Veteran-owned aging-in-place technology supports the Elizabeth Dole Foundation with financial gift
Rockville, MD (July 5, 2017) — BlueStar HonorCare, a veteran-owned-and-operated aging-in-place technology company, announced today its support of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes campaign. BlueStar HonorCare’s Chief Operating Officer, Rear Admiral D. Gordon Russell (ret.), formally presented a financial contribution to the organization.
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting and honoring our nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers. Former United States Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2012 founded the advocacy organization, working in conjunction with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit, labor and faith communities to recognize military caregivers’ service while promoting their well-being.
“One of the truly great honors working at BlueStar HonorCare is directly supporting veterans’ organizations that truly make a lasting difference in the lives of countless veteran families,” said Rear Admiral D. Gordon Russell (ret.). “BlueStar’s mission in helping veteran families is inextricably similar with the Hidden Heroes’ mission of raising awareness of the issues military caregivers confront each and every day, as well as to inspire communities to support our nation’s caregivers.”
Recently, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation took its message to Capitol Hill. Earlier this month, Senator Dole was joined by Hidden Heroes Ambassador and actor Ryan Phillippe, RAND Corporation research expert Terri Tanielian, and three Dole Caregiver Fellows to offer testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging, encouraging Congress to invest in necessary research and pass legislation supporting military and veteran caregivers.
“We would like to thank Admiral Russell and the entire BlueStar HonorCare team for their gift to the Hidden Heroes Campaign. It’s tremendous to see a veteran-owned business that provides important services for veterans and their families supporting the military caregiving community,” said Pavel Sullivan, the Foundation’s Director of Operations. “We look forward to continuing a partnership with BlueStar HonorCare in the years to come.”
Founded in 2013, BlueStar HonorCare set out on a mission to help America’s aging veterans and their family members maintain health, safety, and independence. Due to strong demand the company began offering its products to non-veterans in 2015. The company offers a combination of aging-in-place technology products and services to help maintain and monitor the well-being of its customers and connect clients with medical professionals, family members and resources. The company is veteran-owned and is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). BlueStar is committed to hiring veterans, including disabled and wounded soldiers, and it sets aside a percentage of revenues that it donates to veteran-related causes.
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers – the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill, or injured veterans at home. Founded by Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2012, the Foundation adopts a comprehensive approach in its support and advocacy, working with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit, and faith communities to recognize military caregivers’ service and promote their well-being. Learn more about the Elizabeth Dole Foundation at www.elizabethdolefoundation.org.
The Hidden Heroes Campaign, an initiative of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and provides a safe, secure place where caregivers can meet and access carefully vetted resources at HiddenHeroes.org. Another aspect of the Campaign, Hidden Heroes Cities, is an effort to galvanize local leaders across America to identify military caregivers in their communities and the local resources to support them. To date, 100 cities from San Francisco to New York, from Chicago to New Orleans have signed on. Learn more about Hidden Heroes at www.hiddenheroes.org