Thursday, April 27, 2017

Military Mama's Network - Meeting May 13

The Military Mama Network is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to support U. S. military troops. Geriann
Wiesbrook from Joliet, IL started the network after seeing her brother and her son join the military. She wanted to do something not just for them but others as well. She started making care packages to send overseas filled with all kinds of things pack with a handwritten letter or a card. This was the start of the network when she realized that were others who wanted to help. She started a Facebook Page and started getting moms from all over the country to join. Soon word got around and chapters began to form. Moms and dads were coming together to lend support in any way that they could, not just for the overseas members but those stateside as well.

The network also offers support and help for first time moms and dads who are seeing their children going to basic or being deployed. The network is there to support our troops as well as the families.

We want them to know that they are being thought of, being prayed for and that they do have someone who supports them.

A local chapter of Military Mama has recently formed. Beth Hemphill of the local group said, "What our local chapter will do is show support to our military members and their families. We will gather together supplies and goodies for our care packages that we will be sending out. We will send out letters and cards. We want our men and women to know that we are here for them anytime. This is a non profit volunteer group. We welcome moms, dads, sisters, brothers and anyone who fully supports our military troops."

If you are interested in joining, our next meeting will be May 13th at City Hall at 5:30. Bring a picture of your military member if you have one. You may contact Beth Hemphill at 662-803-6621 for more information.