LET US SPOTLIGHT YOU!
LET US SPOTLIGHT YOU!
On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Erica N. Parks, The Organizer, Camouflage Me Not held the launch of a new initiative at South Fulton Library located at 4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union City, Georgia 30291. She is a Georgia native, Army Veteran, and public health practitioner. Ms. Parks has 10+ years of experience in behavioral health and 7+ years of civic involvement. The purpose of the launch was to unveil Camouflage Me Not which means "Don't Hide Me". It was designed to create a holistic and community approach to enhance the transition process for women and minority veterans. There were approximately 20 people in attendance. The attendees were a political candidate, veterans, small business owners, service providers, and family members of veterans.
Stay connected, to learn more about our monthly MeetUps. This is where we provide expert facilitators to lead interactive discussions, and opportunities for our attendees to address their most pressing concerns pertaining to quality of life issues for veterans and their dependents. Our main goal is to alleviate transition stress.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Camouflage Me Not (CMN) and PM Kester Enterprises co-hosts this event to promote healthy relationships. CMN promotes self-love, family, and marriage through their Gladiators and Love initiative. This live virtual event will include an interactive dialogue, with a question-and-answer session and three admission levels for purchase. CMN creates events for veterans and non-veterans to enhance connectivity. Tickets are on sale now for this upcoming event. Grab yours below.
NATIONAL MARRIAGE WEEK (FEBRUARY 7TH-14TH)!!!
This month Camouflage Me Not (CMN) promotes love, family, and marriage by recognizing our veteran families (those who served in the past or present) through three initiatives. We are looking for veteran couples to spotlight for our #gladiatorsandlove initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to promote thriving marriages among the veteran community.
Meet Forrest Taylor and Amaris Taylor, our #gladiatorsandlove veteran couple. Forrest and Amaris served 12 years in the Army Reserves. They met at their Army unit at Fort Gillem, Georgia.
Forrest served as a Psychological Operations Specialist as a Staff Sergeant. Amaris served also as an Optical Fabrication Specialist as a Sergeant. The Taylor’s are Operation Enduring (OEF) Freedom veterans.
Team Taylor will be celebrating 5 years of marriage in September!!! They live in Austell, Georgia and they have some words of wisdom for veteran couples
Interested veteran couples will need to provide us with the following:
This initiative will begin on Sunday, February 7, 2021, and end on Sunday, February 14, 2021 to celebrate National Marriage Week! Complete and submit your entry form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScy-lbqPmbuSGbICLGVpZSY_S2zksNXCxuK8pXzmb4MMVlvGA/viewform?usp=pp_url.
Please type in the subject line #gladiatorsandlove. Share this opportunity with your favorite veteran couple.
This month in honor of African American History Month, Camouflage Me Not (CMN) will pay tribute to our deceased African American (AA) Heroes who served our nation. We salute a few of our living AA Heroes by remembering them through our #gladiatorsloveofcountry initiative.
This initiative will begin on Saturday, February 1, 2020, and end on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or visit our website daily to educate yourself and learn about our African American heroes who have made tremendous contributions to our country.
Today, we remember Staff Sergeant Millie (Dunn) Veasey (Jan. 31, 1918 - Mar. 9, 2018), who served in World War II (WWII) and a civil rights pioneer. She was a homebody, and she never left Raleigh, North Carolina, until she enlisted in the Army in December 1942. Veasey was inspired to join after seeing advertisements encouraging women to join.
The Army assigned Veasey to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, an all-black female unit of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. The 6888th was the only all-black, all-female unit to serve in WWII.
Veasey served as a proud mail clerk and a supply sergeant. In 1945, she was discharged from the Army. Later, she used her Montgomery G.I. Bill to obtain her bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration.
Veasey served as the first African American female president of the Raleigh/Wake County branch of the NAACP.
Courtesy Articles: Civil rights pioneer proved her mettle in World War II - http://bit.ly/2DdM6nw
Portrait of Millie Dunn Veasey, 1945 - http://bit.ly/2RJlHmH
“Every year, approximately 200,000 men and women leave the U.S. military service and return to life as civilians, a process known as the military to civilian transition.”~Veterans Benefits Administration
Now, that they have taken off their uniforms, “Don’t Hide Them or Throw Them Away!” Support the less than 1% of the American population that chose to serve our nation.
Veterans and their dependents need you to be an active part in advocating for the advancement of policies, procedures, and the resources needed to enhance their quality of life.
It’s a big deal considering the many sacrifices that they willing made for you to indulge in the opportunities that you have.
Hence, Camouflage Me Not (CMN) is looking for 6-8 professionals to serve as our founding board members. After two years, of being in our initiative phase, we are organizing to form as a 501(c) 4, an advocacy and lobbying nonprofit organization.
Erica N. Parks, MPH, CNP, Our CEO and Founder is hosting weekly “Board Info Sessions” on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. EST for prospective candidates.
The sessions will include:
FOR MORE DETAILS: email@example.com or contact Erica N. Parks, MPH, CNP at 404.836.3781.
**All applicants must submit their packet NLT Friday, December 18, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. EST. **
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to read about the work we are doing to advocate for our veterans.
We welcome the opportunity to partner with other community organizations. Our interest lies within the veteran population and their dependents. In addition, we are using our road shows to interview veterans 1:1 for our #gladiatorsspeak initiative. Stay tuned for our road show updates.
CMN is innovative, becoming a 501(c) 4 advocacy non-profit organization. We are very excited because we are expanding and becoming more visible in the community at large. Erica was recently recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for their inaugural Veterans in Business Awards event. She was the ONLY FEMALE recipient of the "Veteran Owned Business Award" in September 2019.
Then, donate $25 for the advancement of Camouflage Me Not! Support our vision!
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