10 Nov '17, 3pm

A culture of community inspires veterans to volunteer

A culture of community inspires veterans to volunteer

By Bonnie Rochman / Starbucks Newsroom Sarah McCaffrey is used to creating order from chaos. For nine years as an active-duty Marine, McCaffrey juggled aviation logistics, building flight schedules and analyzing aircraft maintenance needs. Operations hinged on her ability to establish routine, a skill she’s now applying to an even more sensitive task — creating a sense of stability for the foster child who her family is raising. The bathroom can be a trigger. When McCaffrey disappears for a few minutes of privacy, her foster child — who has lived with her family for a year — grows uneasy. “He stands outside the door and asks, ‘Are you coming back?’” The exchange is heartbreaking, but McCaffrey sees it as a privilege to teach the boy, who is 4, that he is safe and loved. When she was young, McCaffrey lived for years with a relative. At other times, she moved homes annually ...

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