05.05.17

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Thomas Family of Lake County

U.S. SENATE — During National Foster Care Month, U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized the Thomas Family for giving their time and talent to serve as foster parents for children in Lake County.  J.P. Thomas, and his wife Tiara Thomas, have done honorable work by providing structure and consistency in many young lives.

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Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here. 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. 

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

MONTANAN OF THE WEEK 

Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, this week, I have the distinct honor of recognizing the Thomas Family for giving their time and talent to serve as foster parents for children in Lake County.  J.P. Thomas, and his wife Tiara Thomas, have done honorable work by providing structure and consistency in many young lives. 

J.P. and Tiara began serving as foster parents in their early twenties.  The young couple took a short break from fostering as their own family began to grow, but soon returned to serving as foster parents in order to help their community.  They have provided a positive environment for fifteen Montana children in their home on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  Throughout the challenging journey of serving as foster parents, J.P. and Tiara give credit to the Cornerstone Faith Center in St. Ignatius for helping them find the balance to meet the demands of faith, family, fostering, youth sports and work.

Montanans that provide structure and consistency to youngsters in need are deserving of our support.  When those Montanans are like J.P. and Tiara, and simply do what is needed in a humble and gracious manner, their service can inspire others.  Thank you, J.P and Tiara, for all you have done, and are still doing, to help others.

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