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Hello my wonderful friends!

I am excited to announce that I am now a part of the Community Outreach as a Volunteer for National Military Family Association.  I am thrilled and honored with this opportunity to work alongside an amazing organization!  Here is a brief history of the National Military Family Association (NMFA):

  • In 1969 Military Wives Association was formed with a group of spouses.
  • Seven years later it was renamed National Military Wives Association
  • In 1983 it was renamed again to the National Military Family Association

The reason for the formation from a handful of wives was to help survivors from the Vietnam War to receive the benefits and entitlements promised to them and also to ensure the survivors were properly taken care of.  Since the beginning, NMFA has been a prominent voice to Congress on the needs of our Military and their families.  The Board of Governors, which includes active duty service members, reserve component, retirees and spouses, sets the policies, approves the issues, and oversees operations.  The National Military Family Association oversees such wonderful programs such as Operation Purple Camp – a camp for kids whose parents are either deployed or have recently returned from deployment.  NMFA has been helping our Military families for over 45 years and is the “go to” source for Administration Officials, Members of Congress, and key decision makers

Did you know NMFA serves seven branches of our military?  They are:

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Marines
  • Coast Guard
  • Department of Commerce
  • Public Health Service

I know you recognize the service and sacrifices of our service members, veterans, and their families.  Today, I’m asking you to help us to continue programs that support and sustain military families through our Veteran’s Charity Challenge.

After 15 years of war, service members continue to come home battered, bruised, and with both visible and invisible wounds, like PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.  At NMFA, we know the battle doesn’t end when the deployment does.  Through our Operation Purple Healing Adventures, military families take part in a three-day experience that promotes family bonding and togetherness after an injury.

Help us serve our nation’s military families through our programs and advocacy.  With your donation, we can send more deserving veterans, service members, and their families to Healing Adventures, where they’ll reconnect, and discover a new hope for the future.

Help us heal vets, and give hope. https://www.crowdrise.com/heal-vets-give-hope/fundraiser/NMFAVolunteersRock

Thank you for your continued support of our Nation’s military families.

In Christ,

Laura

Laura Prater is a long time Army wife, her husband just retired after 20 years Active Duty this past July. She, her husband, and family are still very active in the military community. Laura is an area volunteer for National Military Family Association and also contributes occasionally to MilitaryOneClick as part of their Blogger Brigade. In addition to all this Laura is a homeschool mom to their three boys. You can find Laura sharing her favorite recipes and chatting about faith, family, all things homemaking, and homeschool over at her other website www.awefilledhomemaker.com