of the Armed Forces; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature also honors military families and the nongovernmental organizations that support them; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Chief of Naval Operations of the U.S. Navy, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Executive Director of Our Military Kids, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of Parents as Teachers, Principal Investigator of Citizen-Soldier Support Program, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Operation Homefront, Inc., Founder of American Military Family, Inc., and Kids Serve 2 care of the Chief Executive Officer of Salute Our Services, Inc.