During a stop at Park University in north Kansas City, the Second Lady received a briefing on "Partners in Care," a faith-based program between the Missouri National Guard and members of the state's religious community to help military families in need.
Biden heard from National Guard Specialist Shane and
Jennifer Whitacre, Mobery residents who benefited from the program. Specialist
Whitacre was injured during his time serving in
At that point, the family reached out to the Partners in Care program, which found them assistance for childcare.
Biden, who has a son serving in the National Guard, said the emotional help the program gives families is a real boost.
"It's not the physical need, it is the emotional need
that the pastors are helping with," she said. "I saw it myself when
my son was deployed to
"This program that you have is really a wonderful program," she said.
Across town, Joe Biden will raise money for Sen. Claire
McCaskill and U.S. House candiate Teresa Hensley, who is currently
Biden will attend the $2,500-per-plate luncheon in the Northland. It is closed to the public.
The event, hosted at a private residence, will be the first
time Vice President Biden has joined McCaskill in
Joe Biden will then will hold an event for Hensley at