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Review for Marineparents Com Inc, Columbia, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Connie McClellan. I am the mother of Marine CPL. John McClellan. On Sept 26, 2006 John was shot through the head by a sniper while serving in Iraq. Immediately, while John was at Bethesda Nat'l Naval Medical Center, John began receiving the first of hundreds of get well cards from the volunteers of Marine Parents. Further, while we were at the hospital, Marine Parents had a wonderful meal for the families of the injured as well as some of the injured themselves who were able to attend the dinners. Marine Parents is ALL about our injured, of all brances of service. Since this time, I have been involved in the packing of 'care' packages that Marine Parents organizes no less than 4 times a year. Thousands of packages are assemble and shipped by Marine Parents and volunteers every year.

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

Marine Parents was there for our family every step of the way during my son, John's recovery.Also they funded John's participation in the Marine Corps Marathon, in October of 2009. This event provided an extreme boost to John's self esteem.

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

I can't think of a thing to improve the performance and purpose of this organization. Marine Parents and their founder, Tracy Della Veccia have NOTHING but the best interest of our service men and women in EVERYTHING they do.

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

The benefit of meals while my Marine son was recovering from a sniper shot through the head while serving in Iraq

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

All of the staff and volunteers of Marine Parents have the same heart: Do everything possible to help our Marines in very dept imaginable.

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

Oh could expand it's website to include a private venue for service people to correspond with each other. It could do even more to help our Marines (and other service people as well) to deal with issues such as Post Traumatic stress syndrome.

Ways to make it better...

It could have been better if Marine Parents had the funds to provide more meals for our family and other families. Meals at the hospital are very difficult to come by (except for McDonalds) on the weekends as everything in the hosptial shuts down.

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

funding, of course.

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

Marine Parent's goal, in my opinion, is to pick up where the government leaves off in treatments and resources for our Marines and soldiers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & Received hundreds of get well cards for my son and meals served at hosptial.