Tampa Area Marine Parents Association Inc

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: P.O. Box 7915 Tampa FL 33673 USA

Mission: The mission of the T.A.M.P.A. is to give support to our Marine family members in whatever areas are needed and whenever possible while continuing to be an active and visible presence to all branches of the military in our communities, the state of Florida and wherever we are led. Continually reaching out to any Marine, their parents, spouse, siblings, extended family and friends in order to give them the opportunity to become an active part of our support group, and in doing so always following our strong values of God, Family, our Nation and the United States Marine Corps.
Results: We just held our 4th Annual Run For the Fallen event. A free community memorial honoring our Fallen Heroes from Iraq & Afghanistan and our Gold Star families. This year we had over 800 in attendance with 15 Gold Star families represented from all over the state of Florida.
Target demographics: Marine Corps & all military family, friends and supporters in the state of Florida and beyond.
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: Wounded Warrior Handbooks & Childrens books, Care Packages, Field Pillows, Monthly Musters for military families, Birthday Ball, Outings
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 02-0775646
813-965-2682
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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

T.A.M.P.A. supported my husband while he was recovering from literally "blinding" wounds as a Marine in Iraq. Cyd even overnighted his favorited Cuban food to him while he was in the hospital. T.A.M.P.A. educates, entertains and loves everyone they seek out to help! 5 years after my husband was wounded we are proud to be a part of T.A.M.P.A. and support them however we can.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could do a lot more of what it always does for a lot more people. You need money to educate and build support for families and troops. T.A.M.P.A. will use the $ to help these warriors and their families.

Ways to make it better...

they had more money to help more people.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My son was blinded in Iraq in August of 2004 and T.A.M.P.A was a new group at that time. The parents of the T.A.M.P.A group were there for me every step of the way, Cyd, the president even overnighting Mike's favorite cuban food from his favorite restaurant in Tampa to all of us! T.A.M.P.A is a very cohesive group that works together to provide support for the Marines and their family.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Tiredless giving of their time.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide support for every Marine family in the world that has a son or daughter serving their country!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I first heard about T.A.M.P.A. when we met Cyd at the Veteran's Memorial Park. Her energy and dedication to Marines and their families is impressive. However, she is also willing to do anything to promote other support group organizations and assist ALL military branches. Our group participated in the R4F that they sponsored. The level of preparedness and professionalism was remarkable. The effort this organization expends toward the cause of military support is inspiring, I feel honored to be included in this circle of friends.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the chance to help them complete their mission.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I joined this organization after my son joined the Marines. I had no idea what this new thing "The Marines" was about. The people in the group were helpful in sharing their knowledge and expeiences to put my mind at ease. When my son was deployed to Afghanistan all I had to do was ask and they were there to talk or cry with me. When he was hurt in an IED blast the first person I thought to call was a member of TAMPA. Again they were there for me. This is truly a support system for service family members. My son has left the Marines, but I can never leave this group or the people who have become my friends. I joined for personal reasons, but I stay to now give back to other members and to our troops.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their response to my emotional needs during my son's deployment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The sense of giving to our troops who give so much for us.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

FABULOUS !!!!!!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help all the veterans in the area who need so much help.

Ways to make it better...

I had met them sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Gaining the respect of the military for what we can do to help.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

I have been a Marine mom now for 10 months. I have found such support from this organazation. Of course with the war going on in Afghanistan and what is happening is our world today, I am proud that my son chose to serve his country, but I feel as though I have been on an emotional roller coaster...the members and ladies heading up Tampa Area Marine Parents have been a God sent. Not only have they provided much needed support emotionally, they do so much for the families and Marines. I went to a meeting were we helped pack care packages..I am still learning about all the different areas I can help and be a part in letting our troops know how so very much they are supported here at home. I'm not much of a writer, but wanted to say something in suport of this wonderful group and the people that are a part of it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

emotional support with someone avaiable, not only to talk with, but they are a wealth of information that has helped me tremdously when I couldn't get ahold of my son and needed some questions answered.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't know of any at this point

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the friendships and opportunity to make a difference in the troops lives

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, kind,informative, I am still learning about this wonderful group, people who take time our in their day to line the streets when a fallen Marine or soldier comes home to rest. the support is amazing

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do so much for the troops and their families, I know you are wanting specifics but I'm sure there is so much I haven't learned yet being new to this...

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to volunteer myself

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

more helpers and money

One thing I'd also say is that...

I just am excited to participate more

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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