Lisa Diggs – Veteran Hero Awards
2020 Veteran Hero Awards

Lisa Diggs

Veteran Volunteer

Organization Blue Star Families

Position Volunteer

Lisa’s Nomination #1of3

Since 2017, Lisa has stepped up to help and support the needs of our Military Spouses and Families, through being a Representative of Blue Star Families Volunteer Ambassador Program. She has made sure that local museums and venues are open to serving our military and Veteran Community though the Blue Star Museums and Parks Program, as a volunteer she presented plaques if appreciation to our partners. She spend many hours getting the word out about our COVID-19 RUSS survey to help families in need of support in areas of food, emergency services and housing, by getting the information we were able to help these military spouses and their families. In 2019 she was also very active in getting out the Military/Veteran Community Readiness Survey to find out what needs that Veterans and their families needed in transitioning into civilian job and life. Also she did ambassador duties of reaching out to Starbucks and Macy's to have outreach and commitment to them helping our families and spouses with fundraising for the many programs. Also Lisa is active in her local City if Riverside neighborhood engagement programs, such as HEAL Zone to help low-income families to have nutritional foods and active living activities in their Community. She is a 6th-8th grade Title One Teacher in a middle school, and she volunteered with the Family Resource Center to make sure that the families and students in need get school supplies, food, clothing and toiletries so that they can be ready for the start of a new school year, as well as Volunteer during the school year to insure that these families thrive all year. She volunteered at the Thanksgiving event and Operation Christmas child to make sure homeless and foster Families get food and clothing as well as toys. She is always looking out for her fellow neighbors, especially seniors and Veterans in need. During COVID-19 pandemic she checks in on her seniors and Veterans weekly, taking food, bread, toiletries and toilet paper to them.

Nomination #2

Lisa participates in various volunteer activities to support military families in her community. She is very dedicated to her work!

Nomination #3

Lisa volunteers for multiple organizations to support military families and veterans in her community!
Lisa Diggs
VHA 2020 Veteran Volunteer nominee Lisa Diggs