Reps. Peters, Walorski Promote Programs to Support Children of Service Members
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski’s (IN-02) bipartisan amendment requesting the Department of Defense support non-profit programs that provide support for children of service members suffering from mental disorders was included in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act.
“Our military families, especially the children, of our men and women in uniform have been asked to make many sacrifices and it is our responsibility to ensure that we are providing them all the support they need. Thank you to Rep. Walorksi for working with me to guarantee children of our service members have access to these necessary resources,” Rep. Peters stated. “Camps like those sponsored by the Moyer Foundation help us keep our promises to our military families. They give these brave children the opportunity to be surrounded by their peers, understand that they are not alone in their experiences and their struggles, and have the opportunity to enjoy just being a kid.”
“Giving military children a chance to unwind for a few days and escape the pressures and stresses that accompany their lives to feel like a regular kid is the least we can do for families sacrificing so much for this great nation,” Walorski said. “I want to thank Rep. Peters and the Moyer Foundation for their steadfast support to provide an environment where children of our brave servicemen and women can utilize valuable skills long after they leave camp.”
Karen Moyer, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Moyer Foundation stated, "We appreciate the unwavering support of Rep. Peters and Rep. Walorski for military families and making sure that no child grieves alone and recognizing that, together, we can break the cycle of addiction. Supporting kids of military families helps the overall health and wellness of our Armed Forces so they can live on and live well. Camp Erin and Camp Mariposa are truly saving lives by providing a support system for children and teens, including those from military families."