- Military Saves Week begins February 24
- We want to hear from you!
- High school senior scholarship applications are due soon!
- Happy Valentine’s Day! Some fun facts…
- Some friendly community reminders
- Corvias teams with Army Wife Network to bring Field Exercise™: Battle Buddies to three Corvias installations
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- Community happenings are on our website’s calendar
Saving your hard-earned money year-round is a great way to ensure your family’s financial preparedness. Take the week of February 24 to review your saving plans. Set your goals, even small ones, and start saving now. For more information, please visit www.militarysaves.org to review savings tips, tools, resources, and strategies.
It is important to recognize that despite your savings plans, there may still be financial emergencies that cost more than your nest egg can cover. If you are ever in an unexpected financial emergency, Army Emergency Relief (AER) is here to help. AER can assist with medical expenses, funeral expenses, emergency travel, car repairs, food, rent, and other emergencies. For more information, please visit www.aerhq.org.
Our goal is to provide the best homes, community, service and value. Each year, Corvias Military Living contracts an independent property management research firm, SatisFacts, to send a resident satisfaction survey.
You will receive a survey notice via a mailed postcard and by email from “residentsurveys.com”. You have until mid-March to complete it. Participation is voluntary, but encouraged. Everyone who participates will be entered into a gift drawing to win a mini iPad. Contact your community office for more information.
Hurry – all applications for Corvias Foundation’s high school senior scholarships must be submitted by Thursday, February 13. These scholarships are awarded to high school seniors with plans of attending a four-year university or college, and whose parent is an active-duty service member stationed at one of the 13 Corvias installations. Corvias Foundation also offers grant opportunities to spouses of active-duty service members. Go to corviasfoundation.org to learn more about and/or apply for the Foundation’s available scholarships and educational grants.
Sixty-two percent of Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day. How do they observe it? Take a look at these statistics:
- Chocolate. Americans buy 58 million pounds of chocolate during the week of Valentine’s Day, spending $448 million.
- Cards. We buy about 150 million “Will you be my Valentine?” cards each year.
- Gifts. Men spend an average of $150 on cards and gifts; women spend an average of $74.
- Flowers. Twenty-three percent of us buy flowers or plants as Valentine’s Day gifts: 61 percent of these buyers are men, and 39 percent are women. The top choice? A mixed bouquet, followed by red roses.
- Champagne. Americans buy 174,000 gallons of sparkling wine through Valentine’s week, worth about $8.6 million.
- Please remember to share the road when you are driving. Obey all speed limits, and watch for playing children, bicyclists, and pedestrians. This is especially important during inclement weather. We appreciate your cooperation!
- Being a responsible pet owner is a year-round job. With winter in full swing, be especially attentive to your pets’ needs when they are outside. If/when you keep your pets outdoors, please ensure they have access to shelter, food, and water. Please also keep your pets on a leash when taking them for walks. As always, thank you for cleaning up after your pet!
- Do not pour grease, oils or other fatty substances down your sink, toilet or sewer drains. If poured down the sink, these materials can harden along pipes and may lead to clogged pipes and unpleasant sewer backups.
- Please do not discard “flushable” wipes down the toilet. It will clog the toilet.
Corvias teams with Army Wife Network to bring Field Exercise™: Battle Buddies to three Corvias installations
Corvias Military Living is proud to team with Army Wife Network (AWN), a multi-media resource site for Army spouses, to bring Field Exercises™: Battle Buddies program to three Corvias installations in 2014. Field Exercise™ is an energetic, four-hour seminar series designed to empower and rejuvenate military spouses by providing them a time to connect, share support, obtain resources and enjoy camaraderie. Spouses attending the events experience networking opportunities, dinner, and interactive discussions related to challenges and opportunities faced by military spouses. AWN began holding the events in 2007 and has organized the Field Exercise™ series (FE™: Priceless Packages & FE™: Love Military Life) at 15 Army posts across the country.
The first Corvias sponsored 2014 Field Exercises™: Battle Buddies seminar will be held at Fort Bragg April 3-4. Corvias and AWN will host additional events at Fort Meade in September and Fort Sill in November. Visit the AWN website for more information.
In addition to sponsoring the Field Exercises™, Corvias is embarking on a year-long campaign themed “Heart Your Home.” Beginning in February, Corvias will regularly contribute to the AWN site under the Relocation/PCS Column. These articles will provide useful advice and first hand insight about communities on or near the installations served by Corvias. Topics will include moving, family, relationships, and ways to “Heart Your Home.”
The campaign is aligned with AWN’s mission is to empower Army families with comprehensive information, programs, and opportunities. The partnership with Corvias Military Living will continue that mission with Army families everywhere, including Corvias residents.
“We are excited to support the AWN mission,” said Amanda Filipowski, communications director, Corvias Military Living. “Much like our mission, AWN is committed to providing resources and support to our military families. Taking care of families is what we do.”
To keep up-to-date with the partnership, read future editions of Corvias Community News and follow @CorviasGroup on Twitter. You will find more information about AWN at www.armywifenetwork.com.
Still using plastic grocery bags at the Commissary? Consider bringing your own reusable bags. It takes a 15-year-old tree to produce 700 grocery bags.
Want to know what is happening in your community? Your community calendar can help you stay up-to-date on trash, recycling, lawn care, resident events and community activities. You can even sync your community calendar with a personal Google calendar by clicking on the +Google button on the bottom right-hand corner of the calendar.