Hello friends, family, Soldiers, and supporters! I am competing in Ms. Veteran 2016. This is not a beauty pageant. This competition combines female veteran's strength, knowledge, talents, leadership skills, and community efforts in order to bring about awareness and change. My hope is to take this journey alongside my sister Soldiers, made up of each branch, in order to garner passion and change for those in need of a voice. Through this endeavour we hope not only present our own unique abilities, but to combine them bringing a wealth of service in order to reach the largest capacity possible. In the miltary we serve our nation, each other, and the communities which we adjoin. However, there is a group often forgotten. Our veterans, homeless veterans. More often than not the percentage of homeless female veterans is often the highest. Along with my fellow competitors, I ask each of you to join me in donating to Final Salute Inc. This organization assists homeless female veterans and their families by providing them the opportunity to stabilize their lives. As you can see, I have set a goal of $2500, but with your generous support I know we can exceed it. I am more passionate than ever not to allow our veterans to endure another night without a place to call home when they've spent countless years fighting to ensure Americans have such liberties. Please join me in supporting our Veterans who have already given so much for each of us. Thank you, your support means everything!