Public Issues Community Service Programs
Bridging and Bonding
Are you concerned about the decline in your club's membership? Is it a struggle to find volunteers? Have you ever wondered, "Where are the young people?" Holding a Bridging and Bonding conversation will help your club explore these questions. Invite club members, family, friends, or members of other organizaions. The ideal size is about 12-18 participaynts. A Bridging and Bonding conversation can help your club strenghten ties with our organizations and increase your visibility and membership. Your club will be recognized at the GFWC International Convention and contribute to a GFWC national report on the issue.
Sew Much Comfort
Sew Much Comfort provides adaptive clothing to suppoert the unique needs of our wounded service personeel members, including all branches of the military and national guard. Unfortunately, stand clothing does not properly fit with fixators, prosthetics, and casts. For many, hospital gown is the only option. SMC adapts store-bought or sewn clothing using our custom-designed patterns. The clothing is designed to appear as normal civillian clothing, and is constructed for ease of dressing, fostering self-care. Most of all, it is a symbol o f gratotide for their sacrifice.
Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families. A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. governement, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chariman of the USO.
A Leading Voice for Highway Safety
Semitrailer trucks play a vital role in the U.S. economy and transportation system, but longer, heavier trucks endanger motorists, weaken our roads and bridges, and cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year in highway subsidies. A leading voice in opposing more dangerous truck configurations, the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks (CABT) is a national, nonprofit grassroots organization that advocates for highway safety and sound transportation policies.
Stand with law enforcement officers, EMTs, safety leaders, engineers, independent truck drivers and elected officials, and voice your opposition to bigger trucks on our nation’s highways.
Are we willing to compromise the safety of thousands of motorists every day just to haul more freight? Are we willing to spend billions to repair bridges damaged by bigger trucks? Who will pay the price for an 11-percent higher fatal crash rate for multi-trailer trucks? Who will pick up the tab when 97,000-pound trucks only repay 50 percent of their highway damage?
Several proposals in Congress would increase the national truck weight limit to 97,000 pounds—an additional 17,000 pounds to existing truck weight—and other proposals call for longer double-trailer trucks and triple-trailer trucks.
Coalition Against Bigger Trucks