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First lady announcing pledges for vets, families

1 year ago April 30, 2014 Apr 30, 2014 Wednesday, April 30 2014 Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:45:38 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. - First lady Michelle Obama is announcing pledges in excess of $150 million from foundations and corporations to help veterans and their families get the services they need as the country adjusts to a postwar footing.

The first lady and Jill Biden, the vice president's wife, were appearing at the Red Cross Wednesday with a variety of charitable organizations to launch the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge. Under the pledge, more than 30 organizations are committing to provide services over the next five years.

Those making pledges are expected to work in areas including homelessness, employment, training, education and community integration.

The announcement is part of a series of events marking the third anniversary of Joining Forces, created by Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Biden to support military families and veterans.

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