Fisher House Newman’s Own Award Winner
WASHINGTON, DC — General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, provided remarks at the 13th annual Newman’s Own Award Ceremony at the Pentagon yesterday, as awards totaling $100,000 were presented to six non-profit organizations for their innovative programs to improve military quality of life.
The Moonlight Fund Retreat, by Moonlight Fund, received the highest honor and a $25,000 award. Moonlight Fund aims to provide assistance to military in-patient burn and blast survivors and their families through a small, private retreat program, offering a stepping stone to good mental, emotional, and physical health. The profound and lasting positive impact is evident; several attendees return to volunteer, using the opportunity to give back, encourage and share their journey with others.
Newman’s Own, Fisher House Foundation, and Military Times (Gannett Government Media Corporation) sponsor the competition, which seeks to reward ingenuity for programs that benefit service men and women and their families.