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Review for The National Military Family Association, Alexandria, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first began my "love affair" with the National Military Family Association in October 2009. I'd heard about it, but never really "knew" about it until my family was named the USCG Family of the Year during the Association's 40th Anniversary. Because of this special year, the event we attended was surreal. I don't remember a lot of the people I met but I know that there were a lot of military supporters there, including brass from all services, all the vendors that support the military, TriWest, our healthcare provider was a sponsor, and of course the Board of Directors for the Association and their support. After the event was over, I decided I wanted to give back since I was given such an awesome award and opportunity. I became an Association Representative and fostered others to become Reps also. I also reported back to the Association that there were problems in the Alaska military area that should be addressed. I attended well thoughtout trainings that the Association recorded for me so I could still work and be a volunteer. I have now been a Rep and/or Volunteer for the Association for almost 3 years. I was also sent to a camp for military children to observe how they administer their programs and report it back to the Association - lots of fun. I am lucky to be a volunteer although lately I have been so busy with my children and life that I can volunteer when I can! If anyone is looking for a place to volunteer, this is it. I could go on and on but I'll stop now.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer

Review for The National Military Family Association, Alexandria, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was first intruduced to the National Military Family Association by winning the Coast Guard Family of the Year award from them in 2009. I was so inspired by all of the wonderful things they do for active duty, retired, spouses, and children that I had to become a regular volunteer. I now write for them, speak about what they do and the services they offer to fellow military folks, and attend trainings when available. If you need any military information at all whatsoever, they are the go-to website/organization! The Association also started Operation Purple Camps for children of active duty military that are away from their families! Awesome stuff!

Role:  Volunteer & I spread the word about the help the Association gives and the constant lobbying they do for military families in congress! I also write articles for the Association when needed about volunteers or my military location.