The title of Miss International®
2006 is much more than a crown and sash, but a possibility to achieve greatness. The title of Miss International®
opens more doors of opportunity than one would ever dream of. God has been so gracious to bestow this opportunity upon me and as Miss International®
2006 I will continue to promote awareness to my platform Operation Homefront.
Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, to the families they leave behind, and to wounded warriors when they return home. A nonprofit organization founded after September 11, Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers in 26 chapters nationwide. Since its inception, Operation Homefront has provided critical assistance to more than 40,000 military families in need.
Operation Homefront also operates CinCHouse.com
, the largest informational resource and Internet-based community for military families attracting up to 900,000 unique visitors each month. Operation Homefront has also launched eCarePackage.org
, the online care package service that allows citizens to show their support for our deployed troops and their families.
Coming from five generations of family members defending our nation's freedom and serving in the United States Armed Forces, helping and safe guarding our military families at home is a mission that is very close to my heart. Both my grandfathers served in the United States Navy including the battle of Midway in World War II. My father served 10 years in the United States Navy with one tour in Vietnam and completed his service as a member of the US Navy Blue Angels. My brother Jeremy has recently returned from his second tour in Iraq serving in the United States Marine Corp, and my younger sister Stephanie is attending the United States Air Force Academy.
For more information on Operation Homefront, please visit www.operationhomefront.net
, or www.cinchouse.com
. As Miss International®
, I hope that I can help to protect and serve the homefront, while our service men and women are out serving and protecting our nation and our freedom on the frontlines.