Remarks by Second Lady Karen Pence to Military Spouses

by comfortcrewmk on September 21, 2018

Pence_withkids Pence_CCMK_Certificate_sm“Isn’t he cute? His name is Cuzzie. But we also have, inside the box, a journal, a guide for families, postcards, suggestions for ways to stay connected while that family member is deployed. And it’s just a little something that we can do.

Last week we had about 30 spouses of congressmen come to the Vice President’s Residence — bipartisan — and we assembled 500 of these boxes, and we brought them all with us here to Fort Carson. (Applause.)

Those spouses packed each kit with care and respect for the sacrifices that military families make. And later today, it will be my honor to give these out to those children.

I want to thank Comfort Crew for Military Kids for collaborating with us and helping us to make this happen. Ronda and Woody Englander, please stand so that we can recognize you. (Applause.) Ronda lost her dad in the Vietnam War, and she and Woody started this organization. And she told a great story to the congressional spouses that I’m going to share with you.

She said — and this was a little girl who emailed her, and said, “You know, I wrote in my journal while my dad was gone. And when he came home, he wasn’t the same and I didn’t know where my dad was.” And she said, “I gave him my journal to read, and he started reading my journal and he started to cry.” And she said, “I knew then that I had my dad back, because he was starting to show his feelings again.” So these are powerful kits that we’re handing out today.”

- Second Lady Karen Pence

For the entire speech, visit the link below.


The best part of this project was seeing the faces of the kids who received one of our Deployment Kits from Mrs. Pence yesterday. Last week, Mrs. Pence and the Congressional Club worked together to pack 500 With You All the Way! Dealing With Deployment Kits for military kids who currently have a parent deployed. Yesterday, Mrs. Pence and our nation’s senior military spouses delivered the kits to military kids at Fort Carson.

Before Mrs. Pence delivered our Comfort Kits, she shared her support in a speech to military spouses and offered words of encouragement. You can view that speech as well as see her interview with Cuzzie on Fox & Friends at

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          Second Lady Karen Pence and over 20 members of the Congressional Club may have set a fastest time record for packing 500 Deployment Kits. We had a lot of people working together to make sure this project was a success. Thanks to Mrs. Pence for being such a gracious host, her staff for all their hard work, and the Congressional Club who jumped right in to help support military families. We could not have done it without our sponsors, Veterans United Foundation, The Barry Robinson Center, ABC Bank, and The GBS Group. You can see more photos at CCMK Facebook. Check back next week as Mrs. Pence heads to Colorado Springs to deliver the Deployment Kits to military kids at Fort Carson, CO.  

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With your help, we can meet the needs of over 1000 families still waiting for resources for their children. Requests for deployment resources are on the rise and these families are preparing for long separations! Your donation will help to ensure a military child will receive the necessary resources to help with the challenges that they will be facing! To view the Waitlist, visit Donate Today - Together we can continue to provide support to our military children every day.  

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