Starbucks recognized VCC Program Manager, Ganay Metoyer, and Blue Star Families' (BSF) Lauren Pierce, for all they do for the veteran and military community in Maricopa County. Through Starbucks' Project Give Good initiative, VCC and BSF were nominated by the Dysart & Camelback store to help Starbucks in their mission of spreading holiday cheer by giving away $1 million in Starbucks gift cards.

As an extension of the Starbucks Give Good award, VCC held its first Community Coffee Hour on February 13th, where we recognized seven community members for their assistance and support in the veteran and military community.

VCC will continue hosting Community Coffee Hour events around the Valley as a way to recognize those who make a difference in the community, and also to connect more veterans to these resources.