September 23 2018
Facebook Community Leadership Program
Geriann Wiesbrook is named Facebook Community Leadership Program Fellow. This program recognized 115 community leaders from across all Facebook, Inc platforms, as extraordinary community leaders. At the time, Facebook-wide users numbered over 6 billion. With this program, Geriann was given training and a grant to create a meaningful event for the MMN community. She chose to create an all-inclusive leadership development program, to extend MMN’s ability to serve our troops and veterans.
April 23 2018
Morning Mail Debuts
Over the years, we have realized that encouragement is sorely needed. As a result, we launched a program offering a message of hope first thing in the morning. Ashley Ledford and Janelle France did an amazing job with this program. The daily posts are also available here on the website.
April 14 2018
IA Chapter Recognized for Excellence
Iowa Chapter earned the State Program Community Award from the Iowa adjutant general for non-profit community support of the Iowa National Guard and Air Guard. Iowa is constantly in action, supporting families, deployed troops, veterans, and collaborating with other organizations. Hats off to Cynthia, the Chapter Chair, and her team.
October 17 2017
I Love Someone Who Serves Published
Geriann Wiesbrook and two of her grandsons spent an afternoon writing a story about how it feels to have someone you love far from home. This book is the result of that afternoon, and illustrated by the very talented Walter Stroder. This book is available in our webstore and on Amazon. There are 9 more volumes in various stages of production.
September 11 2015
Remembering Kelly Moore
Kelly Moore served with distinction and was medically retired from the Army. On September 11, 2015 Kelly lost his battle to PTSD and his beautiful family lost their hero, husband, father. We helped Kelly’s family say goodbye in a manner befitting a hero. So many people helped but Delta Airlines is the organization that made an honorable transfer possible. We openly discuss PTSD, depression and suicide in hopes of helping someone in a way that Kelly needed and didn’t receive.
May 16 2015
Partner with Wear Blue, Run to Remember
As part of our ongoing outreach and collaboration with other great organizations, we began a partnership with Wear Blue, Run to Remember. We try to attend each run and hold a flag, honoring those who have served and saying their name aloud. This first collaboration had members representing in 42 states and we named Mark McCart in each one.
November 14 2014
Granted Non-Profit Status
After submitting our Articles of Incorporation, our first budget, many testimonials, and plans MMN is recognized by IRS as a 501(c)3