The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum announces second annual Bush Day of Service to Honor the Legacies of President and Mrs. Bush
The staff of the Bush Library and Museum will join the George and Barbara Bush Foundation and the Bush School of Government and Public Service in a day of service at the Brazos Valley Food Bank.
COLLEGE STATION, June 2, 2021 –The George & Barbara Bush Foundation, the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum, the Bush School of Government & Public Service, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, Points of Light, and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation unite again for the second annual George & Barbara Bush Day of Service. The event is held annually in June to commemorate the Bushes’ birthdays and celebrate their lifelong commitment to public service. Each legacy group — including their staffs, volunteers, and friends — will honor President and Mrs. Bush in their own way and in their own communities through a day of volunteer service that will highlight the Bushes’ deep belief in education, literacy, volunteerism, leadership, character, diversity and inclusion.
The Bush Library & Museum, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation, and the Bush School of Government & Public Service will spend the day on Wednesday, June 8, serving at the Brazos Valley Food Bank. In future years, the hope is to expand the project and make the George & Barbara Bush Day of Service a community-wide event.
About the Brazos Valley Food Bank: The Brazos Valley Food Bank (BVFB) is a central food distribution site that unites food donors, volunteers and hunger-relief agencies to supply millions of meals to tens of thousands of unique individuals each year. With a vision of a hunger-free Brazos Valley (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, Robertson and Washington Counties), BVFB invests in strategies, programs, personnel and infrastructure that help Solve Hunger Today (Food for Pantries, Mobile Food Pantries, BackPack Programs, Senior Bags, School Based Food Pantries, and Food Insecurity Screen & Intervene strategies), as well as End Hunger Tomorrow (Benefits Assistance, Nutrition Education programming) and programs that prevent hunger altogether, like Together We Grow.
About the George & Barbara Bush Legacy Organizations: Today, six organizations are charged with carrying on the legacies of President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush: The George & Barbara Bush Foundation, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, the Bush School of Government & Public Service, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, Points of Light, and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. These six independent entities are committed to fostering the ideals and values that were driving forces in the lives of George & Barbara Bush. The Bushes left a “blueprint” on how to make a difference in the lives of all Americans through education, public service, literacy, volunteerism, and acts of character and inclusion.
By Amy Raines, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Marketing and Communications Director
Media contact: Amy Raines, 979-691-4069, firstname.lastname@example.org