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Grow Where You Go, Tampa

By Faith Janes posted 03-29-2023 12:05 PM


It’s springtime in the community!


Whether you’ve been here a while, are new to the area, or arrive soon, it’s a great time to get out. Our Chapter is always working to help you grow, no matter where you go. 


What a start to the year! Over 400 military-connected families received toys, Disney books, Lance snacks, Double Good Popcorn, air purifiers, turkeys, produce, Bombas socks, a $20 DECA Commissary gift card, dog and cat food, and laundry detergent during one of the largest Nourish the Service events held in Tampa to date. We appreciate the MacDill Air Force Base community for allowing us to serve its families, and Channel 13 and Channel 10 News for coming out and broadcasting the event. Congratulations to our raffle prize winners from the event that went home with items like a fishing charter, gift cards, and community attraction tickets from the zoo, aquarium, and Tampa Bay Rays. 


A special thank you to MacDill Air Force Base leaders Colonel Bingham, Colonel Damon, Chief Master Sergeant Gee, and Master Sergeant Angie Roberson for supporting our team on the ground throughout the day. We’d also like to thank Quality Carriers, CSX, and Suncoast Credit Union for joining our efforts, and Jessi B. who volunteered to speak to the media, on behalf of military families, about the benefits they receive from Blue Star Families in the Tampa region. 


Don’t forget, Month of the Military Child is fast approaching! Join us on April 6th at the Museum of Science and Industry for Night at the Museum, from 5:30 — 7:30 PM ET. Look for opportunities like this and more on the Tampa Community Page in The Neighborhood. 

Spring is a great time to grow with us. Register for an upcoming event or get to know some new folks in the Blue Star Neighborhood, a safe community where our families can thrive! See you soon.