Military Mama Network was launched with a single mission. We didn’t realize it at the time, but the effort of a few people to send a soldier and his dog supplies, launched what is now MMN. We didn’t have a website, nor a Facebook group, but we had a lot of heart.
Check out some of our completed missions:
Boxes of Love: We sent over 1,000 boxes during 2018. In fact, we sent many more than 1,000 and plan to send at least that many in 2019.
Card Team: In 2018, we sent over 35,000 cards to service members, veterans and their families.
Gold Star Mother retreat day: Through the generosity of many supporters, financial, product and service donations, we were able to pamper Gold Star Mothers who had gathered together for a public event. We wanted to give these amazing women the opportunity to be pampered, unwind and connect, away from the pubic eye.
Lucy’s Legacy: This special mission began with the loss of our smallest service member and has financially assisted many families in crisis since then. We have provided gas cards, lodging, transportation for some families and respite care for others. As long as MilitaryMamaNetwork exists, we will carry Lucy in our hearts and as part of our missions to assist families in need.
Honoring Mark McCart: Mark was an amazing husband and friend to many. After his unexpected death, we committed to not only remembering him but also honoring all those who perish after serving our country. We expanded our Fallen Friday to include veterans. Fallen Friday is a movement we have created encouraging all who are aware to honor those who have fallen in or after serving our country. It is a simple mission: tell the story of those who have died during the past week. Perform an act of service in their honor. Share with your recipient why you are doing this, and tell them about our fallen. Like Mark, we want our fallen to be honored for who they were and the life they lived. Every Friday, we name our fallen and invite those who are available to participate in Fallen Friday.
Joshua’s Homecoming: Joshua and his men were adopted by several mamas and our founder, Geriann, has had an extra soft spot for Joshua and his family. Read how MMN helped Joshua while deployed, and beyond. Joshua’s project has a special place in the history of MMN. Joshua is now a father of two and a recruiter in California. He may never need MMN deployment support again, but his recruits will.