Birmingham, Alabama Office
P.O. Box 361986
Birmingham, AL 35236
Washington DC Office
200 N. Glebe Road Rm 425
Arlington, VA 22203-3755
Christine (Chris) Kinnard
This is the first year GSW has combined the Outreach Chair with the Public Relations Chair under the title of Communications Director.
Additionally, the Communications Director spearheads the Outreach Subcommittee. The Communications Director is responsible for producing a news releases for use by the Outreach SubCommittee and the organization. The purpose of the Subcommittee is to inform as many spouses as possible who are unaware that they may be eligible for several of these benefits: DIC, Tricare and ChampVA (and the for life varieties).
The Communications Director and
members work together to coordinate and ensure publications go out to
seniors through church bulletins, newsletters, TV, or
other form of communication. Outreach is intended
to inform spouses of Veterans that have lost touch with the Veteran
community and may not be aware of recent benefit revisions regarding those
that may now be eligible.
Another main duty as Communications Director is to promote Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. to the Media. Some of the ways this is accomplished include the following:
Region Presidents should coordinate one
volunteer to work on the Outreach Committee. Please contact Kathleen
Cardona with interested members.
Outreach Committee Members: