Dr. Jill Biden has been working with Operation Gratitude to put together care packages for our troops overseas, but her efforts were met with a mixed response...
Jill Biden is set to be one historical FLOTUS.
via: ShutterstockAnd her latest collaboration with Operation Gratitude shows just how dedicated she is to her new role.
After Biden's win, Jill was quick to congratulate him.
Sharing a photo of the pair in their Delaware home, she wrote: "He will be a president for all of our families."
He will be a President for all of our families. https://t.co/iGPKLMMIcK— Dr. Jill Biden (@Dr. Jill Biden)1604774605.0
Many people have been gushing over the "normality" of their photo...
And noting how refreshing it is to have an "actual American family" win the presidency.
@DrBiden Just looking at the background of this picture....lots of books, a slightly worn couch that looks like peo… https://t.co/7lGpWkoDsK— HappyEnchilada (@HappyEnchilada)1604775053.0
The Bidens are undeniably very different to the Trumps...
via: ShutterstockAnd, in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning back in August, the future first lady detailed just how different the White House will be under a Biden rule.
Apparently, Dr. Biden has plans to continue teaching.
via: ShutterstockBiden, who is currently a full-time English professor at Northern Virginia Community College, previously said: "If we get to the White House, I'm gonna continue to teach. It's important, and I want people to value teachers and know their contributions, and lift up the profession."
In 231 years of the role's existence, Dr. Biden would be making history if she were to continue working.
In the same interview, Biden outlined her other plans as the first lady.
Not only that, but she is also stepping up for a cause close to her heart this holiday season.On Thursday, she attended her first solo event since the election. And people had mixed reactions...
@kylegriffin1 aahhh....a real First Lady. Finally.— Jay 🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@Jay 🇺🇸🏳️🌈)1607623251.0
@kylegriffin1 Meanwhile, current First Lady melania trump is planning to relocate to Canada https://t.co/1LMjZcLNnb— Troll 🇺🇸🏴🇮🇳 (@Troll 🇺🇸🏴🇮🇳)1607623261.0
@kylegriffin1 Not smart for someone who's going to be in close proximity of the president elect. Really not a good… https://t.co/ZtmhielRyT— Jack P Jung (@Jack P Jung)1607623693.0
@kylegriffin1 That’s stupid and dangerous. She needs to quit trying so hard to be seen as ‘just another working woman’.— Liz (@Liz)1607624071.0
@kylegriffin1 While the current First Lady sits in her Taxpayer paid White House tennis pavilion and thinks about h… https://t.co/6Zvd3LIgxh— Remove Trump (@Remove Trump)1607625130.0
@kylegriffin1 Dr. Biden has already done more in the one month since the election than the current lady in the Whit… https://t.co/WV5IBJRMmN— Monica Villafuentes🇺🇸😷🇲🇽 (@Monica Villafuentes🇺🇸😷🇲🇽)1607625815.0
@kylegriffin1 Classy is in style for 2021— Debra H (@Debra H)1607627073.0
@kylegriffin1 Wow, a First Lady that actually does something useful!— Michelle B (@Michelle B)1607628769.0
@kylegriffin1 After 4 years, we finally have a First Lady in the White House that not only takes cares of our troop… https://t.co/guTBV8rWUp— Pitbull4me (@Pitbull4me)1607632080.0
@kylegriffin1 THIS is the leadership and country I want. Thank you @DrBiden and designated Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin!— Kathy NJ (@Kathy NJ)1607639307.0
Dr. Biden stepped up to assist Operation Gratitude in Washington, D.C. last week...Helping to assemble care packages for U.S. troops who will be overseas for Christmas.
And she made sure to stick to the safety protocols, wearing a pair of gloves and a face mask.
The packages were filled with various items, such as snacks, candy, and even handwritten letters of gratitude.
.@DrBiden and Secretary of Defense-designate Lloyd Austin assembled care packages for deployed service members wit… https://t.co/UX7Q9B1eTA— Michael LaRosa (@Michael LaRosa)1607635173.0
Dr. Biden was also joined by retired Gen. Lloyd Austin...
Who was recently announced as the president-elect's nominee for secretary of defense.
I just got confirmation that @DrBiden and her team are now getting involved! She will be helping put together some… https://t.co/gZlFpNjioT— Kristen Powers (@Kristen Powers)1607614777.0
Vice president of marketing and communications for Operation Gratitude, Danielle Tenconi, gave a statement in regards to the packages...
"Today is part of a multi-day effort in DC and Los Angeles to pack a total of twenty-thousand packages. Each package contains snacks, candy, ten handwritten letters of gratitude, and hand-knitted scarfs from more than 1 million volunteers nationwide."
Small acts of kindness can mean so much - especially to a service member deployed overseas or a military family mis… https://t.co/331ztiNEPg— Dr. Jill Biden (@Dr. Jill Biden)1607640806.0
Dr. Biden was reportedly inspired to volunteer after watching reporter Kristen Powers' open up about the great cause.Twenty-thousand care packages are being prepared to ship to troops with help from Veterans United Home Loans and CSX to thank those serving over in the Middle East, South Pacific, Europe, and aboard the U.S. Naval vessels.
They have delivered over 3 million care packages since March...Sent to deployed troops, veterans, military families, first responders, and healthcare professionals.
"Small acts of kindness can mean so much - especially to a service member deployed overseas or a military family missing them at home. Thank you Operation Gratitude for letting us join you today and for all you do," Dr. Biden tweeted after her visit.Responding to her tweet, Operation Gratitude thanked her for getting involved. "Thank you so much Dr. Biden for joining us today to assemble holiday care packages for deployed troops. Dr. Biden called on 'all Americans to commit to an act of kindness' and you can do so today through [virtual volunteerism]."
Supporting the military has always been an important part of Dr. Biden's work...During Joe Biden's time as vice president, Dr. Biden teamed up with Michelle Obama to launch "Joining Forces" to help veterans and their families.
Back in 2010, she also teamed up with White House interns...Putting together care packages for the families of wounded soldiers.
Here's what she told the interns at the time..."It’s the small acts of kindness that make a difference to the military and their families. I hope when you go back to your colleges and communities you continue this kind of service."
She also mentioned how important it was to protect the "vulnerable" members of our community...
"As the United States works to advance human rights around the world, we must also recognize that our task begins here at home. My administration is committed to ensuring every person is free to flourish in a society that values and defends equal justice for all," the president-elect wrote on social media. Dr. Biden added: "Protect the marginalized. Protect the vulnerable."
In the spirit of gratitude and the holidays, Thank You!! Our Military & First Responder Heroes appreciate your supp… https://t.co/sSBohCdINW— Operation Gratitude (@Operation Gratitude)1607630118.0
What an incredible thing to do!
Keep scrolling for more, including why everyone's obsessing over her election night outfit...
.@DrBiden participates in Operation Gratitude a care package event with President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for defens… https://t.co/fIOSTfRcJb— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Bloomberg Quicktake)1607627295.0