*FLOTUS Michelle Obama: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition/Joining Forces

The First Lady of the United States gets a category of her own on Celebrity Optimist! It was announced that First Lady Michelle Obama will be appearing on ABC Network’s home makeover show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition! The appearance will complement the work she is doing with Dr. Jill Biden as part of their initiative called Joining Forces. While the episode will air in October, this Thursday the First Lady will travel to Fayetteville, North Carolina, in order to help ameliorate a community center for homeless female veterans at Fort Bragg.

In a newsletter from the First Lady, on the 4th of July, she declared that the Joining Forces initiative is “a nationwide campaign to recognize, honor, and serve our military families. Our troops give so much to this country and they ask us for just one thing in return: to take care of their families while they’re gone. So we’ve put out a call to action. We’re urging all Americans to ask themselves one question: What can I do to give back to these families that have given so much?”

(Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/07/04/what-you-can-do-support-military-families)

Through Joining Forces, the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden are honoring the sacrifices of the American men and women service members and their families.

Here, they explain the involvement in detail:

(Source: http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces)

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